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October 20, 2019

Wisconsin quarterback Jack Coan throws an incomplete pass as Illinois  defensive lineman Tymir Oliver pressures him during the second quarter.
Wisconsin quarterback Jack Coan throws an incomplete pass as Illinois defensive lineman Tymir Oliver pressures him during the second quarter. (Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/USA TODAY Sports)

One of the most underrated aspects of college football is how dramatically and unexpectedly the pretenders reveal themselves. When you looked at Wisconsin’s schedule this year, particularly the way the Badgers played in the early part of the season, you only saw one probable loss – next Saturday at Ohio State – before the Big Ten championship game.

But it didn’t even take that long to expose No. 6 Wisconsin as a complete fraud of a national title contender. (READ MORE) by Dan Wolken | USA TODAY

Wisconsin players walk off the field as Illinois celebrates their 24-21 win at Memorial Stadium.
Wisconsin players walk off the field as Illinois celebrates their 24-21 win at Memorial Stadium. (Photo: Holly Hart, AP)

Thirty-one point underdogs, the Illinois players celebrated on the field with several thousand of their fans from the announced crowd of 37,363 Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

James McCourt’s 39-yard field goal as time expired gave the Illini a 24-23 victory over No. 6 Wisconsin and the right to linger on the field as long as they wanted.

Just as surely, Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst and his players deserved to feel every bit of anger, disappointment or disbelief after losing for the first time this season. (READ MORE) by Jeff Potrykus | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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