Welcome, everyone to the opening of the Big 10 football Conference.
I'm Michael Mercy.
That is Josh firmly of Wisconsin number 14 ranked Wisconsin.
Going up against Illinois currently Wisconsin and 14.
Nothing on the fighting. A line.
Here we go all better.
What's up? Fighting a long night.
On the fighting, the line, I there are 14.
So let's talk about these two teams, Josh, and kick off on the big 10.
1st of Wisconsin is up by, like was favored by, like, 20 s O.
What, exactly? Zero.
I don't think I think it's gonna be close.
I think it was gonna cover.
I was actually suppressed, but yes.
Wisconsin, 14th, 1920.
I believe it depends where you look.
Some places, it's 18.
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You ready? Huge the way.
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All right, Well, Michael will be back.
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Um, let's see if the internet is any better for Michael.
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Cool, huh? James Laurinaitis calls game now.
So interesting, E, but former line back playing the Rams and planes, Former NFL handoff and down the sideline.
Uh, all right, so right now, Matt.
Who? Josh, If you It's right down over it.
In the bowl game against the Illinois.
Played for the first time, like years last year.
E, remember? Hey, actually split out these easily slotted So they're gonna kind of playing the quarterback with Brendan Peters tonight.
As I say, Williams will not give the hand off once again.
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He just said, um but all right, so you have big 10 here.
Um, if you remember, Illinois was down and they came back and upset Wisconsin, One of the biggest upsets in college football last year at the time Number six, Wisconsin As the handoff and I'm gonna go to Chase Brown for Illinois.
He's gonna power his way over the 30 yard line.
He was met there by Isaiah Mullins, the sop****re for Wisconsin.
So third down, coming up for the eyeliner here with five minutes and 16 seconds remaining in the half, it's going to remain Thio Williamson a todo This is gonna be a third down four.
They look to the bench, they have 14 on the play clock pitch Willingham's throws in his mouth guard.
He will be designed.
Run the pitch over to chase Brown and he gets stopped Short about a yard short.
There he was, stopped by Wisconsin so forth down a Dallas CJ go.
It's hopefully we're not in the goats.
Maybe definitely red shirts. Software.
Would you call them goats? Goat's.
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It doesn't sound right.
Yeah, probably goes I fourth down and two, I think it's four down territory and, yeah, they're gonna go with me here and it's gonna be Brandon Peters back in the game for Illinois, Wisconsin showing blitz play action, throwing on the slant, routing complete the intended receiver for Illinois was God, Josh E ma Tour that baby? I don't know.
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What a great first name. Better last month.
I'm not sure if you just heard that.
Did you hear that? No.
Hair as there was a run here by, um, Horning Back person for Wisconsin.
Not Jonathan Taylor.
Yeah, all right.
There's still, like, a cute that way, but it sponsored by orange Crush straight, right.
There's a pass from Grand Mertz and it's gonna be caught.
And oh, the falls loose there is caught by Jake Ferguson.
It's picked up by Illinois, and it's gonna be Tariq Barnes who's gonna head over to the order of the end zone.
He's gonna bring this back for an online touchdown.
Hansen, Illinois touchdown.
There are 3 22 remaining and they almost was amazing play.
Nice play there by Illinois forcing the humble on Jake Ferguson and going in for six.
How are you? Not more excited by this? What? What? What going on? Was he down here or not? Nothing like that. Receipt.
I come out when you pick on the bull.
Is he? What do you think? Can me? Camera? Yeah.
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Is it the way I can hear you Now? You're on the away from me.
You gotta wait, even come back down. You can see it happening.
Well, I don't think it's gonna work.
Not only sure it's gonna just charge.
There's Astros fans in the world. Serious.
I'm taking a look here.
Let's see if he is and it's a close call.
I'm not sure I don't think he's down, though.
Is he down as closed? No, not that was a fun, but I'm talking about the Tennessee player.
It's definitely a fumble.
It's definitely 1000% done that, But no.
So walks the Illinois defender when he picked it up with the Illinois defender down or not, because that's the question.
No, no, I don't think he's doing his position.
Zero much better angle here.
No, he's not done touchdown yet.
There's a call touchdown for the fighting line.
I So, in a line I score and Jake Ferguson on the phone.
3 22 running in the first half and it's 14 to 6 now.
So I ask you this, First of all that was desperately needed to score for Illinois, they needed that bad and the extra points good throw them.
That would be the least emotion I think I've ever put on such and call me.
I'm about to say like it Is it that you thought he was down? No, it's just I don't know.
I just don't know.
I'm gonna be better for the second half.
E a light rail about an hour ago.
Okay, Ugo, would you say that's what you go to the Orioles game? Not family, but no.
I mean, uh sure now with the oil games, um, if you found I've taken the right way Toe Oriel games taking the Metro two camps games Never taken a train to Ravens game.
