The Wisconsin Badgers have been one of the more consistent teams for the better part of the last decade in the game of college football, although they do have a bit of trouble winning the highlight contests they’re involved in. This was no more evident than it was on Saturday night in Texas against the LSU Tigers in their opener.
Wisconsin burst out to a commanding 24-7 lead early in the second half, but then the wheels not only began to fall off, they exploded off of the vehicle.
After a fake punt in their first possession of the second half, LSU rattled off 21 unanswered points to walk away with the 28-24 victory, leaving Wisconsin and Big Ten Football fans alike wondering what could have happened.
Following the game, Badgers star running back Melvin Gordon, who finished the game with 140 yards in 16 carries with a touchdown, admitted that he knows the worries about this program not being able to win the big one will be rampant.
“It was a big game for us, and we fell short,” Gordon said. “Obviously, people will say Wisconsin can’t win the big game. I’m sure they’ll be saying that all year.”
Gordon is absolutely right. All things considered as of right now, Wisconsin has a pretty easy schedule the rest of the way. So even if they do run roughshod through the rest of their opponents, people will constantly point back to Saturday night, the one they let get away–again.