John Torchio earns Rose Bowl honors after performance against Purdue in Week 8
John Torchio had a big impact on the game against Purdue on Saturday. He earned B1G Rose Bowl Player of the Week honors because of how he played.
Torchio had 10 total tackles and 2 interceptions in the 35-24 win over Purdue. He even returned 1 of his interceptions for a pick-six. Torchio led his team in tackles as well.
🦡 Team-high 10 tackles, 2 INTs
🦡 Returned INT for TD
🦡 First Badger player with two INT returns for TDs in one season since 2010
🦡 First career Player of the Week honor pic.twitter.com/R0xHMRtsEP
— Rose Bowl Game (@rosebowlgame) October 24, 2022
The Badgers are back at .500 under interim HC Jim Leonhard. Wisconsin needs to win at least two more games in order to have a better shot at making a bowl game.
The Wisconsin defense did a great job of limiting the run as well as the aerial attack by forcing turnovers. Purdue was held to 111 yards rushing as a team against the Badgers.
Leonhard has four more chances to earn a win this season. He still has to face Maryland, Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota in that order in the last four games of the season.