Wisconsin Badgers defeat Wofford Terriers, 44-14

Madison — Last year against the seldom-seen option offense from a lower-division opponent, Wisconsin gave up 276 yards rushing in that near-nightmare, 36-35 overtime victory against Cal Poly.

With a similar approach on Saturday, Wofford ran for 214 yards on the Badgers.

But the difference was clear. The Terriers did most of the damage well after the game was decided, and the Badgers won easily, 44-14.

The margin would've been higher had the Badgers not put the bal...

Madison — After watching his team fumble twice on its first five offensive plays and lose three of six fumbles overall, University of Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema was so steamed he threatened to work on ball security immediately after UW's 44-14 victory over Wofford Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium.

The only thing stopping him was that such a move would have been an NCAA violation.

"I announced it at halftime that anybody having a fumble (or) exchange issue in the se...

Madison — That the University of Wisconsin whipped Wofford, an overmatched Football Championship Subdivision opponent, was expected.

The final score - 44-14 - Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium was irrelevant.

That the matchup drew an announced crowd of 78,253 fans revealed that at least some UW fans are willing to display their displeasure regarding the recent nonconference schedule by staying home. It also snapped UW's home sellout streak at 41 games.