Wisconsin vs. Ohio State: 10 Things We Learned from the Badgers' Loss

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Wisconsin vs. Ohio State: 10 Things We Learned from the Badgers' Loss
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

You would have to go back to the third week of the 2012 season to find the last time the Wisconsin Badgers won a close game. 

Saturday's 31-24 defeat at The Horseshoe against Ohio State marked the seventh consecutive loss the Badgers have sustained when the final margin of victory is seven points or less. The last time the Badgers managed to eek one out, current head coach Gary Andersen was on the opponent's sideline leading Utah State.

While Wisconsin did manage to avoid being embarrassed by a very talented Buckeyes team, there were a few game-changing plays that would end up putting the Badgers in an irrecoverable hole. The Badgers did get the ball back late with a chance to tie the game, but a long field combined with a short clock and no timeouts proved to be too much for the Wisconsin offense.

There's no shame losing to a team ranked in the Top 5 when playing on the road, but considering the circumstances, this one still leaves a lingering sting. Besides knowing that the Badgers are now 3-2, there are 10 things we can take away from Wisconsin's loss in Columbus, Ohio.

 

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