UW Health Sports Medicine 

Lucas at Large: Applying lessons learned in loss

A year ago, Wisconsin statistically dominated Ohio State in first downs (22 to 8), in passing yards (250 to 87), in total offense (368 to 184) and in time of possession (42:47 to 17:13).

But the Buckeyes still beat the Badgers, 31-13, in Columbus.

"Looking back, I see those two 'pick-sixes' as being big game-changers,'' UW senior quarterback Scott Tolzien said of Kurt Coleman's 89-yard interception return and Jermale Hines' 32-yard return for touchdowns. The Buckeyes also had a 96-yard kickoff return for a score.

Tolzien, who was sacked six times, believes the Badgers can learn from that experience when the No. 1-ranked Buckeyes show up here Saturday night.

"Every one in this program,'' Tolzien said, "dreams of those opportunities of knocking off a team like that. But we have to put in the work the next five days and have a great week of preparation.''

A year ago, Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor completed just 5-of-13 passes for 87 yards against Wisconsin. But he has finally matured as a passer.

Last Saturday, Pryor was nursing a quardriceps injury and didn't attempt a single run against Indiana.  But he completed 24 of 30 passes for a career-high 334 yards and three touchdowns.

"Should be a great test of where our football team is at,'' UW defensive end J.J. Watt said.