Here is a roundup of quotes from after the game.
- Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson said that Michigan was going to make a statement in the Wolverine’s game against Wisconsin on Saturday.
“I don’t need it (motivation), but it definitely adds motivation, we just take that as disrespect,” said Chris Orr. “Somebody is telling you basically that they’re going to come and show out against you, and that’s just disrespectful, you know we aren’t the No. 1 defense in the nation for no reason.”
“We’re gritty, after the first two games I feel like the world didn’t want to say that we are the best defense in the country, we didn’t have the best running back in the country, we didn’t have the best o-line in the country and we really made and effort to make a statement this game,” said Zack Baun. “That is why I keep saying make a statement (because of Patterson’s remarks).”
- Paul Chryst, on the effort it took to beat Michigan.
“You appreciate and are proud of the effort the players put in, and obviously we did a lot of things to beat a really good team, a talented and well-coached team,” said Paul Chryst. “But I liked the way the guys approached it, really all week and then took advantage of the game day oppotrtunity and it took a lot of guys.”
- Jonathan Taylor on running behind Wisconsin’s big offensive line.
“That’s a lot of beef,” said Taylor. “It’s fun, you know you’re going to line up, you’re going to play big boy football and it’s going to be who wants it more, so that’s the fun part of it.”
- Taylor on his 72-yard touchdown run and whether it was designed to go to the right.
“It can really hit anywhere, but like I said, me pressing those blocks, allowing my lineman to get to the second level, so they can latch on to them and then I can make the read off of that,” Taylor said. “That was a big emphasis for me this year to make sure that I was a little more patient and allowed my guys to get to the next level.”
- Eric Burrell on being ejected for targeting.
“They made the call as targeting and I can’t do anything about that, you have to move on and get ready for next week,” Burrell said.
- Chris Orr on the players that will be filling in for Burrell and Reggie Pearson as safety next week, while they finish their suspension during the first half against Northwestern.
“We got some dogs coming in behind them, out whole secondaries dogs,” Orr said. “They’ve been ready all camp, you know from camp, to spring ball, winter work outs and practice during the season, we have everybody prepare like they’re a starter, nobody prepares differently.”
Fun facts from the UW Athletic Department:
- Jonathan Taylor is the first Wisconsin player in history to rush for at least 200 yards against Michigan.
- Taylor recorded the 13th game of his career with at least 150 rushing yards and 9th game with at least 200 yards.
- Sophomore FB John Chenal scored his first-career touchdown on a one-yard run in the second quarter.
- Sophomore ILB Jack Sanborn also recorded 7 tackles (his career high), adding 2 TFLs, a sack and a forced fumble.
- The Badgers’ 21-point win marks their second-largest win over Michigan in the history of the rivalry, trailing only a 34-12 win in Ann Arbor on Nov. 3, 1962.
- Wisconsin dominated the time of possession category by a margin of 41:07 to 18:53. The Badgers entered the game leading nation at 37:13.
- The Badgers ran for 359 yards, their highest total vs. Michigan in at least 20 years.