Why would I? No NATO if well, I don't really need to try to the Orioles game, but right, it would.
Also, Illinois last year tied for first defensive touchdown, second fumble recovery, higher four forced fumbles and takeaways.
That's not the big time to the entire FBS.
So that's something for you.
Hey, Ellen was coming off the best season in years.
Um, and last year they were kind of an experience pretty much the same guys air back there, one of the most veteran teams, actually in all of college football.
And this is gonna be taken from the back of the end zone for Wisconsin.
And that is Jeff on Bracey.
Use were to the 28 yard line before getting stopped there for Illinois by Kirby Joseph.
This free safety, the Junior Seau come back onto the field for Wisconsin grand merge, the redshirt freshman who two weeks ago, when it was a foot fracture for Cohen, the the Wisconsin quarterback Ana from last year.
No Big 12th most second, mostly ever yards by running back everybody.
Anyone in Big 10 history.
Now that John Taylor is gonna be, like cover to do is they're gonna and you can end up now.
And a spin move failed as Garrett Grosek got it parted for good. A man.
Okay, but I will say this now.
We're getting a lot of time without Jonathan Taylor.
But what you got to dio for me? If you're Wisconsin, I don't know who won the toss.
I don't know who has the ball first.
Anything like that from Wisconsin.
I want to take up much time possible and just give Illinois as little time as possible to try and score before they go to the locker room.
I'm trying to score cut down with less than 30 seconds left.
That was my goal.
If I'm Wisconsin right now, get in the ends now in less than 30 seconds.
Well, let me go in half fee.
Bill Maher has been very efficient 11 for loving anything that has to touch shows.
But they're near midfields.
They've gotta I think they might want to slow it down here because I don't want to give Illinois too much time.
This is gonna be a jet sweep over to their secret jacked on.
But he's gonna get stopped after again or to their for Illinois.
Get him out of defenders.
Bucks up there. Tony Adams.
Free safety was on that safety blitz and read that very well for Illinois.
So I do gotta ask you the big question that I know Arizona.
Everybody's mind right now.
What do you think about the newest Buccaneer receiver? Oh, yeah, All right.
And by the way, just a record watch.
Uh, Mertz has 11 straight completions.
School record 17 so straight.
When you're doing completion here because you mentioned it, right and throwing it now deep for Ferguson, it is caught.
Whoa! Nice catch there by Ferguson, Jake Ferguson.
And they're going Hurry up with two minutes, 10 seconds.
That's the guy who just fumbled on that last drive.
Got back over the shoulder.
Beautiful catch on the coverage.
He beat out delana Where the wondering why they want to run.
Here is the clock was, um stop there.
But there was no I'm sorry, but either way, they I think they probably all coverage they want to expose.
And then Illinois got the sub in time, so it didn't matter.
I am merge 12 for 12 in the game.
He's got 12 straight, as a matter of fact, and it's gonna be a handoff over for Garrett girl shock.
And he's gonna get stopped after again if one or two I'm keeping around here for a little while.
I don't want to give you another bone until less than 30 seconds to go in the half minute.
So in a minute, I'm excited for big 10 football.
Oh, yeah? Maybe the captain has excited.
I'm not very excited, Captain Hat.
Yeah, All right.
So at the 15 yard line of 14 yard line, there's gonna empty backfield now for merch, and there will be 1 to 5 out wide.
Mars is gonna look over to the end zone for Ferguson, and that's gonna be brought down for a Wisconsin touchdown.
Jake Ferguson, his second touchdown of the game.
He had a really good one earlier, and after fumbling on the last drive, he's already got his second touching on the afternoon 14 yard touchdown pass for from merchants to Ferguson in Wisconsin is right now, right back up by two touchdowns.
Great. Play a great throw.
Great catch, but gave Illinois some time here to match you.
That's the Onley downside.
And of course, you can't really criticize the team that scored a touchdown.
But again for May.
I want to take some time off the clock here.
Now, again, you got in the end, I'm nitpicking Europe gonna be up 21 7.
Assuming this kicker doesn't suck, he doesn't.
Okay, Um but, um, I'm not gonna criticize team for scoring a touchdown, but I am gonna say my took a little bit too little time on the clock.
And if Illinois got three here, or potentially even matches you and gets in the end zone waiting matches you.
Well, they're still going down by touchdown.
No, I mean in the sequence because they could go into the hat is going up to the half up to on the one.
That's kinda what I meant there.
All right, All right.
So Camp Randall field the venue of this game.
Now let's talk about Antonio Brown.
Very angry cost.
Ah, First off, um, my mom who only found out, like, five minutes ago, um, just ran into the room for a couple minutes ago and said, Oh my God, Antonio Brown And she's always like Tom Brady.
