Wisconsin just scored more first-half points than yards allowed vs. Eastern Michigan
Wisconsin is taking out some of its frustrations from the Week 1 loss, and Eastern Michigan is the poor recipient of the Badgers’ anger.
EMU was never expected to give Paul Chryst’s squad much difficulty, but the first-half results are still plenty impressive for the Badgers. In fact, Wisconsin has scored more points on offense than the total yards given up by the defense. No, seriously.
At the break, the Badgers have scored 24 points while shutting out EMU. Graham Mertz has already thrown for 100 yards with Chez Mellusi gaining 130 yards on the ground.
As a team, Wisconsin has gained 377 yards and scored 24 points. EMU has gained just 23 total yards. That is combined by a team rushing effort of -13 yards. EMU’s leading rusher is Samson Evans who has 5 yards on a single carry.
It should be pointed out that EMU’s punter has done his part when called upon. Jake Julien has punted 5 times with an impressive 53 yard average. He has landed 2 punts inside the 20 with a long of 64 yards. Unfortunately, it’s not usually a good sign when the punter is having the best night on the team.