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A Wisconsin loss like that one is sure to produce fair, thought out responses in the always unbiased world of social media, right?
The Badgers somehow held a fourth-quarter lead in a game they ended up losing 41-13. After gaining a 13-10 advantage on a 27-yard Collin Larsh field goal, Wisconsin surrendered 31 straight points to Notre Dame, with only 10 being given up on defense.
The Fighting Irish used a kickoff return touchdown by Chris Tyree and two interception returns for touchdowns against Graham Mertz to blow the doors off of the Badgers late.
After a game where Mertz threw four interceptions and Wisconsin’s defense could only do so much, here are some college football and Badger specific Twitter reactions to a loss that dropped UW to 1-2 on the year:
Former Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon sums it all up with one picture:
Hahaha 🤣 it's still ON WISCONSIN !!! pic.twitter.com/wnDySZDW0I
— F L ⚡️ S H (@Melvingordon25) September 25, 2021
The Athletic's Ari Wasserman questioning Wisconsin's traditional ways:
The best quality of great college football coaches is the ability to adapt and keep up with the times. Why do we view Wisconsin's offensive philosophy as charming? https://t.co/Z5WXjWP9oY
— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) September 25, 2021
It's been tough sledding for Mertz through his last 7-plus games:
Graham Mertz in last 7 1/2 regular-season games: 1 TD, 8 INT. #Badgers
— Dave Heller (@dave_heller) September 25, 2021
Longtime Wisconsin State Journal columnist Tom Oates says it goes beyond just Mertz:
True, #Badgers’ Graham Mertz isn’t playing like the highly recruited QB he was. But it’s also true that Wisconsin’s O-lineman aren’t living up to the recruiting hype, either.
— Tom Oates (@TomOatesWSJ) September 25, 2021
It's been a rough go against ranked opponents:
Graham Mertz's stats in five career games against ranked opponents (Badgers are 0-5):
103/191 (54%), 205 yards passing per game, 2 TD, 11 INT#Badgers
— Stephen Watson (@WISN_Watson) September 25, 2021
Former Wisconsin RB Montee Ball on the issues plaguing Wisconsin:
If there's one thing people seemed to agree on, it was this take:
Wisconsin and Notre Dame said we have two of the most beloved home-field experiences in football, what if we played in an NFL stadium widely described as "poorly renovated"
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) September 25, 2021