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.

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.