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Badger defense are ready for Wofford's triple-option offense

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The Wisconsin defense says it will be ready this time, when Wofford uses the triple-option offense against them Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium.

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Coach Mike Ayers say they use 28 different sets, and he promises multiple option plays.

It's the same type of offense Cal Poly used against the Badgers last November, when Wisconsin barely escaped with a 36-35 overtime win.

Cal Poly ran 59 times for 276 yards and three touchdowns in that game and quarterback Jonathan Daily used the triple-option to rush for 118 yards and a score.

This year, Wofford is second nationally among the former Division One Double-A schools with an average of 285 rushing yards a game.

It's not the type of offense Wisconsin sees very often.

But defensive coordinator Dave Doeren said he spent a lot of time studying last year's Cal Poly effort, and the Badger defense worked a lot more on it this week. Wofford will be without its leading rusher tomorrow.

Fullback Eric Breitenstein is out with a knee injury. He has run for 187 yards and three touchdowns in his first two contests.

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