Indianapolis, Ind(WSAU) The Wisconsin football team takes a four-game winning streak into the Big Ten Championship contest tomorrow night in Indianapolis against Michigan State. Safety Aaron Henry said his fellow Badgers found new inspiration after a players-only meeting which followed their October 29th loss at Ohio State. It was their second straight loss, and it knocked them out of contention for a possible national title game. Henry and quarterback Russell Wilson organized the meeting – and Henry said it was instrumental in turning the Badgers around. The senior Henry said the coaches can do all they want, but the impetus eventually has to come from the players – and they showed resolve after being reminded that their two straight losses were not the end of their season.
Wisconsin responded by whipping Purdue by 45 points, Minnesota by 29, Illinois by 11, and Penn State by 38. Both teams are 10-and-2 overall going into tomorrow night’s match. Badgers’ center Peter Konz, who has missed the last two games with a dislocated ankle, will travel with the team to Indianapolis. He hopes to play, but his status will be determined after a practice today at the game site at Lucas Oil Stadium.