Badgers freshmen watch: Game 12

Wisconsin running back Taiwan Deal carried the ball 22 times for 90 yards and two touchdowns against Minnesota.

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The regular season is over and some young players emerged on Wisconsin that were unexpected and some who were thought to have a possible impact didn’t play much at all.

Overall, the Badgers used 21 freshmen in the regular season (and let’s face it, we doubt anyone else will play in a bowl) — four "true" and 17 redshirt. Last season, UW used 20 freshmen, although nine were "true" and 11 redshirt.

Here’s the rundown of the playing time for the young Badgers:

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