MADISON, Wis. Russell Wilson’s polished persona on the field mirrors his calm confidence off of it. Both are being tested this week.
The one-and-done quarterback for No. 7 Wisconsin has put up eye-popping numbers and emerged as one of the most valuable newcomers to any team in the country while the Badgers (4-0) have feasted on inferior nonconference foes.
Russellmania is in full force. And everyone in Madison has been downright jumpy when it comes to discussing Wisconsin’s outlook with Wilson at the helm.
The crescendo should start to peak Saturday night when the Badgers host No. 8 Nebraska in the Cornhuskers’ (4-0) first Big Ten game, and Wilson’s performance will certainly set the tone for the rest of Wisconsin’s season.
“We have to play great football,” he said. “It should be a great game, great atmosphere, and we’re excited about it.”
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