The Wisconsin Badgers not only lost to third-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes 24-10 on Saturday night at home, but they also lost running back Braelon Allen due to an injury. He sustained a lower left leg injury during the game. Allen’s future for the remainder of the season is uncertain, and their next game will be this Saturday against the Indiana Hoosiers on the road.
In the game against Ohio State, he rushed for 50 yards on 10 carries, fumbled twice, and lost one. In that contest, he averaged 5.0 yards per carry. Allen has been a big part of the Badgers offense this season. He has rushed for 754 yards on 130 carries and eight touchdowns. Braelon Allen is averaging 5.8 yards per carry.
In the receiving game, he has not been a factor in that department. Allen has only caught 24 passes for 96 yards receiving and zero touchdowns. He is averaging 4.0 yards per carry.
Braelon Allen is a junior and 19 years old. If he does not play another snap this season for the Wisconsin Badgers, it will be interesting to see if he would declare for the 2024 NFL Draft or return to Wisconsin for his senior season. That is a question for another day, though.
If Braelon Allen is Ruled Out For Saturday Against the Indiana Hoosiers, Expect Chez Mellusi and Jackson Acker to Get Carries For the Wisconsin Badgers
If Allen is ruled out on Saturday against the Hoosiers, expect senior Chez Mellusi and sophomore Jackson Acker to get some carries. Mellusi has rushed for 307 yards on 51 carries and four touchdowns this season. He is averaging 6.0 yards per carry.
As for Acker, he has rushed for 145 yards on 35 carries and zero touchdowns. Jackson Acker is averaging 4.1 yards per carry. Wisconsin’s offense would lose some pop in the backfield without Allen. He is one of the most important players on the Badgers offense.
This is a football game that, even without Allen, the Badgers should win easily. Wisconsin has a 5-3 overall record and a 3-2 record in BIG10 Conference play. As for the Indiana Hoosiers, they have a 2-6 overall record and a 0-5 record in BIG10 Conference play.