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The Badgers are unbeaten through 10 games, despite turning
the ball over at an alarming rate. Wisconsin had a season-high four turnovers in this past weekend's 38-14 win over Iowa, including a pair of interceptions that were returned for touchdowns.
"You give them 14 points, and that's something we've been battling the whole year," Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said. "We've got to do a better job of finding a way to help the players not do that. But it makes it hard, right? It makes it hard."
Wisconsin has turned the ball over Andrew Cogliano Jersey 19 times (seven fumbles and 12 interceptions), which is second most in the Big Ten (Illinois has coughed it up 22 times). The Badgers have turned the ball Andrew Cogliano Jersey over on 16 percent of their possessions this season, which ranks 123rd in the FBS and well below the FBS average of 11 percent. The Badgers are going to have to take better care of the football down the stretch, starting with Saturday's game against Michigan.
Entering Saturday, the prospect of Auburn beating previously unbeaten Georgia, Alabama and then Georgia again in the SEC championship game to make the CFP seemed far-fetched. Stidham was sacked 14 times in the Tigers' two losses this season (11 times Andrew Cogliano Jersey at Clemson and three at LSU), and h
But the Tigers dominated the No. 1 Bulldogs 40-17 on Saturday, and they'll play their last two regular-season games at home, against Louisiana Monroe this weekend and Alabama in the Nov. 25 Iron Bowl. If the Tigers beat the Tide, they'll win the SEC West and earn a rematch against Georgia in Atlanta on Dec. 2.
One of http://www.officialshopraidersonline.com/Al_Davis_Jersey_Cheap the reasons the Tigers beat Georgia is that they did a better job of protecting quarterback Jarrett Stidham, who was sacked only twice. The Tigers haven't done that very well this season; they're allowing sacks on 9 percent of their passing plays this season, which ranks 113th in the FBS and just below 1-10 San Jose State (8 percent), according to ESPN Stats & Info.
Georgia gained only 46 yards on 32 rushing attempts (1.4 yards per carry) against the Tigers, after leading the SEC with 279.3 yards per game in the first nine contests. Until Saturday, the Bulldogs had survived while starting redshirt freshman guard Solomon Kindley and true freshman tackle Andrew Thomas on the right side.
"They were more physical than us on both sides of the line of scrimmage," Smart said. "Every SEC game http://www.officialsharksteamonline.com/Aaron_Dell_Jersey that I have ever been a part of, if you lose the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, you don't have a great chance of a good outcome."
Given Georgia's production on the ground before Auburn, the Bulldogs hadn't asked true freshman quarterback Jake Fromm for too much. Entering this week, only 40 percent of Georgia's total yards have come via the pass, the 12th-lowest rate in the FBS, according to ESPN Stats & Info. That's not a good sign: No team has won a national championship with that little of its yardage coming on passes since Nebraska in 1997 (24 percent).
Auburn loaded the box to slow down Georgia's running game, and the Tigers forced the Bulldogs into several third-and-long situations. Georgia's offense didn't seem equipped to come from behind. Either Alabama or Auburn will probably use the same defensive plan in the SEC championship game.
The Buckeyes were left for dead after an ugly 55-24 loss at Iowa two weeks ago, and they'll still need some help to climb back into the CFP race. But if Ohio State finishes the regular season with victories over Illinois on Saturday and at Michigan on Nov. 25 and then beats unbeaten Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game, the Buckeyes will at least be in the committee's discussion.