The University of Illinois coach speaks to the media Saturday after the Illini fell to the Wisconsin Badgers 24-0 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Il.
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Most importantly for Wisconsin, Mertz, who had to wear extra protective gear under his normal pads Saturday after being knocked out a week ago in the loss to Michigan, got out of the game healthy.
What’s behind the Badgers can’t change, but they’re trying to punish those in front of them the rest of the way. A dominant performance from their running game in a win against Illinois was a good place to start.