Badger Blueprint: Focusing on execution and limiting mistakes after loss to Penn State

This is not the way the Wisconsin Badgers wanted to start the 2021 football season.

After dominating Penn State in yards and time of possession, mistakes and a lack of execution ended up costing the Badgers their season-opening Top 25 matchup against the Nittany Lions.

Jim Polzin: Offense, coaching get failing grades in loss to Penn State

In this week’s Badger Blueprint, News 3 Now sports director Zach Hanley and Wisconsin State Journal columnist Jim Polzin break down what went wrong in Week 1 — including the struggles of quarterback Graham Mertz.

Jim Polzin: It’s time for Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz to start delivering on his potential

It wasn’t all bad, though: they also cover a big debut from running back Chez Mellusi, and how starting the year against Penn State may help the Badgers prepare for Eastern Michigan this weekend.

You can watch the Badger Blueprint above and every Wednesday night during News 3 Now at Ten.