Braelon Allen was not expected to play in Week 12, per Luke Fickell
Braelon Allen was not expected to be able to go in Week 12, head coach Luke Fickell confirmed after the game against Nebraska. However, Allen did give it a go, and he produced some clutch moments as a result.
Allen delivered a pair of key touchdowns in the win, including a 3-yard plunge in overtime, as the Badgers rallied from a 14-0 deficit. His score in overtime proved to be the difference in a 24-17 win for Wisconsin.
According to Fickell, he was not expecting Allen to be available prior to kickoff, but the performance wound up showing a lot to the head coach. Fickell also believes Allen’s best work came when Wisconsin was down in the game and provided a boost.
Luke Fickell said he didn’t expect Braelon Allen to play tonight.
Allen went for 22 carries, 62 yards, and 2 TD’s on a bum leg.
“He’s another one of those guys that showed me a lot tonight. I think he was much better when we got down. That’s something we needed.”#Badgers
— Evan Flood (@Evan_Flood) November 19, 2023
Allen finished the game by leading the Badgers with 62 rushing yards on 22 carries to go with 2 touchdowns. While he averaged just 2.8 yards per carry, Allen gutting out the game made a big difference for the offense.