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Batting Down the Hatches
LOS ANGELES – Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, which is why junior defensive lineman Beau Allen doesn't care that Wisconsin's defensive line doesn't have some of the gaudy numbers as No.8 Stanford's defense with its nation-leading 4.32 sacks and 9.23 tackle for loss per game. "It doesn't matter if it looks pretty or not," said Allen, "as long as we're getting wins." Wisconsin's defense – particularly the defensive line led by Allen – has been one of the key ingredients that have helped the Badgers win a third straight Big Ten championship and a third straight Rose Bowl appearance, which will come against the Cardinal Tuesday in Pasadena. In a year where Wisconsin's offensive rhythm has been severely challenged at times, the Badgers have held the ship together by ranking 13th nationally in total defense (320.9 yards per game) and in a tie for 19th nationally in scoring defense (19.1 points per game), having held eight opponents to 1...
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