Wilson led the Badgers’ offense to 48 points against what many believe to be the top defense in the Big Ten, including two touchdowns through the air and one on the ground. He ran the offense to perfection and looked like a legitimate NFL prospect at the quarterback position regardless of his size. He has everything you look for in an NFL quarterback prospect except for the requisite size, which hasn’t exactly stopped some guy named Drew Brees from making big plays and winning games at the next level.
He is almost unstoppable on third downs, and when the play breaks down, he knows just how to improvise whether it’s making a throw down the field or making a play with his legs–he is the total package in that regard.
It’s really a testament to his work ethic and leadership how well he runs this offense and how comfortable he looks under center for the Badgers. It makes you wonder why the folks at North Carolina State released him of his scholarship, because they struggled today against Georgia Tech and could use a Heisman candidate right now.
Wilson didn’t have to do it alone,though. The Wisconsin offensive line was absolutely dominant, and he has a pretty good running back standing behind him in Montee Ball, who as you know is one of my favorite running back prospects in all of college football.
Ball finished the game with 151 yards on 30 carries with a whopping four touchdowns, giving him 13 already this season. He is such a powerful runner and he has great vision and burst. He could really be a top notch runner at the next level.
It wasn’t all bad for the Huskers, though.
Linebacker Lavonte David really impressed me tonight, finishing the game with two sacks on Russell Wilson and he was really just all over the field making plays. He has great speed at the linebacker position and is a true tackling machine.
All in all, this is not how Nebraska envisioned their switch to the Big Ten conference, but that’s what happens when you play the best team in either league on their home turf.
I really cannot say enough about how well Russell Wilson played, how sharp he looked, and how Bret Bielema has this team primed to dominate the Big Ten this season.