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Badgers Stout Despite Borland's Absence


Iowa City, IA (WQOW) -- The Heartland Trophy will remain in Madison for at least another year after the Wisconsin football team downs Iowa 28-9 on Saturday. Despite their efforts, the Badgers remain 24th in the BCS Standings.

The team was able to get the win without its best defensive player. Chris Borland was forced to sit out the game with a hamstring injury. His replacement, Marcus Trotter, played well in leading the team with nine tackles. Borland warmed up before the game and says he is close to returning, just not close enough.

"Chris has gone through this before and he understands himself. He came up to the trainers and said coach if I open up I think I might have a problem. So that ended it right there. We need to get him back to where he needs to be," says coach Gary Andersen.

Borland adds: "I would have loved to play, but it just wasn't in the cards. It wasn't healthy yet. So, it felt okay in warm ups, it just didn't feel great. I think it will continue to feel better and I'll be ready to go by BYU."




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