The Badgers utterly dominated Iowa in the second half of yesterday's game, out-gaining them 189 to 68. Iowa never even sniffed a scoring chance.
Yet the Badgers managed to win the half just 3-0, and lost the game 10-6. Stuff happens.
Overall, the Badgers out-gained Iowa 320-221. Since 2000, when the Badgers have out-gained an opponent by 99 yards or more, they are 77-8 (including yesterday's loss).
Even looking at the halo around a 99-yard advantage: when the Badgers have out-gained an opponent by 49-149 yards since 2000 they are 38-9 (including yesterday's loss).
The point is, today's game was a freak out. Stuff happens.
Obviously, Wisconsin is not a great football team this year. But they aren't some sad sack bunch of shit bags either. They had a bad, unlucky day, and when mediocre teams have bad, unlucky days they lose to decent opponents.
But I'm seeing otherwise smart people actually call for Tanner McEvoy to be inserted at Quarterback.
Honestly, this makes me despair. How can democracy be a viable form of government when there are reasonable people calling for Tanner McEvoy to be inserted at Quarterback?