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Badgers Dominate Marshall in Second Half Blowout


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After falling behind early, the Wisconsin (2-0) football team hit their stride and steamrolled Marshall (1-1), 51-14, Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. The Thundering Herd jumped out to a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter, but the Badgers ripped off 51 unanswered points to win in a rout. Senior QB Allan Evridge completed 17-of-26 passes for 308 yards with a TD in his second career start and the Badgers RBs pounded out six rushing touchdowns.

UW got out to a sluggish start, accumulating just 25 yards in the first quarter and watching Marshall pass their way to a two-touchdown lead in the early going. Dazed but not defeated, the Badgers rallied behind the arm of Evridge and mounted a seven-play, 58-yard drive capped with a two-yard run by P.J. Hill. They were just warming up.

After a 45-yard field goal from Philip Welsh, the Badgers took the lead for good on RB Zach Brown's three-yard TD run to move ahead 17-14 at halftime.

After intermission Wisconsin put the pedal down on both sides of the ball. The Badgers intercepted Marshall passes on the first three possessions of the second half - including two by sophomore DB Niles Brinkley - and cashed the first two in for touchdowns. First, Hill scored from one yard out, then Evridge hit TE Garrett Graham on a 26-yard TD pass, putting UW ahead 31-14 midway through the third quarter.

Freshman RB John Clay would sandwich a pair of rushing touchdowns around RB Bradie Ewing's first-career TD to cap the scoring.

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