How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 6 at Nebraska

BY Dave Heller • October 13, 2015

Time for this week's look at the directions and success of Wisconsin's run game, as well as the targets thrown to by Badgers quarterbacks.

As we know, this past week against Nebraska the Badgers sure did put the ball in the air an awful lot. We have all the targets for Joel Stave below. In the run game, what I found interesting was Wisconsin's propensity to run outside against the Huskers, when the Badgers have been mainly running inside this season. Taiwan Deal, who had run inside more than outside by more than twice the amount, had only had four carries -- small sample size, of course -- but they were all to the outside.

For those wondering about dropped passes by Wisconsin players, you'll see my tabulation below as well. I know many people think there were more (and trust me, I still had a lot), but I do slo-mo around the missed passes and sometimes a defender's hand got in that maybe wasn't picked up upon or something of that ilk. Anyway, I stand strongly by my findings.

Here's the key to the tables below:

LI = left inside; LO= left outside; LW = left wide (i.e. end around); MID = middle; RI = right inside; RO = right outside; RW = right wide; INT = intended receiver on an interception; LOST/PEN = a complete pass nullified by an offensive penalty; INC/PEN = An incomplete pass nullified by a penalty; D = penalty declined; offset = offsetting penalty

Run vs. Nebraska

  OGUNBOWALE    INGOLD    DEAL    TOTALS*
LI RUSH 3 2 0 5
LI YDS 3 5 0 8
LI AVG 1.00 2.50 n/a 1.60
LO RUSH 8 2 2 12
LO YDS 83 3 1 87
LO AVG 10.38 1.50 0.50 7.25
LW RUSH 0 0 0 0
LW YDS 0 0 0 0
LW AVG n/a n/a n/a n/a
MID RUSH 1 1 0 2
MID YDS -2 3 0 1
MID AVG -2.00 3.00 n/a 0.50
RI RUSH 3 1 0 4
RI YDS 11 -1 0 10
RI AVG 3.67 -1.00 n/a 2.50
RO RUSH 2 3 2 8
RO YDS 19 4 7 31
RO AVG 9.50 1.33 3.50 3.88
RW RUSH 1 0 0 1
RW YDS 3 0 0 3
RW AVG 3.00 n/a n/a 3.00

* -- Includes one rush to the right outside for 1 yard by Reggie Love

Run (season)

  DEAL    OGUNBOWALE    INGOLD     TOTALS**
LI RUSH 22 18 2 46
LI YDS 94 72 5 183
LI AVG 4.27 4.00 2.50 3.98
LO RUSH 16 18 5 42
LO YDS 79 113 38 236
LO AVG 4.94 6.28 7.60 5.62
LW RUSH 0 2 0 7
LW YDS 0 -2 0 40
LW AVG n/a -1.00 n/a 5.71
MID RUSH 12 13 2 28
MID YDS 58 62 22 144
MID AVG 4.83 4.77 11.00 5.14
RI RUSH 11 9 3 28
RI YDS 49 44 4 108
RI AVG 4.45 4.89 1.33 3.86
RO RUSH 18 16 4 45
RO YDS 69 123 4 220
RO AVG 3.83 7.69 1.00 4.89
RW RUSH 2 2 0 6
RW YDS 9 14 0 47
RW AVG 4.50 7.00 n/a 7.83

** -- Includes totals for Corey Clement, Alex Erickson, Caleb Kinlaw, Reggie Love, George Rushing, Mark Saari, Serge Trezy and Derek Watt.

Pass vs. Nebraska (Stave)

PLAYER    TARGETED    CATCHES    DROPS  LOST/PEN    INC/PEN
Erickson 17 7 1   1
Fredrick 1 1      
Fumagalli 13 6 1    
Love 1   1    
McEvoy 2   1    
Ogunbowale 3   2    
Peavy 6 4   1 1
Rushing 1   1    
Steffes 3 1      
Wheelwright 7 5 1    

Pass (season/Stave)

PLAYER    TARGETED    CATCHES    DROPS    INT    LOST/PEN    INC/PEN
Clement 3 2        
Deal 1 1        
Erickson 59 35 4 3   2
Fredrick 3 2   1    
Fumagalli 20 10 2      
Love 4 1 1      
McEvoy 11 3 3     1
Ogunbowale 22 14 3      
Peavy 19 10     1 2
Ramesh 1 1        
Rushing 1   1      
Steffes 4 2        
Thrown away 1          
Traylor 18 10     1 1
Watt 12 10       1
Wheelwright 33 18 5     2
TOTALS 179 101 14 4 2 7

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