BOULDER, Colo. – Wisconsin was a bit disappointed to narrowly miss out on a spot in the Big Ten Universities title game when it fell to Indiana, 20-13, in the final week of the regular season. Any lingering frustration from the seven-point loss to the Hoosiers was used to fuel a productive week of training, as the Badgers had their best performance of the season in last week’s 84-0 manhandling of Michigan.
The Wolverines were never even allowed an opportunity to hang with a determined Wisconsin side thanks to D1A Rugby Player of the Week Tyler Crass and his back-to-back tries in the game’s opening 15 minutes.
“Tyler ran the offense, made opportunities for himself and his teammates, and tackled Michigan’s big centers well,” recalled Wisconsin Head Coach Nic Tyson. “He has been leading the team offensively all season, and he’s been one of the best players in the conference.”
Crass’ pair of tries were his seventh and eighth of the season, giving the junior Forest Science major one more than his brother and Badger eight man Hunter on the season.