Thursday, October 18, 2007

Down The Tubes???

It is too early to say the Badger Football season is down the tubes with back to back losses at Illinois and Penn State, but it is not too early to say the Badgers are in serious trouble. It looks like our defense is completely shredded. We can't stop anyone. By the way did I mention the running game that Northern Illinois has. The player the Badgers need to watch out for is Justin Anderson.
The now-featured running back for Northern Illinois, is hardly a household name, yet he has rushed for more yards (868) than Heisman candidates Rashard Mendenhall of Illinois (839), Darren McFadden of Arkansas (822) and Ray Rice of Rutgers (818), not to mention Wisconsin’s own P.J. Hill (825).
What’s more impressive is that the third-year sophomore has essentially amassed this total in a mere 5 1/2 games. When junior tailback Montell Clanton suffered a torn ACL in the second game of the season against Southern Illinois, the Huskies looked to Anderson to take the reins of the running game. In the five games since, Anderson has averaged 157 yards, while scoring four touchdowns (he had three touchdowns in the Southern Illinois game as well).

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