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Badgers defense admits GSU's pass game was troublesome

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MADISON, Wis. (WKOW) -- 11th ranked Wisconsin managed to hold off the winless Georgia State on Saturday. Three things were obvious in their 23-17 win.

One, a potential quarterback battle could be in the works. Two, the Badgers really need running back Corey Clement back in the lineup.
And three, the defense, which is usually the best part of Wisconsin's game, looked a tad bit off. 

"It's huge to get a win. A lot of people don't realize how hard it is to get a win against a great team in Georgia State, they had a lot of good weapons, " said junior linebacker T.J. Watt after the game, "But at the same time, there's a lot of stuff that needs to be corrected."

They were solid for the most part, holding the Panthers to 33 yards on the ground, but GSU, who is ranked 124 out of a possible 128 in total offense, was able to do some damage in the air.

First and foremost, give credit to Georgia State, "added senior linebacker Vince Biegel, "They came in with a lot of confidence. They came in and gave us a run for our money.  We definitely had our backs against the wall at times."


The Panthers put up 269 passing yards with one touchdown. Their longest throw of the day was a 60 yard catch and run. 

The Badgers open up their Big Ten schedule 3-0, but tough matchups await with the first one coming at eighth-ranked Michigan State on September 24. 

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