Things weren't looking great for the Wisconsin Badgers in the first half against Georgia Southern. The offense couldn't gain traction and take advantage of opportunities and Georgia Southern was giving the Badgers more than they could handle. The game went into halftime a 7-7 tie and there were nerves abound.
In the 2nd half, the Badgers started looking like the team they're expected to be, scoring 28 unanswered points to beat Georgia Southern 35-14.
After coming into the game with a negative-six turnover differential, the Badgers were able to even that out in just one game, securing five interceptions and one fumble recovery off Georgia Southern QB Davis Brin. Hunter Wohler had two interceptions himself and was joined by Jason Maitre, CJ Goetz, and Ricardo Hallman with picks and linebacker Maema Njongmeta had the fumble recovery.
Badgers QB Tanner Mordecai finished 19 of 30 passing for 236 yards but no touchdown passes. However he did rush for a pair of touchdowns.
Speaking of rushing, Braelon Allen led the ground attack with 12 carries for 94 yards and two touchdowns. Chez Mellusi added 61 yards on 15 carries with a touchdown.
Wisconsin is the first Big Ten team with 5+ INT and 5+ sacks in a game since 2000. The defense was putting a ton of pressure in the backfield on Georgia Southern and got home quite often. It was a mostly passing attack for the Eagles as Brin attempted 52 passes and completed 33 of them for 383 yards.
Next up for the Badgers is the beginning of Big Ten play. They'll face the Purdue Boilermakers on Friday, September 22nd at 6 pm.