Saturday was a Jay Valai PAT block and a Shelton Johnson tackle away from being a huge disappointment. It could be worse, though. At least we're not Iowa fans right now.
Adam Rittenberg says the Badgers resolve was tested in an imperfect win and gives safeties Jay Valai and Shelton Johnson helmet stickers for their big special teams plays against ASU. Rittenberg also has post-game video interviews with John Moffitt and JJ Watt.
Hilary Lee at Off Tackle Empire writes that the game really should have been a loss for UW and they're not going to be as lucky against Big Ten teams.
According to Fanhouse it's ironic that on a day when special teams could have destroyed the Badgers, their only good ST play of the day made the difference in the game.
Adam Parks of the Eau Claire Leader Telegram writes that some extra effort on key plays, like Shelton Johnson's TD saving tackle on the kickoff that ende the first half, saved the game for the Badgers.
The Badgers poor tackling made the Sun Devil players look like Heisman candidates according The Sports Bank.
Chad Seely at ProSportsBlogging says that three games into the season we still do not have a grasp on this years football team.
The Dubuque Telegraph Herald writes that former high school conference foes Louis Nzegwu, Adam Hampton, and Bradie Ewing all had their say in the victory over ASU and will likely have on impact the rest of the season as well.
Here's what Bielema had to say to the Big Ten Network after the game.
If you're interested in the view of the game from Arizona State perspective, House of Sparky thinks ASU should have won the game yesterday and is prepared for a solid run in the Pac 10 while the ASU student paper says that missed opportunities cost the Sun Devils the game.
The Daily Telegram, Steven Threet's hometown paper, highlights and links to some of the stories on Threet after Saturday's game. I'm happy the Badgers won't have to face him again.
The Center of Sports ranks the top 15 Big Ten non-conference games this season. The Wiscosin-Marquette match-up is the #6 game and the only one for UW on the list.