Top 5 Plays of the Week: Wisconsin vs. Mexico State

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  1. Ricardo Hallman’s interception

Redshirt freshman cornerback Ricardo Hallman had a one-handed interception during the first quarter. This was his first career interception. He was in man coverage and was able to strip the ball from New Mexico State’s receiver’s hands. Top play and individual effort of the game.

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2. Keontez Lewis’ first career touchdown reception

Three minutes into the second quarter, Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz throws a line drive to Lewis for an 18-yard touchdown. This was a career first for him.

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3. Braelon Allen, in general

So far, he’s rushed for 17 touchdowns in his first 14 games. In only his third carry of the game, Allen jump cut through a crowd of Aggie defenders. Thanks to great offensive line blocks, he rushed into the endzone on the play. He had three rushing touchdowns on the day.

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4. Skyler Bell’s two touchdowns

Mertz and wide receiver Skyler Bell were the dynamic duo of the game. Bell’s first touchdown was midway through the third quarter. Mertz found Bell in an open zone, and Bell made a quick stagger movement to find his way into the endzone. With about six minutes left in the third quarter, Mertz threw a perfect pass to Bell on the left sideline. Even with coverage, Bell was able to get both feet in the corner of the endzone.

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5. Maema Njongmeta’s interception

The right guy at the right time. New Mexico State quarterback Gavin Frakes’ throw bounced off their running back’s facemask. Linebacker Maema Njongmeta caught the ball and set the Badgers up for a two-yard touchdown.

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