ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Members of the University of Wisconsin football team weren’t shy this offseason about revealing their goal of making the College Football Playoff. After flirting with that accomplishment the past two years, the Badgers — along with many outside the program — believed 2018 could be their time for a breakthrough. Saturday’s 38-13 loss at Michigan, paired with UW’s shocking defeat to BYU a month ago, crushed any hope of fulfilling those
Lost among Alex Hornibrook’s third-quarter interception, Rafael Gaglianone’s miss in the final minute and a final result that may have crushed the University of Wisconsin’s playoff hopes was one of the few Badgers players who enjoyed a milestone day in Saturday’s 24-21 loss to BYU. Running back Taiwan Deal, who missed 22 games over the past two seasons with ankle injuries, scored twice -- his first times reaching the end zone since his redshirt freshman season in 2015.