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Northern Iowa @ Wisconsin, Sept. 1

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MADISON, Wis--I am in Madison today to see if Northern Iowa can pull off the upset against the Badgers. It is a nice day in central Wisconsin with temps right now in the upper 70s.

Wisconsin is ranked #12 in both of the FBS polls. UNI is ranked #9 in the College Sporting News and Sports Network Polls within the preseason.

Coach Mark Farley is entering his 12th season as the head man for UNI and has won from the start--winning 60 of his 80 contests.

UNI is coming off a share of the MVFC crown and fell in the third round of the playoffs last year at Montana.

This game between the Big 10's Badgers and the Panthers is the first in the two schools histories.

Wisconsin is coming off a Big 10 title but return just 11 starters this year but the most high profile is running back Montee Ball, who finished fourth last year in the Heisman Trophy voting.

UNI returns just 12 full starters and 2 specialists. The players to watch to begin the season for the Panthers include two running backs in David Johnson and Carlos Anderson. On defense, cornerback Varmah Sonie is the team leader.

One big question mark for the Panthers is the quarterback position with Tirrell Rennie having used his eligibility. Redshirt freshman Sawyer Kollmorgen will be the starter for the Panthers today. For a first time start, the 80,000+ in Camp Randall Stadium may be a little intemedating.

Here's to hoping he can suprise us an provide a close game. I know many so-called experts are saying this will be an easy win for the Badgers but I don't think that will be the case. '

I think Wisconsin will wind up winnnig but believe UNI will hold it close until the fourth quarter. I will take Wisconsin by 17 but believe UNI will be within a score after three quarters.

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    Wisconsin won the coin toss and has elected to receive.
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    Wisconsin returns the opening kickoff out to their own 24.
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    UNI's defense stops Ball on the first two plays but Wisconsin's Kenzel Doe catches a 3rd &9 play just enough for the first down.
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    Ball gets it going on the next two plays to get another Badger first down to the Wisconsin 47.

    UW's Jordan Fredrick then gets the Badgers into UNI territory with a catch to the 33.
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    Jared Abbrederis gets a reception to the UNI 26 to set up a 3rd & 3

    Ball gets just two on this play. 4th & 1 and Ball gets to to keep the Badger drive going now at the UNI 22.
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    Ball gets 8 more on the next play. 2nd & 2 at the UNI 14.

    Ball loses one on the next play. 3rd & 3 at the 15 for UW.

    Brian Wozniak drops the pass from Danny O'Brien.

    Wisconsin settles for a field goal from 32 field from Kyle French.

    Wisconsin 3 UNI 0 with 7:19 left in the first qtr.
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    Wisonsin's kickoff goes into the end zone for a touchback. This is the new rule in college football with the ball coming out to the 25 yard line.
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    Wisconsin gets a personal foul play (hands to the face) so UNI is out to the 40.

    Brett LeMaster catches a five yard pass from Kollmorgen.

    Kollmorgen is incomplete on 2nd down and fumbles on 3rd down but UNI recovers with a two yard loss

    4th and 7 and UNI will punt.
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    51 yard punt from Kyle Bernard and Wisconsin has an illegal block in the back to put them back to their own five yard line.

    We have 5:45 left in the opening qtr with the score UW 3 UNI 0.
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    Ball give UW some breathing room out to the 11 on the first play for the Badgers. 2nd & 4 from there.
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    Ball gets the first down with four more on 2nd down.

    He gets just two on the next play. 2nd & 8 from the 17 for UW.
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    UNI stiffins after another first down with Ball running.

    We have 3rd & 7 from the 30 for the Badgers. The pass from O'Brien is incomplete and UNI forces Wisconsin to punt.
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    Carlos Anderson returns the punt but UNI has a block in the back penalty so UNI will start this drive at their own 19.
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    David Johnson runs for one on the first play up the middle.

    Terrell Sinkfield gets UNI a first down on a catch to the UNI 36.
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    Anderson runs for five and Sinkfield makes a spectactar catch for five yards and another UNI first down out to their own 46.

    Anderson runs on first down for a yard loss.

    That is the end of the first quarter.

    UNI will have it 2nd & 11 at their own 45 when we start the 2nd frame.
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    Johnson gets five on the play to set up a 3rd & 5 at the 50.

    Sinkfield drops the pass and UNI will have to punt.

    Bernard's punt is fielded and returned to the 16 yard line of UW.

    Score is still 3-0 Wisconsin with 14:05 left in the 1st half.
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    After a short run, Wisconsin looked as if they had a first down but a fumble that they recover themselves sets up a 3rd & 1.

    Ball gets six on the next play to get UW a first down. 1st & 10 at their own 31.

    James White spells Ball and gets a big run for UW out to the UNI 49.
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    Ball shows his pass catching abilities with a seven yard out reception.

    2nd down play is broken up to set up another third down, 3rd & 3 from the 42.

    Ball gets another reception to the UNI 34.

    We ahve 10:40 left in the 2nd qtr.
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    White gets five on the next play to the 29.

    FB Derek Watt catches the 2nd down play for six to give the Badgers another first down at the UNI 23.

    UNI uses their first time out on defense.

    We have 9:32 left with a 1st & 10 for UW at the UNI 23.
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    Ball gets two on the first play after the TO to the UNI 21.

    J.J. Swain with a great tackle on the 2nd down play with a 4 yard loss.

    O'Brien with a seven yard gain on 3rd down on a qb scramble.

    French makes a 35 yard field goal on the 4th & 5 play to put Wisconsin up 6-0 with 7:37 left in the opening half.
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