Pro Football Focus gives out grades for every player in every college football and NFL game played. The website did so for Wisconsin’s major upset over LSU, and here are how the Badgers’ grades turned out.

Quarterback grade: Bart Houston 66.8

Bart Houston mixes strong throws with a few head-scratchers

“There was more good than bad from Bart Houston, who moved the chains with a number of solid throws but threw two ugly interceptions,” said PFF’s Steve Palazzolo. “Early in the second quarter, he misread the coverage and fired a pass directly to defensive back Rickey Jefferson for an end zone interception while his third quarter pick-six was just as bad. He was late to throw the deep out, allowing CB Tre’Davious White to secure the interception and take it to the house, allowing LSU back into the game.”

Palazzolo then talked more in-depth about the top offensive and defensive grades for the Badgers.

Top offensive grades

TE Troy Fumagalli 83.0
FB Austin Ramesh 77.1
LT Ryan Ramczyk 76.8
RG Beau Benzschawel 75.0
C Michael Deiter 72.7

Fumagelli a top receiving threat; offensive line works LSU’s linebackers

“Wisconsin’s top receiver was TE Troy Fumagalli, who did fine work at the intermediate level while also making the most of a couple of screen opportunities,” Palazzolo said. “He caught all seven of his passes for 100 yards, including 61 after the catch. The offensive line wasn’t great, but they were able to lock onto LSU linebackers at the second level to open holes in the running game while fullback Austin Ramesh did a nice job locking onto targets in Wisconsin’s misdirection-heavy scheme.”

Top defensive grades

CB Derrick Tindal 81.5
OLB T.J. Watt 79.1
S Leo Musso 78.5
OLB Vince Biegel 69.3
DE Alec James 69.9

Linebackers hold LSU running game in check

“Aside from a couple of miscues in which the defense allowed RB Leonard Fournette to break contain, the linebackers did a fine job of containing the Heisman candidate,” Palazzolo said. “OLB T.J. Watt led the way with a team-high five stops, but OLB Vince Biegel was right behind him with four. They held Fournette to only 2.7 yards after contact per rush, and that happened only three times all of last season. Cornerback Derrick Tindal was outstanding in coverage, beating up WR Malachi Dupre at the catch point on a number of plays. He surrendered only one catch on five targets, picking off one and deflecting another.”

Going back to Houston’s play as a signal caller, the 66.8 grade isn’t a great one, but it beat out LSU’s Brandon Harris. Harris earned a grade of 58.6.

All of Palazzolo’s grades and the entire article can be read here.