Editorial

Wisconsin Pulverizes Illinois 45-7 Behind The Arm Of Graham Mertz

Oct 23, 2020; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz (5) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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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.

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.