UNLV Falls To No. 11 Wisconsin In Season Opener, 51-17
New starting quarterback Caleb Herring has two second-half touchdown passes
Sept. 1, 2011
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes and ran for another in his Wisconsin debut and Montee Ball scored four times to lead the 11th-ranked Badgers over UNLV 51-17 on Thursday night.
UNLV, showed some of jitters that coach Bobby Hauck's squads have struggled with.
New starting quarterback Caleb Herring was a notable exception with two second-half touchdown passes that cut the lead to 51-17 in the fourth. He kept plays alive with his feet and showed poise under relentless pressure, but didn't have many options and finished 18 of 27 for 146 yards.