Posted by: marcmwm | October 13, 2008

Your Wisconsin two deeps . . .


WR — DJK, Stross

LT — Bulaga, Kuempel

LG — Vandervelde/Eubanks, Haganman

C — Bruggeman, Koeppel

RG — Olsen, Gettis

RT — Calloway, Aeschliman

TE — Myers, Reisner

QB — Stanzi, Christensen

WR — Brodell, Sandeman

RB — Greene, Hampton

FB — Morse, Leppert


DE — Clayborn, Geary

DT — Kroul, Klug

DT — King, Narinskiy

DE — Ballard, Binns

OLB — Edds, Nielsen

MLB — Angerer, Coleman

WLB — Hunter, Johnson

LC — Fletcher, Shaun Prater

SS — Sash, Dalton/Cato

FS — Greenwood, Morrow

RC — Spievey, Bernstine

PT — Donahue

PK — Mossbrucker

No TE Tony Moeaki, who, Kirk Ferentz said Saturday, would be a stretch for this week. It’s a calf, I think, and I don’t see it happening. Maybe, I guess.

TE Brandon Myers is on the two deep. Apparently, the knee thingie he had near the end of Saturday’s game was just a scary hyperextension. I know tha the told one reporter after the game that it scared the BLEEP out of him. He’s turning out to be a pretty damn good TE for a guy who was a fringe Division I basketball recruit.

I see that Adrian Clayborn is on the list. That’s one I believe when I see. I know that he came out and talked to reporters after the game, but he was limping pretty heavily and they were decisive taking him out of the game. I’d put him at questionable with a shade toward doubtful, but that’s just an uneducated guess. Junior Chad Geary would be the next man in. He had three tackles when replacing Clayborn in the second half last week.

RB Shonn Greene is the only RB in the country to rush for 100 yards or more in the first seven weeks of the season. Greene needs just 63 yards to reach 1,000, the first Iowa RB to hit that mark since Albert Young’s 1,334 in 2005.

Iowa rushed for four TDs Saturday, the first time since Ball State ’05 Iowa had four rush TDs in a game.

Iowa and Wisconsin are at zero on the turnover margin.

Wisconsin’s three game losing streak is its first since losing the last three games of 2004. The Badgers have lost their first three Big Ten games for the first time since 2002. They haven’t gone 0-4 in the Big Ten since 1996.

Here are the Big Ten players of the week:



Daryll Clark, Penn State, JR, QB, Youngstown, Ohio/Ursuline

Clark compiled a career-best 244 passing yards and drove his offense past 40 points for the fifth time this season in a 48-7 triumph at Wisconsin. The junior quarterback completed 16-of-25 passes with one touchdown and also tallied two rushing scores for the first time in his career. After the Badgers pulled within 17-7 in the second quarter, Clark guided PSU to touchdowns on its next three drives. The scoring streak started with his two rushing scores and was capped by a 44-yard strike to give the visitors a 38-7 third quarter lead. Clark picks up his first career weekly accolade.

LAST PSU OFFENSIVE POW: RB Evan Royster on Sept. 8, 2008.



Willie VanDeSteeg, Minnesota, SR, DE, Silver Lake, Minn./Glencoe-Silver Lake

VanDeSteeg tallied five tackles, three sacks, forced a fumble that was returned for a touchdown and deflected a late pass which led to an interception in a 27-20 victory at Illinois. The senior defensive end recorded his third sack with just over five minutes left in the game, forcing a fumble that was returned for a touchdown and a 27-13 lead. The hosts trimmed the deficit to 27-20 and drove to Minnesota’s 25-yard line on the ensuing possession before VanDeSteeg broke through and got a hand on the Illini quarterback’s pass attempt, leading to an interception to clinch the win. He earns his second career weekly laurel and the first by a Gophers’ defensive player since 2006.

LAST MINN DEFENSIVE POW: DE Willie VanDeSteeg on Nov. 13, 2006.


Aaron Maybin, Penn State, SO, DE, Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron

Maybin filled the stat sheet with six tackles, a career-best 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack, two forced fumbles and a pass breakup to spearhead a Penn State defensive effort which forced four turnovers and held Wisconsin to one touchdown. The sophomore defensive end picked up his eighth solo sack on the year, which tops the Big Ten and is tied for the national lead. Maybin’s first forced fumble was recovered just 16 yards from the endzone and led to a touchdown and a 24-7 lead while his second forced fumble occurred on a fourth quarter sack. He collects his first career weekly laurel.

LAST PSU DEFENSIVE POW: LB Navorro Bowman on Sept. 22, 2008.



Brett Swenson, Michigan State, JR, K, Pompano Beach, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas

Swenson picked up his second straight weekly accolade after matching a career-high with 16 points while setting a school record for consecutive field goals in a victory at Northwestern. The junior kicker was a perfect three-for-three with field goals from 26, 42 and 34 yards. Since missing his first attempt of the season, Swenson has converted a school-record 15 straight field goals, breaking the previous record of 13 straight set by Paul Edinger in 1998. He earns the second weekly award of his career.

LAST MSU SPECIAL TEAMS POW: K Brett Swenson on Oct. 6, 2008.



  1. Quite frankly I don’t see a diff. in Meyers vs. Tony though that’s probably Tony is always hurt.

    Poor kid, tons of talent and the injury bug won’t leave him alone.

    Yo Adrian, we need you this week as Geary hasn’t been overly impressive IMO.

  2. I really like Myers. He was a last scholarship guy, too. They just kind of picked him up in 2004. No other offers.

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