MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Wisconsin soccer team looked bewildered and disorganized on several occasions Saturday during the 23-13 defeat to Minnesota.
Badgers # 18 had several procedural penalties and burned out time out in the third and short situation in the third quarter when they made a wrong substitution and failed to muster enough players.
No episode featured the Badgers’ mess at Huntington Bank Stadium more than what happened when they faced fourth and first on their 21-yard line down 10 with 4 minutes 26 seconds remaining. The UW sent his punt and tried to pass it before a false start on defender John Chenal kept the game up for 5 yards.
The attack returned to the field in fourth and sixth and converted into a pass to tight end Jake Ferguson, but the Badgers burned a timeout after a false start to get into play.
UW coach Paul Krist said that Special Teams Coordinator Chris Hering is usually in charge of sending to the squad, but that he is the coach to make the decisions.
“You should never have even thought about a punt,” said Krist. “I didn’t cope with it, categorically. … Everything goes through me, so it was my fault. “