No. 5 LSU could never really get it going against Wisconsin and it resulted in a 16-14 Badgers victory over the Tigers on Saturday at Lambeau Field.
Running back Leonard Fournette got it going in the second half and helped the Tigers put up two straight scores on the Badgers in the third quarter. He would finish with 138 rushing yards, but no touchdowns.
But a late field goal from Wisconsin and a game-sealing interception off LSU quarterback Brandon Harris sealed the upset for the Badgers.
Wisconsin quarterback Bart Houston, ironically named after Green Bay Packers great Bart Starr, didn’t have the greatest game ever. But he kept the Badgers in the game long enough to hold off LSU. He was 19-for-31 passing with 205 yards and two interceptions.
His counterpart, Harris, was 12-for-21 with 131 yards, a touchdown pass and two interceptions.
The shaky start for LSU puts more pressure on Les Miles to go out and dominate the rest of the season. The Tigers cannot afford to lose in order to make the College Football Playoff.