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Wisconsin Football

What Saturday's loss means for UW

After collapsing on a national stage vs. LSU, Wisconsin can still regroup and produce optimal results.

What Saturday's loss means for UW

After collapsing on a national stage vs. LSU, Wisconsin can still regroup and produce optimal results.

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Wisconsin Football

Post-game: Andersen unsure of plan with Gordon

Let's embrace the pain and try to sort through this mess.

Post-game: Andersen unsure of plan with Gordon

Let's embrace the pain and try to sort through this mess.

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Wisconsin collapses in 2nd half, falls to LSU

Despite an impressive first half, the Badgers couldn't overcome two big injuries on the defensive line and surrendered a 17-point second-half lead in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff.

Wisconsin collapses in 2nd half, falls to LSU

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Despite an impressive first half, the Badgers couldn't overcome two big injuries on the defensive line and surrendered a 17-point second-half lead in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff.

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Video: Gary Andersen recaps Badgers' loss

Madison.com brings us video of Gary Andersen's post-game press conference following Wisconsin's loss to LSU Saturday night in Houston.

Video: Gary Andersen recaps Badgers' loss

Madison.com brings us video of Gary Andersen's post-game press conference following Wisconsin's loss to LSU Saturday night in Houston.

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Wisconsin Football

Video: Melvin Gordon talks lack of carries

Madison.com has a great stock of post-game video on YouTube. Here, Melvin Gordon discusses his lack of carries late and how the Badgers will have to deal with facing the "Wisconsin can't win big...

Video: Melvin Gordon talks lack of carries

Madison.com has a great stock of post-game video on YouTube. Here, Melvin Gordon discusses his lack of carries late and how the Badgers will have to deal with facing the "Wisconsin can't win big...

Halftime recap: Wisconsin 17, LSU 7

After a solid first half, Wisconsin leads LSU 17-7 at halftime of the season-opener in Houston.

Wisconsin player carted off with injury

The backup redshirt senior defensive end showed movement in his legs while being stabilized by trainers.

Reggie Love scores Wisconsin's first points of the season

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Big ups to SB Nation GIF maven Clay Wendler for the quick turnaround. These are your first points of the season, Wisconsin Badgers fans. That drive: six plays, 76 yards, 3:05 with Tanner McEvoy at the helm. McEvoy completed his only pass attempt, a 6-yard strike to Alex Erickson on third down to keep the drive alive.

GAME THREAD: Wisconsin vs. LSU

Finally, Wisconsin vs. LSU is here. This is your game thread for the night, so please do come along and watch with us!

Wisconsin's dress list for tonight

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Above is Wisconsin's dress list for tonight's game vs. LSU, per Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Badgers did indeed bring 85 players to Houston for the game, though only 71 will dress. Among them are UW's top three freshmen wide receivers, Natrell Jamerson, George Rushing and Krenwick Sanders. Fellow receivers Jazz Peavy and Rob Wheelwright did not make the trip, however. They both were hurt for the majority of camp.

Govs. Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal bet on outcome of Wisconsin vs. LSU

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Now the stakes are high. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal have decided to wager on the outcome of tonight's game between the Badgers and the LSU Tigers. The good news: beer will change hands either way. If Wisconsin wins, it gets some from Abita, a prized Southern brewery. It'll also get some jambalaya. Should LSU win, Walker will send over cheese, beer and brats. No details on the brands yet, so here's hoping he just sends over a ton of High Life Light.

Saturday open thread

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Welcome to the first Saturday of the 2014 college football season. Consider this your open thread until about 8:30 p.m., when we'll have the Wisconsin-LSU thread up.

Wisconsin vs. LSU: Matchups to watch

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Who has the edge when each offense has the ball? Let's take a look.

5th Quarter Consensus predicts close game tonight

In a battle of two teams with inexperienced personnel, strong running games and questions at quarterback, B5Q couldn't come to an agreement on who will ultimately prevail.

How to watch/listen to Wisconsin vs. LSU

We've been looking forward to this game since it was announced. Finally, game day is here.

