Of course, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez was the coach of that Badgers team. After the game he told reporters, “”I don’t think I’ll have to answer any more questions about whether our young secondary has been tested. They had a lifetime of tests today.”
On that day Wisconsin (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) earned just its second 6-0 start since 1913. Purdue went to 3-3 overall, 1-1 in the Big Ten. Brees had thrown for a school-record 522 yards the previous week in a win over Minnesota so he had tossed for a total of 1,016 over those two weeks.
Also, Dave Heller from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has been doing a great roundup of links on the Nebraska-Wisconsin game all week. Here’s what he has for Thursday.