Young Badgers Tracker: Baun has career game

A look at the playing time of the younger players on the 2016 Wisconsin Badgers vs. Ohio State and for the season

Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Baun had a career-high six tackles in a 30-23 loss to Ohio State.

Jeff Hanisch

It's time for another edition looking at the playing time and statistics of the younger players on the roster of the Wisconsin Badgers.

First, a note on the process.

Participation is gathered from the Wisconsin website and sometimes the school/team makes changes well after a game is played. Case in point: Eric Burrell. The freshman safety was listed as having played in the season opener against LSU. Five weeks later (Burrell hadn't played since as he was sidelined due to an injury), Wisconsin said Burrell in fact did not play in that opener and that his participation was listed as a mistake. It happens, and has happened in the past as well. So, Burrell is now listed under those who have not played this year.

As far as the game against Ohio State, beyond Alex Hornibrook, Wisconsin isn't getting much production out of its freshmen. Guard Jon Dietzen remains sidelined. Punter Anthony Lotti didn't play for the first time since the opener. Tackle David Edwards saw some playing time but remains a work in progress. Running back Bradrick Shaw got one carry. And so on.

Linebacker Zack Baun, however, continues to get more playing time. Yes, the Badgers' defense is set up so linebackers will make plays. But Baun had a career-high six tackles (he had just eight coming into the game) along with a tackle for loss.

In a year when there -- so far -- aren't too many youngsters standing out, Baun is shining bright.

Here's the complete rundown with season stats:

"TRUE" FRESHMEN
Quintez Cephus, WR
LSU: Played, did not record a statistic
Akron: 1 reception, 10 yards
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: 1 reception, 10 yards

Griffin Grady, OLB
LSU: Did not play
Akron: 1 tackle (solo)
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: 1 tackle
Season totals: 2 tackles (1 solo)

Patrick Johnson, S
LSU: Did not play
Akron: 2 tackles (1 solo)
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: 2 tackles (1 solo)

Anthony Lotti, P
LSU: Did not play
Akron: 2 punts, 75 yards, 1 inside 20
Georgia State: 2 punts, 72 yards, 1 inside 20
Michigan State: 5 punts, 204 yards, 2 inside 20
Michigan: 5 punts, 174 yards, 2 inside 20
Ohio State: Did not play
Season totals: 14 punts, 525 yards (37.5 avg.), 6 inside 20

Garrett Rand, NT
LSU: Played, did not record a statistic
Akron: 1 tackle (solo)
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: 1 tackle (solo)

A.J. Taylor, WR
LSU: 1 rush, -1 yard
Akron: 2 receptions, 39 yards
Georgia State: 1 reception, 14 yards
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Did not play
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: 3 receptions, 53 yards; 1 rush, -1 yard

Have not played
Luke Benzschawel, TE; Tyler Biadasz, OL; Sam Brodner, RB; Noah Burks, OLB; Eric Burrell, S; Dontye Carriere-Williams, CB; Jake Cesear, LS; Seth Currens, S; Jack Dunn, FR; Garrett Groshek, QB; Jake Hescock, TE; Dallas Jeanty, ILB; Patrick Kasl, OL; Adam Krumholz, WR; Gabe Lloyd, TE; Isaiahh Loudermilk, DE; Kare Lyles, QB; Mike Maskalunas, ILB; Aaron Maternowski, FB; Jack Popp, WR; Keldric Preston, WR; Mason Stokke, ILB; Hegeman Tiedt, DE; Cole Van Lanen, OL; Cristian Volpentesta, DB; Caesar Williams

REDSHIRT FRESHMEN
Connor Allen, P
LSU: Played, did not record a statistic
Akron: Played, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Did not play
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: n/a

Zack Baun, OLB
LSU: 1 tackle (solo)
Akron: 2 tackles (1 solo), 1 TFL
Georgia State: 1 tackle (solo), 1 TFL, 1 FF
Michigan State: 2 tackles (solo)
Michigan: 2 tackles (1 solo), .5 TFL
Ohio State: 6 tackles (3 solo), 1 TFL
Season totals: 14 tackles (9 solo), 3.5 TFL, 1 FF

Titus Booker, CB
LSU: Played, did not record a statistic
Akron: 4 tackles (3 solo)
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: 1 tackle (solo)
Michigan: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: 5 tackles (4 solo)

Jon Dietzen, OL
LSU: Played, did not record a statistic
Akron: Started, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Michigan: Did not play
Ohio State: Did not play
Season totals: n/a

Ian Dretzka, OL
LSU: Did not play
Akron: Played, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Michigan: Did not play
Ohio State: Did not play
Season totals: n/a

David Edwards, OL
LSU: Played, did not record a statistic
Akron: Played, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Did not play
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: n/a

Jason Erdmann, OL
LSU: Did not play
Akron: Played, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: n/a

Alex Hornibrook, QB
LSU: Did not play
Akron: 5-for-5, 61 yards, TD
Georgia State: 8-for-12, 122 yards, TD, INT
Michigan State: 16-for-26, 195 yards, TD, INT
Michigan: 9-for-25, 88 yards, TD, 3 INT
Ohio State: 16-for-28, 214 yards, TD, INT
Season totals: 52-for-96, 680 yards, 5 TD, 6 INT

Tyler Johnson, OLB
LSU: Played, did not record a statistic
Akron: Played, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Michigan: Did not play
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: n/a

David Moorman, OL
LSU: Did not play
Akron: Played, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: n/a

Kyle Penniston, TE
LSU: Played, did not record a statistic
Akron: Played, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: 3 receptions, 35 yards, TD
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Did not play
Ohio State: Did not play
Season totals: 3 receptions, 35 yards, TD

Bradrick Shaw, RB
LSU: Played, did not record a statistic
Akron: 9 rushes, 77 yards, TD
Georgia State: 15 rushes, 62 yards
Michigan State: Did not play
Michigan: Did not play
Ohio State: 1 rush, 6 yards
Season totals: 25 rushes, 142 yards (5.7 avg.), 1 TD

Have not played; Kevin Estes, OL; Mitchell Herl, TE; Zach Hintze, K; Henry Houden, WR; Kraig Howe, DE; Troy Laufenberg, RB; Blake Mielke, S; David Plaff, DE; Max Praschak, OLB; Gunner Roberge, NT; Kelly Thomas, DE; Nick Thomas, ILB; Bret Verstegen, S; Jake Whalen, OLB

"TRUE" SOPHOMORES
Arrington Farrar, S
LSU: 1 tackle (solo), 1 forced fumble
Akron: Played, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: 2 tackles (1 solo)
Michigan: 1 tackle (solo)
Ohio State: 1 tackle (solo)
Season totals: 5 tackles (4 solo), 1 FF

Alec Ingold, FB
LSU: 1 reception, 2 yards
Akron: 2 rushes, 4 yards; 1 reception, 6 yards, TD
Georgia State: 1 rush, 4 yards; 2 receptions, 13 yards
Michigan State: 3 rushes, 13 yards
Michigan: 1 rush, 2 yards
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: 7 rushes, 23 yards (3.3 avg.); 4 receptions, 21 yards, TD

Olive Sagapolu, NT
LSU: 2 tackles (1 solo)
Akron: Played, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: Started, 1 tackle (solo)
Michigan State: Started, did not record a statistic
Michigan: 5 tackles (2 solo)
Ohio State: Started, did not record a statistic
Season totals: 8 tackles (4 solo)

Injured, out for season
Chris Orr, ILB

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