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Third down not a charm for Badgers

CREATED Oct 12, 2012

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  • University of Wisconsin (28) running back Montee Ball rushes for no gain in the second half during a 30-27 loss to Nebraska during the Nebraska Cornhuskers-Wisconsin Big Ten football game Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln Nebraska. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photo by Rick Wood/RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Image by Rick Wood

By almost every possible measure Wisconsin's offense has been stuck in a season-long malaise. Yet of all the statistics, the number that best illustrates UW's offensive woes is an abysmal third-down conversion rate.