The University of Wisconsin football team had high expectations in 2020.
Jack Sanborn led the Badgers in tackles each of the past two seasons, and Faion Hicks led UW cornerbacks in tackles and pass breakups in 2020.
Wake Forest averaged 75.4 offensive plays and 435.3 yards per game this season, both of which would’ve ranked second in the Big Ten Conference this year.
Chenal’s physical tools were apparent when he got chances to play in 2019, but he needed more time to learn the finer points of Leonhard’s sch…
Sanborn was the connective tissue in the middle of the Badgers’ defense that was again one of the best in the FBS. He led UW with 52 tackles, …
A quick look at the Badgers' 20-17 OT victory over the Golden Gophers in the battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe Saturday at Camp Randall.
Tom Oates grades the Badgers' performance in their 20-17 overtime victory over the Golden Gophers in the battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe Saturday at Camp Randall.
Led by its defense, the Badgers jumped out to a 28-0 lead over the Wolverines on Saturday, spurred by two turnovers the defense caused on the first two Michigan possessions, and rolled to a 49-11 win.
UW's 49-11 win over Michigan at Michigan Stadium showed that even after a COVID-19 outbreak cost the team two games, the Badgers are legitimate contenders.
Key returners: Mike Maskalunas (redshirt sr.), Jack Sanborn (jr.), Leo Chenal (soph.).
Whether it's sacks, tackles for loss, takeaways, meager yardage totals or shutouts, Wisconsin's defense has had a five-game run for the ages under coordinator Jim Leonhard.
Jack Coan passed for just 113 yards and threw his first interception of the season in UW's 24-15 win over Northwestern on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium.
Safety Madison Cone (left leg) is still questionable for the Badgers.
True freshman Graham Mertz and redshirt freshman Chase Wolf split second-team reps behind Coan.
A chance meeting at an airport restaurant with University of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez led to the inside linebacker coming to Wisconsin.
Chenal, a true freshman, has taken the majority of second-team reps at inside linebacker during spring practice.
Orr heads into his senior year with far more experience than any other UW inside linebacker after the departures of T.J. Edwards and Ryan Connelly.