November 16, 2010

Hot 11: Indiana

MADISON - When a team scores 83 points in a given game there are going to be a number of standout performances. Knowing that, this week's version of the Hot 11 was one of the more competitive ones yet.

The ninth installment of the 2010 regular season is based on momentum and individual play this season. One bad game won't necessarily move a player off, but it could cause a player to slide down the board as new players start to emerge.

By no means is the list perfect, that is why encourages everyone to head over to The Badgers' Den to offer their own opinions.

Note: The number in parentheses is the number of points the player got based on a voting panel of staff members and subscribers.

 Hot 11
Rank Player The Word Last Game
1 Montee Ball, RB (70) Against Iowa, Ball jumped into game action following the unfortunate injury to James White and helped the Badgers to victory. Following John Clay's injury early in the Purdue game, Ball reeled off a career high 127 yards and scored two touchdowns for a Badger team that went on to win 34-13. 1
Gabe Carimi, LT (60) The Badgers recorded four turnovers against the Boilermakers. Fenelus, who also logged a career-high 10 tackles, was responsible for two of them. His 'pick six' sealed the deal for UW. T8
3 James White, RB (56) Taylor was not only all over the field making tackles, he also recorded his first interception of the season. That play swung momentum and really helped UW pull away from the Boilermakers. N/A
4 John Moffitt, LG (51) Watt consistently sees double teams from opposing offensive lines, but he consistently seems to shrug them off. Even though he tweaked his shoulder, Watt still played an instrumental role in UW's pass rush. 7
5 J.J. Watt, DE (42) The last time Toon returned from injury he didn't play well and the Badgers lost. This time around, the junior wide receiver caught five balls and his team claimed victory on the road. T4
T6 Aaron Henry, FS (36) St. Jean's third down interception during Purdue's second half opening drive swung the momentum in UW's favor. The Badgers never looked back. RV
T6 Scott Tolzien, QB (36) It might not have been the UW offensive line's best performance of the year, but it still paved the way for a 100-yard rusher. 10
8 Mike Taylor, OLB (24) Butrym probably played the best game of his career as a Badger during Saturday's win at Purdue. His performance didn't go unnoticed as he was named team co-defensive player of the week 3
9 Bill Nagy, C (19)
Matching up with Ryan Kerrigan for the majority of the game, Carimi faired pretty well for the third straight week against top-notch defensive end opponents.
10 David Gilreath, WR (12) Tolzien bounced back from an early interception to guide his team to victory. As the season winds down, Tolzien's play will determine whether UW will remain a threat for a BCS bowl bid. RV
11 Kevin Zeitler, RG (11) Sorensen had a somehwat quiet game at Purdue, but that hasn't thwarted his consistent performances throughout his senior season. N/A

Receiving Votes:

-Antonio Fenelus (10), Niles Brinkley (8), Lance Kendricks (6), Louis Nzegwu (6), Blake Sorensen (5), Bradie Ewing (3), Nick Toon (2), Jared Abbrederis (2), Culmer St. Jean (2), Nate Tice (1)

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