Antonio Brown, uh, side of the Buccaneers.
Another Super Bowl.
And she was jumping up and down celebrating about Antonio Front, Um, which is very rare because she's not very difficult.
Um, but she was very happy that the book in your San Antonio Brown S o I I You know what? I'll tell you what, I don't like it as someone who wanted Antonio Brown.
And I don't like how the booking years got him, because ****ing years do a very good offense.
Here is the kickoff. Mawf.
Then it's gonna be recovered.
He picked it up and he was on his knee.
Says he's automatically down my football rules.
That's what Derek Smith.
That's Chase Brown.
Excuse me. There's two. Number two is one on defense.
When an offense Derek linebacker Chase promises running E.
Don't think it's a linebacker, E.
I hate that Constable.
We're two guys in the same because Josh there is the same.
There's more player.
There's more players on the team go in the triple digits can take over for a second.
Yeah, I'm seriously going to triple digits like that's what I would dio.
I'd rather have that.
What's wrong with that? And it's pretty cool. The number 100.
That's pretty cool.
Gonna be one or not, but it Woz and a nice play there by turn around her big on the quarterback, and it's gonna be the first time out for Wisconsin.
That's their first.
So that two more 55 minutes ago in this first half, Wisconsin already up 20 21 7.
It should be really interesting to see what happens here may come back.
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And again, I want to hear yourself here.
Alright, what ball Side of things like, What do you think about this football side of things? I think it's a very good move for the book, and you're very good Move for the Buccaneers.
Get the perfect move for the Buccaneers, and I said I'd rather have him than Dez Bryant.
As you mentioned in the past.
Obviously, I think it's gonna go one of two ways.
Even er gonna work out really, really well.
And this offense just got better.
Or I'll tell you what, as we're about that what I like and what I don't like about this as, um, Peters just threw out of bounds for, uh, Marty Beibei.
Marta, baby, you know what I like something I don't like.
I barely like the combination of A B and Tom Brady.
I do not like the combination of Abyan Bruce Arians out on combination of A B and Mike Evans.
I think that's fun.
I think maybe might get Chris.
God, would you might not like it is a fantasy owner, but yeah, but here, I think, Yeah, actually, really? That is even gonna We're gonna really well, or it's gonna collapse.
By the way, it's not official.
Well, if they agreed on it as there's another sack here for Wisconsin a, uh, Loudermilk, you know, interesting.
Isaiah Loudermilk, that is.
This is you know, this actually a very nice name.
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But then you add the other age and then Loudermilk Anyway, I'll get back to a be all right, Richard, Sop****re defensive, admit to snack.
And Wisconsin just used there a second time out.
What was it? I e u se? Um, but yeah, back to 20.
But what do you think? I feel like it's either gonna work great or it's gonna collapse the entire football team.
Yeah, but I think it's kind of a risk.
I think it's, you know, I don't know.
They're either gonna do really well and potential like a Super Bowl run, or they're gonna get a limited around one.
You know, the thing is, I don't think it's I don't I don't see collapsing.
I very well could see it.
I don't know how he's gonna say you got guys in that locker, right? That's true.
No, no, no, you're right.
I think you know, I think that's one of more easy going player.
Wise Locker is but coach wise, you know, I don't know.
I don't agree with that.
Illinois punter um, Blake Hayes, who is one of the better punters in the Big 10.
Yeah, I had a lot of those tonight.
Usually has a lot of those.
Wisconsin now got one time out in 36 seconds to work.
So I think this is very good right now for them.
Well, not had cured.
So it was kind of does.
They gave themselves some time, and they're just outside of local range.
Merged 13 for 13 is gonna make four straight passes for a school record.
It will be in the first half in his first ever start.
To be fair, I mean, 17 completions and one half has not been president 17 in a row.
We're talking about 17 straight, right? 17 for 17.
That's Big 13 for 1337 yards, three touchdowns.
And he is not gonna pick yet, but six step drop back and going deep.
And that is caught and into for Wisconsin goes Danny Davis Jr.
Sorry, Danny Davis, The third touchdown Badgers, on the first play of the drive didn't even have to waste the time out and badgers extend their lead 27 7 pending extra point to make 28.
I guess you only need one pass.
I guess you only eat one parents.
Yeah, all right.
Now, let's list off some potential big personality in this locker room other than obviously Tom Brady, who he seemed to get along with. Fine.
Bruce Arians, e.
I think urinary.
And you're fine. That's not I'm worried about.
I think I'm worried about having areas to be honest.
Why? Areas is a great coach tour yard pass by.
What do you say? Arians is a great coach? I'm not worried about him at all heaven.
I'm not working on like, e a confrontational guy.
Is he really that confrontation? I'm kinda imagine my Kevin is more of a kind of No, really, You know, definitely not really.
