For Wisconsin fans on Halloween, no amount of candy could possibly match the treat of runningback Corey Clement’s return to the field. He brings an entirely different element to the Badger offense – one that would serve more as a trick than a treat for Rutgers.
More than 74,000 visited Camp Randall Stadium today, but it was patchy amongst the bleachers. Halloween is an over-the-top event in Madison, and those festivities coupled with an annoyingly chilly rainfall colored the crowd with a more dispirited hue.
The loudest eruptions from Damp Randall Stadium came following Clement’s three touchdowns. With the overwhelming amount of injuries that Wisconsin has had to endure, this was a most welcome sight. This was Rutgers’s first visit to Madison since joining the Big Ten, and they simply were unable to handle the inCLEMENT nature of this day. Rutgers brought along a few band members and fans from New Jersey – although there was little for them to play or cheer about in the 48-10 loss.
The entire experience was pretty forgettable for the Scarlet Knights. Even Badger fans fled to the exits after the third quarter jump around. It’s not to say that Wisconsin fans are unappreciative of their team’s sudden offensive resurgence, but getting dry and prepping for State Street’s annually wild Freakfest became priority. Fact is, November looks to be a promising month for the Badgers, one where Wisconsinites shift football back into focus.