Michigan vs. Wisconsin score, takeaways: No. 13 badgers smash wolverines for easy road victory
When will it end? Michigan fans should ask themselves after seeing another embarrassing loss. 13th place Wisconsin beat Michigan 49-11 at The Big House on Saturday night. It was a game I felt within minutes of starting. The stumbling Michigan defense was able to force a Wisconsin ball into the first half of the game, but the Wolverines turned the ball over on their first night. Joe Milton was deflected before the pass was taken. After a few plays, Wisconsin took a 7-0 lead.
Milton blocked again on Michigan’s second possession. However, he failed to find Wisconsin striker Leo Chenel and fired a pass directly into his count. The arrival of the channel soon set another Wisconsin score.
Luckily for Michigan, it won’t turn the ball around again. At least not in the traditional way. Unfortunately, caring for the ball is almost not enough to get the Wolverines back in the game.
The Badger attack will continue, with Wisconsin leading 28-0 at half-time. This is the largest shortage Michigan has faced in half an hour of a home game since 1927. The Wolverines will show some signs of life in the third quarter, which will put 11 points on the board, but it will be a short-lived explosion. Wisconsin responds by burying the Wolverines with two more touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
The Badgers move into the season 2-0 with a win, which sets a big game against the Northwest 4-0 next week. There are only two teams unbeaten in the Big Ten West division. As for the Wolverines, they are currently 1-3 on the season and will face the 1-3 team at the Rutgers next week.