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Bielema: "Joel really got rocked on that play"

Bielema in explanation of O'Brien entering late. He said you can't "second guess" any decision like that. You'd like Joel to get rid of the ball earlier, added that he submitted the intentional grounding play to the Big Ten since Stave was being pulled down from behind and couldn't really throw it.

"You couldn't have asked for a better start," Bielema said of Stave's game.

Indeed, Montee Ball did not expect to get the ball on that last play. Bielema stated that he feels extra bad about it since Ball is known for his sure hands.