Audio: B5Q's 1st-ever football pregame show

Can Tanner McEvoy lead the Wisconsin Badgers to victory, and which running game can/will take over this game? We discuss! Plus, Carey Montz from And The Valley Shook joins the show.

4 LSU players didn't travel to Houston

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LSU defensive tackle Maquedius Bain and center Elliott Porter joined a growing list of Tigers to not travel to Houston for Saturday's season-opener vs. Wisconsin, The Advocate reported Friday. After it was reported that Rashard Robinson (suspension) and Malachi Dupre (injury) didn't travel with the Tigers, Bain became the third last-minute departure from LSU's depth chart. Per The Advocate, Bain's absence is believed to be tied to a suspension, though LSU head coach Les Miles won't discuss any roster news until after Saturday's game.

Bain, a redshirt freshman, was listed as the No. 2 defensive tackle behind sophomore Christian LaCouture on LSU's first depth chart. Losing a member of the defensive line rotation can't bode well for the Tigers, especially with the Badgers' veteran offensive line widely considered the strength of the team.

Porter, meanwhile, was listed as LSU's starting center before Miles said earlier this week that sophomore Ethan Pocic had taken over the spot. The reason for Porter's absence is unknown.

Unless these losses are simply thoroughly-reported "smaller" stories, this seems fairly unusual, especially less than 24 hours before kickoff. While LSU began the week with its quarterback battle perhaps its biggest story, it now faces questions regarding things like "chemistry" and "discipline," even if they're unwarranted. Wisconsin, by comparison, seems to be settling into Houston much quieter. We'll see what kind of impact this all has on the NRG Stadium field tomorrow night.

Video: UW freshmen move into dorms in 'The Camp'

Game week approaches, and the Badgers freshmen move in. Also, two true freshmen who could contribute heavily to the 2014 squad are featured.

Mike Eaves dominates ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I've seen a lot of awesome ALS Ice Bucket Challenges this summer, but I think Mike Eaves just took things to another level. Outstanding video all around.

Report: Anthony Jennings to start at quarterback for LSU vs. Wisconsin

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LSU sophomore Anthony Jennings will start at quarterback vs. Wisconsin on Saturday, a source tells NOLA.com's Jim Kleinpeter. Jennings apparently beat out freshman Brandon Harris after a strong week of practice.

As a freshman last year, Jennings appeared in nine games and started in LSU's Outback Bowl win over Iowa. He went 13-of-29 for 181 yards, one touchdown and one interception over those nine games. Harris, meanwhile, came to LSU as the class of 2014's No. 3 dual-threat quarterback, according to 247Composite. We ran through the competition between Jennings and Harris in more detail last week.

Much like Wisconsin's stated plans, LSU head coach Les Miles said he wouldn't publicly name a quarterback before the opener. He did say on Wednesday that LSU's staff has "a plan" in mind to play both Jennings and Harris.

In other LSU news, cornerback Rashard Robinson and wide receiver Malachi Dupre both did not travel with the team to Houston.

LSU CB Rashard Robinson, WR Malachi Dupre not playing

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LSU sophomore cornerback Rashard Robinson and freshman wide receiver Malachi Dupre did not travel with the Tigers to Houston for Saturday's game vs. Wisconsin, according to several media reports. Dupre, a former five-star recruit, sprained his ankle in practice this week and has battled injuries throughout camp. According to Geaux247, Travin Dural, John Diarse and Trey Quinn are likely LSU's top three receivers. Dural is a sophomore deep threat who caught seven passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns last year. Diarse is a redshirt freshman and Quinn is a true freshman who comes to LSU has a four-star recruit.

As for Robinson, the Advocate reports he's been under suspension after practicing with the second team for much of camp. He entered the fall as a preseason All-SEC third-team selection and came on strong late last season, starting the final two games of the season. He and fellow starting cornerback Tre'Davious White have been lauded as one of the nation's top DB duos. In Robinson's place, junior Jalen Collins is expected to start.

Also, Nola.com reported Friday that LSU has settled on sophomore Anthony Jennings as its starting quarterback for Saturday.

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