Badgers on Beating Indiana, Returning to Madison

Author: Jacob Swanson
The Wisconsin Badgers traveled to Bloomington Saturday to defeat the Indiana Hoosiers, 45-17, moving to 9-0 on the season moving into a matchup with Iowa on Saturday, Nov. 11, their first home game since Oct. 21.  Here’s what the Badgers had to say following the win:

Head Coach Paul Chryst, on players stepping up against Indiana:

“We saw some of the ones that have been making plays make them and as circumstances present themselves, like Tyler [Johnson], we knew we were going to play a lot of guys because of the tempo and hoping to keep as many as our outside ‘backers as fresh as you can, and yet he’s done a good job of continuing to make plays and gain some confidence…”

On returning to Madison after a three game road trip:

“I’m looking forward to the next game, absolutely.  We’re lucky Camp Randall’s a fun place to play at, and it will be good to be back at home, certainly.”

Sophomore linebacker Tyler Johnson, on taking over for sophomore Chris Orr following a first-half injury to his left leg:

“I know Chris is a big part of our defense, so him being out means more people have to step up and make plays, so we took it upon ourselves as an entire unit to just fill in when our team needed us.”

On the return to Madison:

“There’s nothing like the atmosphere at Camp Randall, so it’ll be nice to get back there.”

Junior fullback Alec Ingold, on senior fullback Austin Ramesh, who’s been out injured:

“Ram’s a great, great fullback for us.  He’s really doing some special things and I get to watch him, I get to learn from him…”

On the atmosphere at Memorial Stadium and returning to Camp Randall:

“It wasn’t full but the people that were here were pretty sweet.  They were pretty loud, so it was fun to get some juice, and every day you’re worried about what’s going on between the lines and in your locker room so I feel like the people out here were vocal.  I appreciate the atmosphere that they brought.  It was a couple weeks on the road so it’ll be good to be back with some big home games down the stretch.”

Senior tight end Troy Fumagalli, on November football:

“We put ourselves in a great spot at 9-0 and it will be fun.  November football, everything’s a little ramped up so it’ll be fun heading back home.  Two big games coming up for us, so we’re getting ready to go.”

Wisconsin faces off with Iowa and Michigan at home before finishing the regular season with a road matchup against Minnesota.  The Badgers are ranked #6 in the most recent AP Poll and figure to remain in the top ten in the next College Football Playoff Rankings, announced Tuesday night.