He's supposedly still not healthy from his off campus incident among other things. So they are trying to slow him down a tad. Its okay cause we got depth. I'd still like to see Melvin get some carries.
They need to run it more regardless. Bielema even made the comment after the game that Ball got in a rhythm late. Well yeah, you can't get a ****ing rhythm if you don't run the ****ing ball.
You cant get in a rhythm running it 20 times for 60 yards either.. Maybe bringing in Flight White like they did his freshman year will help Ball out as well. I'd like to see them both on the field at the same time. Sadly, Stave isnt the most athletic of the bunch. Kinda moves big and awkwardly around the pocket. I am happy with the defense thus far though. Borland has been playing pretty good along with Taylor. Hopefully they can draw up some better pressure from the line. It would be nice to get another Watt type player to emerge. I understand thats a lot to ask for though
The Badgers in the past were successful because they established the run early and threw in a pass at the right time to get down the field. This team is trying to get down the field with the pass and they just don't have the right pieces to do that. They have Ball, White and others that can establish the run. USE THEM.
Little shy of 650 yards. 467 coming from the rush. It was a nice win. Do I expect this week in and week out..no. But it was nice to see albeit against a poor Purdue team. They were still able to pass the ball and run it with a bit of balance.