The Wisconsin Badgers finished with a winning season
The Wisconsin Badgers hoped for a better winter destination than the Guaranteed Rate Bowl when they started the season. However, the team seemed thrilled with their 24-17 victory over Oklahoma State Tuesday night. The Badgers took a large lead before the Cowboys mounted a furious comeback. Wisconsin held on to win, bringing their final record for the 2022 season to 7-6.
The Badgers’ win sent defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard out with a win. Wisconsin players had rallied around the interim coach after Paul Chryst was fired midseason when the team was 2-3. Leonhard’s Badgers finished the rest of the season 4-3 but lost to a big rival, the Minnesota Golden Gophers, in their final regular season game. Then the Wisconsin administration hired Luke Fickell from Cincinnati to overhaul the program.
Badgers Linebacker describes the season
Redshirt freshman Darryl Peterson was asked how he’d describe the 2022 campaign. According to Raul Vazquez Badger Blitz, Peterson used colorful language to describe the season:
“A shit show.”
Darryl Peterson was asked how he’d describe the season:— Raul Vazquez (@RaulV45) December 28, 2022
“A shit show.” #Badgers
It was a tough season for the staff and players. But the players on the field Tuesday night seemed to be bought into the program. They battled hard the entire game. Fickell should be able to field a good team next year with the talent coming back and some of his top recruits who have already committed.