FOOTBALL Barfknecht: Wisconsin misses chance to make B1G statement

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  • Wisconsin misses chance to make B1G statement

    LSU’s John Diarse gets past Wisconsin cornerback Darius Hillary for a 35-yard touchdown catch in the second half. The 13th-ranked Tigers rallied from a 24-7 deficit to win 28-24.

  • Wisconsin misses chance to make B1G statement

    Wisconsin's Konrad Zagzebski (91) tackles LSU's Kenny Hilliard (27) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Houston. Zagzebski was hurt on the play and taken off the field on a stretcher. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:00 am | Updated: 1:18 am, Sun Aug 31, 2014.

HOUSTON — Here’s what the Big Ten is up against in football, having not played in a national title game since the 2007 season or won one since 2002.

A widely known magazine writer who is a good friend passed by in the press box Saturday night during the Wisconsin-LSU game and jabbed me with, “Oh, so you came to write your conference’s obituary?”

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