Leonard Fournette is set to return after posting 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns in 300 carries, and added 253 yards in receiving. After a dropped Jamal Adams interception, Wisconsin was able to convert the turnover into a field goal to take a 3-0 lead. He clocked out of Saturday with 86 yards on 21 carries and scored the only Wisconsin touchdown. Like LSU, Wisconsin couldn’t get much going through the air.
LSU linebacker Duke Riley called the coin toss accurately and the Tigers deferred the decision until the second half.
But then Wisconsin won, a 16-14 upset over the fifth-ranked Tigers.
Leonard Fournette: Though the LSU star started off slow, he came on strong to do everything in his power.
Wisconsin jumped all over lackluster LSU, gaining 339 yards with 21 first downs in balanced fashion while holding the inept Tigers’ offense to five drives of less than nine yards and a long of 49. Following the Wisconsin blueprint, the Badgers gave running back Corey Clement a heavy workload.
Instead, LSU got what it deserved, and the speculation can begin on if Miles will survive the season.
But Wisconsin certainly doesn’t want to put everything on the back of Houston.
Harris has been an inconsistent passer throughout his career.
The Badgers need to start winning big-time games if they hope to elevate the program’s status from very good to elite. After Fournette brought some life to LSU, a fumbled exchange between Harris and Fournette knocked LSU out of field goal range and they were forced to punt.
LSU quarterback Brandon Harris threw to Travin Dural for a 10-yard touchdown. From the heat on Les Miles and his staff to potential punishment for an offensive lineman after a vicious cheap shot.
The Badgers took a 6-0 lead into the lockerroom.
The Tigers have unique insight on Wisconsin. The lone player in the vicinity was Wisconsin safety D’Cota Dixon, who made the easy game-clinching pick. Clement reeled off runs of 12 and 10 yards to the LSU 9 before scoring two plays later on a 5-yard run that was initially ruled short of the goalline. The Bulldogs led 17-0 at halftime, then increased the lead to 20-7 midway through the third quarter. Like LSU, Wisconsin is typically a physical defense as well, but the Badgers don’t have the same depth and top-level talent on that side of the ball as the Tigers.