Wisconsin destroyed Illinois to the tune of Friday night.
After more than a year of nonstop hype, Graham Mertz finally made his debut at quarterback for Wisconsin, and he balled out. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
The redshirt freshman tossed five touchdowns, no interceptions and absolutely obliterated the Fighting Illini.
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How much does it hurt, folks? How much does it hurt our critics to admit I was correct the entire time? Feed me the tears.
Everyone wrote us off when I said that Graham Mertz was the real deal. Nobody wanted to believe a redshirt freshman could set the conference on fire.
Now, after his first career start, it’s crystal clear that I was 100% correct from the jump. The Graham Mertz era has arrived and I couldn’t be more excited.
Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz is going OFF in his first career start ????
— Bleacher Report CFB (@BR_CFB) October 24, 2020
I hope you’re all ready for what comes next the rest of the season because Wisconsin is here to stay with Graham Mertz leading the way.
I told you all that we were in for a huge season, nobody listened and I was proven right. Welcome to Wisconsin football.
✅ First B1G TD of 2020
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 24, 2020