The University of Wisconsin offensive lineman speaks to the media Saturday after the Badgers defeated the Illinois Fighting Illini 24-0 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Il.
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The Badgers finished with 391 yards rushing and the defense dominated in a 24-0 victory over the Illini.
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.