The Wisconsin Badgers are officially over .500. Ground and pound was the name of the game as the Badgers took care of business against Maryland. Isaac Guerendo recorded the third-longest run in University history with his 89-yard touchdown. Braelon Allen helped combine for 233 total yards rushing as Wisconsin defeated Maryland 23-10 on Saturday. The team has been 3-1 since Jim Leonhard took over as the interim head coach of Wisconsin. It would appear the players have certainly taken a liking to Leonhard. Their reaction in the locker room after the game was enough evidence enough.
Badgers Players Swarm Jim Leonhard After Victory Vs Maryland
— Mike Heller (@HellerSports) November 5, 2022
Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa entered the day having completed 72.5% of his passes. This ranked fourth among all Football Bowl Subdivision players. However, against Wisconsin he went just 10 of 23 and only 77 yards. Tagovailoa was also sacked FIVE times. The lone touchdown for Maryland (6-3, 3-3) came on a 5-yard completion from Tagovailoa to Tai Felton with 57 seconds left in the game.
On the other side of the coin, however, Wisconsin’s Graham Mertz was 5 of 18 for 77 yards. It was a rough day passing for both quarterbacks as defenses and weather ruled the day. The Badgers’ defense benefited from the return of Big Ten sacks leader Nick Herbig. Herbig had two of Wisconsin’s five sacks to increase his season total to eight. Safety Hunter Wohler also returned to the field for the first time since week one. He recorded an interception today as well. The Badgers’ win today ended Maryland’s string of 10 straight games in which it had scored at least 27 points. Overall it was a great day for Badger football and Jim Leonhard seems to continue to take a strong hold of that Wisconsin Head Coaching Job.
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