Conference pride is definitely something that’s prominent in the game of college football these days. Despite some heated rivalries within the conferences, they also want to see others do well when they play a big opponent outside of the home to start the season–much like the Wisconsin Badgers did this past Saturday when they went down to Texas to take on LSU of the SEC.
The Badgers nearly pulled off one of the biggest upsets for the Big Ten, but they squandered a 24-7 lead to ultimately lose, 28-24.
Throughout it all though, with that Big Ten pride, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was rooting along Gary Andersen and the Badgers the entire way through.
“For the Big Ten it is big. I know Michigan State goes to Oregon, and our rivals go against Notre Dame. I was really pulling for Wisconsin last week, I fell asleep watching it, but I thought Wisconsin played their hearts out. I know everyone is pulling for the Big Ten.”
Some people are against the whole conference pride deal, but the fact of the matter is that’s what college football has slowly morphed into. It’s not just a game of who the best team is anymore, rather who has the best collection of teams in their conference.
With that being said: YOU HAD ONE JOB, WISCONSIN!