Loser: Wisconsin Badgers (No. 6 down to No. 18)
Sorry, Wisconsin, you took the toughest ‘L’ of the week. Of all the ranked teams to lose in Week 3, none took a bigger hit than the Wisconsin Badgers who were ranked No. 6 overall before losing, at home, to BYU. If this wasn’t the biggest shock of the young season, I don’t know what is.
The Badgers had everything working for them through the first two games. Alex Hornibrook looked like an improved quarterback with more power and accuracy, Jonathan Taylor was being his Heisman-contending self and the defense was as stingy as we all expected.
Well, BYU exposed some weaknesses for the Badgers.
The Badgers’ run defense couldn’t seem to slow Squally Canada and Hornibrook didn’t have his best day with no touchdowns and a pick.
Not even Wisconsin is safe from upset this season, making the Big Ten West look a little more open. The Badgers looked like a team that could end the regular season unbeaten, but it’s clear they still have a ways to go to compete with college football’s elite.