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Defense Resharpens its skills

After allowing touchdowns on both of Washington State's opening drives, the experienced Wisconsin defense shuts down the visitors to earn victory number one.

MADISON - For nearly two quarters, the Wisconsin defense wasn't playing as advertised. Poor tackling, miscommunication and the inability to stop a potent Cougar passing attack made the Badgers look vastly unprepared; not the M.O. of the cohesive unit that returned 23 letterwinners and nine starters. As halftime drew near, Wisconsin seemingly had shaken off the cobwebs and started to tame the...

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