MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin won eight games a season ago, its fewest since 2012 and fewest under coach Paul Chryst.
"You hope it's a blip, right? And yet, that's the beauty of this season," said Chryst, who is in his fifth year at the helm of the Badgers' program. "You've got to go out and play it and you've got to earn it."
Chryst said his team needs to be smarter - knowing the situation and down and distance - in order to see the same success it experienced in 2017. That Badgers team finished as Big Ten West champions after compiling a school-record 13 wins. Last year's 8-5 mark included a lackluster 5-4 record in league play.