Well, Wisconsin's inconsistent play finally caught up to them. And it couldn't have come at a more crucial moment in the season.
After looking largely unimpressive during non-conference play, Wisconsin needed to start out the Big Ten season on a good note.
And, at Michigan State, they needed to play much better than they did in the first four weeks.
They didn't. And they lost. In fact, they're lucky they didn't lose by more than the final 34-24 margin.
So, with that in my mind, here are my grades for Wisconsin's first loss of the season.