Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus done for year; UCF coach Scott Frost feels bad for Badgers

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Quintez Cephus done for the year

Wisconsin finally delivered the bad news most had been expecting since last Saturday. Sophomore wide receiver Quintez Cephus will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his right leg. He took to Twitter to express his gratitude for those around him and offer support to his teammates.

Also, here’s the full injury report in advance of the Badgers matchup with Iowa on Saturday.

UCF’s Scott Frost sad for Wisconsin

Whether it’s because his team is unbeaten with a questionable schedule, just like Wisconsin, or for some other reason, Central Florida coach Scott Frost feels bad that the Badgers failed to make much of an impression in this week’s College Football Playoff rankings.

Big recruiting weekend

In his latest recruiting notebook, Jesse Temple previews what will be a big weekend for football recruiting, and takes a look at the two players coach Greg Gard and the Badgers basketball team signed this week in the Class of 2018.

Wisconsin’s fabulous freshmen

From Varsity Magazine, a story on three true freshmen — basketball’s Kobe King, volleyball’s Dana Rettke and football’s Jonathan Taylor — who have burst onto the scene in their first few months at Wisconsin.

Rafael Gaglianone a luxury

College kickers are not all created equal. Just ask Washington about that, as its kicking woes against Arizona State last month might have cost the Huskies a berth in the College Football Playoff. Wisconsin, though, has junior Rafael Gaglianone, who has proven to be a luxury for the Badgers, writes Temple.

Alex Hornibrook needs to avoid the big mistake

Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook has thrown an interception in every Big Ten game so far this season, and Iowa is coming off a game in which it picked off 4 passes by Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett. For the Badgers to get to 10-0 on the year, Hornibrook can’t afford to make the same mistakes the Buckeyes did, according to Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Nick Nelson: All-American?

Junior Nick Nelson has been every bit as good as those around the program thought he would be when he was sitting out last year due to NCAA transfer rules. Though he doesn’t have an interception, the Wisconsin cornerback is third in the country in passes defended, which is one reason Pro Football Focus has him on All-American watch through the first 10 weeks.

Shaq deserves an Oscar for Kazaam

Senior Alec James is tearing up opposing offensive lines this season, but it’s the defensive lineman’s love for Shaquille O’Neal and the movie Kazaam that raised eyebrows when he joined the Big Ten Network on Thursday.

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