After going into halftime with a meager 14-10 lead, the Badgers and their fans came alive when running back Chez Mellusi broke loose for an 89-yard rushing touchdown with 8:28 left in the third quarter.
Wisconsin’s lead reached 11 points following the successful extra-point attempt by kicker Nathanial Vakos. Fans and media from across the internet weighed in on social media.
Here is a look at how Badger fans reacted to Mellusi’s second score of the game, setting a new career-high:
Mellusi brings the ball to its home
Chez Mellusi 89 Yards to the HOUSE pic.twitter.com/zlNrIoMH1F
— IKE Badgers Podcast (@IKE_Badgers) September 2, 2023
Waking up the offense and fans at Camp Randall
Chez Mellusi with a ridiculous 89-yard rushing touchdown to give Wisconsin a huge spark. Cut through the entire Buffalo defense on the way to the end zone. He's been fantastic today.
— Jesse Temple (@jessetemple) September 2, 2023
Enters his name into the record books
Hello, Chez Mellusi. Breaks off the 4th longest run in school history. Goes in from 89 yards out.
— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) September 2, 2023
Defies all logic and reason for the score
So how much does a healthy Chez Mellusi help? He just avoided 237 tacklers on his way to an 89-yard TD.
— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) September 2, 2023
All aboard the Mellusi train
Just getting started
Chez Mellusi has his first career 2 rushing TD day. His 151 yards (on 10 carries) are also a high, breaking mark of 149 set on 27 carries at Purdue on Oct. 23, 2021. #Badgers
— Dave Heller ✍️ (@dave_heller) September 2, 2023
Dark horse for Heisman?
Mellusi Heisman campaign starts now!!!
— JAT (@SalFrelickSZN) September 2, 2023
Call animal control
Chez Mellusi: certified DAWG.
— Dillon Graff (@DillonGraff) September 2, 2023