On Wednesday night, Wisconsin on BTN released statistics on Twitter showing that since 2000, the only Big Ten defense has allowed under 65 yards per game.
The 2021 Wisconsin defense was one of three listed along with the 2003 Ohio and 2006 Michigan teams. Last season, the Badgers were able to terrorize opposing quarterbacks and often beat running backs in the backfield. This is, of course, thanks to the excellent individual performance of midfielders Leo Chenal, Nick Herbig and Jack Sanborn.
Let’s hope the Badgers’ defense can continue its historic growth next season, even if some key players move to the NFL.