You don't generally think of "explosiveness" when handicapping Wisconsin's offense. Last season, the Badgers recorded only 23 plays of 30 yards or longer; similar to that of Vanderbilt, South Carolina, and Kansas. This year's group vows to create more "
." Saturday's opponent, Utah State, was one of the better teams nationally in 2016 at not allowing big gainers (only 45 plays of 20+ yards).
“We need to get back to being explosive, not just being a defensive team,” redshirt junior offensive lineman Michael Deiter said. “We need to take games over (offensively) and that is something we’ve been working at for two years.”
“Obviously, you can take a defense’s will away by driving 18 plays,” Deiter said. “But you can also take a defense’s will away by going out (scoring) in three plays.