MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The current woes of the Wisconsin Badgers football team might be traced back to a disappointing loss last season.
At one point last year Wisconsin was 5-0 overall, 2-0 in the Big Ten Conference and riding a nation-best 14-game winning streak.
But then the Badgers stumbled against Illinois and lost 31-26.
Badgers linebacker DeAndre Levy calls that game a turning point.
He says he remembers feeling disappointed and thinking it was one of his worst performances ever.
Since that game Wisconsin has gone 7-8, including four straight losses.
The main shortcoming from that game was poor tackling -- a problem that continues to plague this season's team.
Tomorrow Wisconsin hopes to exact a measure of revenge.
They'll host an Illinois team that's 4-3, 2-2 in conference play.
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