As Wisconsin football moves on from its bye week and gets set to prepare for a Northwestern team fresh off a hard-fought defeat, it's a good time to get nerdy.
Entering Week 7 of the college football season, the Badgers have put up some pretty staggering numbers, but even so, they are 3-2 and have a long road ahead of them if they want a chance at returning to Pasadena. Speaking of staggering numbers, Wisconsin has now lost 12 of its last 15 games decided by one possession.
Those 12 losses include two from 2013, although one didn't exactly come in conventional fashion. If it wants to avoid a third while subsequently dropping to .500, Wisconsin will have to take care of business at Camp Randall Stadium against a ranked opponent on Oct. 12.
There are some startling team statistics for the Badgers, and we'll touch on some of them, but it's the individual feats that we will focus on through five weeks of play.