Our man on the sidelines, Matt Fleming (@B5QPhotos) took some awesome shots during the game on Saturday. Here is a gallery of the best ones.
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- UW football fans prior to the game in Champaign-Urbana. I am reliably informed this look is a take on KISS.
- Jake Ferguson crashes into the end zone for UW’s first score of the game.
- Ferguson would have his best game of 2019 vs the Illini. His first quarter touchdown reception of 18 yards put UW up 6-0.
- One of the bright spots for the Badgers defense in the first half of the 2019 season has been the emergence of Reggie Pearson Jr. Pearson had five tackles and broke up two passes vs Illinois. A sign of his ability to tackle in space: for this game he tied for the team lead in solo tackles with four.
- Chris Orr continues his marvelous 2019 season, here shown forcing a QB fumble, which Illinois would recover. Orr would lead the team with nine tackles.
- Jack Coan would complete 24 of 32 pass attempts for 264 yards, one TD and one INT.
- Paul Chryst.
- Jonathan Taylor hurdles one of his blockers.
- Jake Ferguson catches a contested pass. Ferguson would catch five passes for 77 yards. All of his receptions would result in TDs or 1st downs. four of the five were on third down.
- Garrett Groshek on a pass reception. Groshek caught six passes for 40 yards and ran the ball four times for three yards.
- Chris Orr forcing Illini QB Brendan Peters to throw the ball away. The errant toss resulted in a penalty for intentional grounding, setting up 2nd and 19 for Illinois.
- Following a fumble caused by Caesar Williams and Noah Burks, Eric Burrell advances the ball for nine yards against Illinois, setting up a short field and a UW TD. Burrell had six tackles in the game.
- John Chenal (#44) and David Moorman (#68) create a seam for Jonathan Taylor’s TD run. Tayor ran for 132 net yards; scoring one TD and losing one fumble.
- Jack Sanborn reacts to Illinois failing to convert on a 4th down attempt in the 4th quarter. It was one of several plays which seemed to solidify a UW win. Sanborn was second on the team with seven tackles.
- Kendric Pryor with a long reception in the 4th quarter vs Illinois. The 35-yard reception would leave UW with a first and goal from the Illini two yard line.
- UW blocking isn’t sufficient on John Chenal’s (#44) fullback carry from the two yard, the first of two attempts. UW would settle for a field goal, increasing its fourth quarter lead to 23-14.
- Offensive line coach and offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph talking to UW’s O-line.
- A young Badgers fan at the game in Champaign-Urbana.