Urban Meyer dissects how Illinois' defense found Wisconsin's 'kryptonite' in Week 8 upset
Alongside former Indiana head coach Gerry DiNardo, Urban Meyer helped break down how Illinois’ defense was able to keep Wisconsin’s offense – particularly running back Jonathan Taylor – in check during their massive upset on October 19 in Champaign.
Illinois on BTN shared footage of the former Buckeye head man at work:
How did @IlliniFootball put their best defensive effort together against the best team they faced all season?@CoachUrbanMeyer and @gerrydinardo diagnose how Illinois "found the Kryptonite" in the game against Wisconsin: pic.twitter.com/VgYZdfADkY
— Illinois on BTN (@IllinoisOnBTN) October 23, 2019
Meyer pointed out how the No. 13 Badgers will have to adapt moving forward.
“If I’m Wisconsin, you’re going to see that every week now because they (Illinois) found their kryptonite … If you saw someone shut down your base plays, you better get ready for it. The kryptonite has been discovered, so Illinois’ game plan will be used again against Wisconsin.”
Despite being on the field for 75 plays, the Illini defense held the Badgers to just 3.6 yards per carry. Lovie Smith’s team also forced three turnovers, uncharacteristic for a Wisconsin program known for their emphasis on fundamentals.
Looking to pull off an upset of their own, Wisconsin (6-1) will travel to Columbus for a battle with the No. 3 Buckeyes (7-0) on Saturday (12:00PM ET, FOX).
Illinois (3-4) will square off with Purdue (2-5) at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette (12:00PM ET, BTN).