Wisconsin freshman running back Braelon Allen put together a career performance today during the Badgers 35-7 win over the Northwestern Wildcats.
He finished the contest with a career-high 25 carries, career-high 3 touchdowns, 173 yards on the ground (so now six straight 100-yard games) and some SportsCenter Top 10-level explosive runs.
He seems to get better by the week, running more and more patient, explosive and decisive. The success of the offensive line has played a big role in the freshman’s emergence, though days like today also gave us numerous examples of how tough he is to bring down.
As today’s game went on, it was clear Northwestern had no business tackling Allen. Even in moments when the Wildcat defense had the freshman bottled up, Allen bounced off tackles on his way to productive gains.
Allen said after the