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Upon Further Review: Badgers vs. Florida Atlantic



Wisconsin had some trouble in its first game but ended up blowing out Utah State. The Badgers’ second game against Florida Atlantic had a bit of a different script, albeit another unexpected one.

In a game that both felt like a blowout and a close affair, yet was actually neither, Wisconsin beat the Owls 31-14 at Camp Randall Stadium.

Paced by a blistering rushing attack, Wisconsin gained 564 yards but yet could never turn the game into a rout, thanks in part to a minus-2 turnover differential, a Florida Atlantic goal-line stand and a missed field-goal attempt.

There was a lot to like from Wisconsin’s win — freshman Jonathan Taylor, Troy Fumagalli setting a career high with eight receptions and a stifling defense.

But there were worries, too. Taylor fumbled, Fumagalli dropped two passes (one of four in the game for UW), Hornibrook suddenly became inconsistent and had a really bad interception and the defense gave up a few big plays.

With Big Ten play two weeks away, Wisconsin has one more opportunity to smooth out the rough patches. Because while wins are always nice, better opponents will take advantage.

Here’s a recap of Saturday’s game (Story | Photos):

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Wisconsin Badgers drop to No. 10 in AP poll



After appearing at No. 9 in the first two versions of The Associated Press college football poll, Wisconsin has dropped to No. 10.

Oklahoma moved up to No. 2 behind Alabama after the Sooners scored the most impressive victory of week two.

Three of the top six teams from last week defeated other ranked teams on Saturday, creating an early shake-up near the top of the AP Top 25. The Sooners jumped three spots after winning 31-16 at Ohio State. The last time the Sooners were this close to being No. 1 was 2011.

The Buckeyes slipped from No. 2 to eighth.

Clemson held its spot at No. 3 after beating Auburn and Southern California moved up two places to sixth following a victory against Stanford. Penn State is No. 5.

The Crimson Tide received 59 first-place votes. Oklahoma has two and Clemson one.

POLL POINTS

DOWN

The Buckeyes have their lowest ranking November of the 2014 season. Ohio State hopes this season takes a similar path.

In 2014, the Buckeyes lost at home to Virginia Tech and fell from No. 8 to No. 22 in the rankings. The Buckeyes did not lose again and won the national championship in Urban Meyer’s third season as coach in Columbus.

The Buckeyes did extend their streak of 41 polls ranked in the top 10, which dates back to the Nov. 9, 2014.

OUT

Notre Dame’s stay in the Top 25 lasted one week. The Fighting Irish lost 20-19 at home to Georgia, which moved up two spots to No. 13. The Irish were the only team to fall out of the rankings.

IN

UCLA followed up its remarkable comeback victory in week one against Texas A&M with a more routine blowout of Hawaii and landed at No. 25 in the latest rankings. The Bruins moved into the rankings for the first time since starting 2016 at No. 16.

The Bruins stumbled to a four-win season last year, but quarterback Josh Rosen and the offense seem to be blossoming under new offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.

CONFERENCE CALL

SEC — 6

ACC — 5

Pac-12 — 5

Big 12 — 4

Big Ten — 4

American — 1

RANKED VS. RANKED

No. 3 Clemson at No. 14 Louisville. Lamar Jackson and the Cardinals nearly beat the eventual national champions in Death Valley last season. Can the Tigers’ ferocious defensive front slow down the Heisman Trophy winner?

No. 23 Tennessee at No. 24 Florida. Assuming this game is played after Hurricane Irma passes through Florida, both the Vols and Gators come in with plenty of questions to answer.

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Sunday, Sept. 3: Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Domingo Santana is greeted at the dugout after hitting a two-run homer, his second home run of the game, in the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Miller Park. The Brewers won 7-2.

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