Going into this game, I guess I didn't really know what to expect. I wasn't as excited as I was for the Illinois game. This was the least-confident game I've gone into this season. There reached a point in the seconds quarter when I didn't feel like watching anymore. WIsconsin was either running 5 yards+ at a time or throwing into the box for another 15+ yards. When our offense took the field, drives fell flat (STOP KICKING THE DAMN BALL). I just didn't feel like watching because I knew how this would end up.
But I was pretty much expecting this. Wisconsin is ranked #6 in the country. They play a hard, heavy hitting, run-up-the-gut, power offense. Our secondary consists of high school seniors. But I know that miracles happen. It only really took a quarter for me to know that no miracle was going to happen. Not this time.
After the game, I listened to the usual "Fire Rodriguez," "It's the end of an era", "Can't wait to see this guy gone next year," etc. But what were people expecting? A miracle where Donnaven Warren suddenly gets his eligibility back, Ezeh becomes an amazing linebacker, and Denard becomes the legend from the first 5 weeks?
I'm bummed about the loss, but I'm not upset. I wasn't expecting to win this game. People are getting so fired up about something that's been going on all season like it's the first time it's happened. 48-28 is similar to what my realistic prediction would have been. It sounds like people are just now realizing what our defense is like, how young we are, how inexperienced we are. Why were people expecting a win against a really good Wisconsin team that beat another good tosu team? I will always hope for a win, cheer for a win, watch until the clock hits 00:00, but I just wasn't expecting it.