Another guy and dominant Susana, front sides.
Okay, I think No.
I'm going to I think the ones that look at you know what? I'm going to be completely honest.
I think the ones that big personalities of the ones that are going to get along great with Antonio Brown like the time variation is not enough consumed.
I was thinking along with better for it.
I think that I'm gonna Do you know what this might sound crazy, I think Antonio Brown and don't consume.
You end up being like best friends again, that good thing back going Either way.
I'm with you, you know, you've been best friends and we're gonna hate each other.
One who's gonna wind up getting themselves cut.
That's kind of how it always is when you signed a really good one receiver that has a personality.
But when it's Antonio Brown who's tour up not one but two locker rooms right now, he's only gotten two chances, by the way.
Should make that clear.
Why, you got three, actually, Technically, only got one, actually.
Yeah, and that was in Oakland at the time. It was Oakland.
How about New England? A.
How about How about not a chance in New Orleans? They're not a chance.
Pittsburgh's not a chance.
It is a chance of which he did very well in as it's gonna be chased.
Browne and Chase Brown will get to the 21 yard line before being tackled there for Wisconsin by one of their players.
E don't know who it is. Number.
The hold on I was a new miracle roster right here.
Oh, that would be Dina Ingram. The corner.
New Orleans gave the shot last year.
New Orleans gave much out Last year, was shot.
New Orleans gave him a shot last year.
Oh, Whoa! Yes, right.
He failed there.
They're gonna take a move.
They're gonna take a knee, and that's gonna started to do the half.
Yeah. All right.
Eleanor is gonna have to make a lot of adjustments.
Uh, just includes getting a better football team.
Okay, Josh, you have to go with them.
All right. I don't care. This game's over.
I don't think it's over yet, but they have absolutely zero can't win in this game.
Well, Wisconsin, under the bigger favorite last year.
E don't care. You're not one of this game.
Favorite last year.
Their favorite, like 36 last year. I believe it was.
Were they down? 28 7.
5 time? No, but they were down.
We're down 28 7. Halftime.
Looking at the clearly worst team by far.
First, uh, I think they looked like by far the worst team right now.
Well, yeah, well, it was kind of competitive then.
But like Wisconsin also, I mean, they went on to lose their next.
Why don't you lose your next game? They've lost, like, three or four straight, but that's also because they played like Big 10 Championship and Rose Bowl and, like Oregon and Ohio, staying in like top 16.
Good luck with the, though, but they're not win this game.
This game is over.
All of a sudden, there's here.
Wisconsin Graham Mertz is four completions away, four consecutive completions away from a consecutive school record and also 17 straight completions, which in itself is kind of crazy.
And, well, the question.
She's 17 for 17.
In other words, he has not thrown it incompletion yet in the game.
Michael Marcie, Josh Berman here.
Josh has one more question for me.
Um, here and then I'm just a I want to see if you agree with it.
I agree with the statement.
Ryan Tannehill right now kind of swaying.
Ryan Tannehill at the top seven.
Quarterback, quarterback And Sean.
Uh, is he better than Dad? fresh God? Yes.
Especially with the injury.
Now with the injury, I think it's pretty.
Always want if I cut out.
But he's better than China, Watson, considering they went head to head.
And now Michelle want Carson Wentz better than them right now.
E think Carson Wentz e here now? No.
Hey, maybe, maybe, but, uh, car has been a better quarterback because Dak Prescott will not be able to bounce back from injury and become the same player.
I'm doubting him. I'm sorry.
It's harsh, but I believe it was a terrible, terrible injury.
He'll be able to play again.
I don't think I'll ever be the same player. Everyone.
And it was close between those two before and during what we see from Carson.
Now, who's better? You cut out. Say it again.
Hello? Oh, before Prescott injury.
Him and Carson Wentz before Prescott injury was dead.
Now it's Carson once.
Okay. He's gone.
His wife is terrible right now.
Um, come on, Internet.
I don't know what's going on with his wife, I but it is, like, really, really, really bad right now.
Like, really bad.
So Hopefully, we can resolve that.
Um, because yeah, but like, you keep cutting in and out throughout the problem, so we'll say, Well, that Oh, because we're in the broadcast right now.
The big, big channel are excellent work.
Mercy to Wisconsin.
And they're up 28 to 7.
54 yard touchdown for Danny de.
It was junior from Grand Mertz, the freshman in his first ever start.
Or No, not a redshirt freshman, not in his first ever. Stern.
Well, yeah, it has.
And Wisconsin's firing on offense, defense and on special team Thio look pretty electric as well.
Illinois is a good A special teams as well, but it is 28 to 7 right now.
Wisconsin, the Badgers on top of Illinois.
And they're looking great right now.
Michael Mercy, Josh Berman.
Make sure toe hop back in here for the Big 10.