MADISON, WI (WSAU) The Wisconsin football team continues to search for itself, while the Utah State Aggies are on a roll as they prepare to face the Badgers in Madison on Saturday night.
The Aggies are 2-and-0 for the first time since 1997, and they snapped a 12-game losing streak to rival Utah last weekend with a 27-to-20 overtime victory. Sophomore quarterback Chuckie Keeton has been playing well for Utah State. He completed 22-of-32 passes against the Utes for 216 yards and two touchdowns. And Keeton ran for 86 yards. Utah State coach Gary Andersen expects Wisconsin to rally in the wake of its 10-7 loss at Oregon State last weekend, and Sunday’s firing of offensive line coach Mike Markuson.
Second-year assistant Bart Miller ran his first practice yesterday as Markuson’s successor. Left tackle Ricky Wagner said Miller explained the situation and quote, “He wanted to get through to us that we will be the ‘O’-line of the last couple years here.” He said the players have the skills and the experience – and now, they need to produce against a stingy Utah State defensive line that gives up just 76 rushing yards per game – the 20th best in the nation.