I hesitate to get into any discussion about the onside kick at the end of Saturday’s game because frankly the Badgers didn’t deserve to win that game anyway and that as far as I’m concerned renders the whole conversation moot. That said…the Badgers got totally hosed on the onside kick call. Replay shows the ball was touched by Tyrequek Zimmerman before Kyle French reached out and grabbed it. That’s what the refs should’ve seen when they replayed it, but instead they saw French touching the ball first, before 10 yards, and that gave the ball to Oregon State and ended the game.
Wisconsin ball on the confirmation or inconclusive evidence and no reversal of the original call to give the ball to Wisconsin. Those were the top two options. Oregon State ball on the reversal was the third-most-likely outcome based on that video and that’s what the refs settled on.
Oh well. So the Badgers got no chance to come back. Maybe it was for the best. Losing that game forced them to make a big change in the coaching staff, letting go offensive line coach Mike Markuson and replacing him with Bob Bostad-disciple Bart Miller. Maybe this will be the magic move that puts the offense back on track. Let’s hope. Cause Wisconsin not being able to block or run the ball? Something just wrong about that. Real real wrong.