Five Takeaways From Wisconsin’s 28-17 Win At Iowa

Five Takeaways From Wisconsin’s 28-17 Win At Iowa

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Five Takeaways From Wisconsin’s 28-17 Win At Iowa

No.18 Wisconsin bounced back in a big way from its first loss of the season, utilizing a fourth-quarter comeback to stun Iowa, 28-17, at Kinnick Stadium Saturday night. Here are the takeaways

SECONDARY STRUGGLES

After a decent start to the year, the secondary really struggled in coverage, especially redshirt freshman cornerback Faion Hicks. Iowa hit on multiple big plays through the air, which is uncharacteristic of the Badgers defense that entered the night 11th nationally against the pass. With completions
of 46, 45, 24, and 20 yards through the air, UW struggled to matchup in coverage against Iowa’s big, athletic tight ends. Not only did UW’s young corners allowing big plays, but pass interference penalties killed them set up scoring drives, as well. Entering the bye week, improving this area of defense is 1A on defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard’s to-do list.

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