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Game notes: No. 6 Wisconsin at Illinois

Who said what about what following Wisconsin’s disheartening 24-23 loss in Champaign.

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  • Linebacker Zack Baun on playing in Champaign: “It’s kind of a trap game, playing here in Champaign against a team like Illinois. Feel like we didn’t have the fire we’d had in previous games going in.”
  • Quarterback Jack Coan and tight end Jake Ferguson on game-changing interception:
  • Kicker Collin Larsh on his missed field goal attempt: “That’s my job to make that kick. I shoulder most of that responsibility because I left three out there. We lose the game by one point. That’s on me.”
  • Linebacker Chris Orr on whether or not the team was looking ahead to the Ohio State game: “No. We just flat out got outplayed.”
  • Illinois linebacker Jake Hansen on, well, a lot of things:
  • Head coach Paul Chryst opens up his press conference: “Certainly give Illinois credit. They beat us today. I’ve always had a ton of respect for Lovie and what their team is doing. They’re a good team and we have gotta do better to give ourselves a chance each week.”
  • Chryst offers his thoughts on the offense: “Offensively, we were in the red zone and we didn’t come away with enough points.”
  • Listening to a Chryst press conference is rough. Listening to one after a loss leaves you with gems like this: “Both teams played today and Illinois made more plays than we did.”
  • Chryst on kicking the field goal to go up two possessions instead of going for a TD: “You’re working through that thinking how are you going to make it a two possession game that’s what it came down to obviously. Now you wonder about that.”

Game notes (courtesy UW Athletic Dept.)

  • Once the athletic department sends some out, we will update this post.