Wisconsin-Penn State: What's Wrong With the Badgers?

Adam LindemerSenior Analyst IOctober 11, 2008

The problems continue for the Wisconsin Badgers has they get crushed by the No. 6 Penn State Nittany Lions 48-7.

Wisconsin's losing streak is now at three, with the last two being at home under the lights, which has the 3-3 Badgers fighting to just make a bowl game this year.

If the leader of the offense is the quarterback, then the Badgers are is serious trouble. Senior Allan Evridge was finally lifted for junior backup Dustin Sherer in the second half, after many 'boo-birds' were heard throughout Camp Randall.

For the last three weeks, Evridge just hasn't looked like a leader of any sort. I see, Sherer starting the rest of the way.

What's the worse that can happen? The Badgers have already become a laughing stock in the conference.

Plus, the Badger defense was nowhere to be seen as they let Penn State reel off 377 yards of total offense.

However, Wisconsin did have 313 yards themselvesthey just weren't able to find the end-zone more than once.

The time of possession was close to even, but the Nittany Lions were able to do more when they had the ball, like score touchdowns.

Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark led the No. 6 team in the land by going 16-for-26 with 3 total touchdowns (pass-1, rush-2). He made every play, finding every hole in Wisconsin's swiss cheese defense.

The Badgers punting game was atrocious, always giving the Nittany Lions good field position. Wisconsin committed eight penalties, which did help either. And if you lose the turnover battle, you lose the game; Wisconsin had three to Penn State's one.

The Badgers will have a lot of work to do as the travel to Iowa next week, where they have always struggled. Then they play host to Illinois and go to East Lansing after that to face the surging Spartans.

I honestly don't know what you should expect out of the Badgers in the upcoming weeks, but they need to quickly realize that game days are on Saturday.