One of the most underrated defensive players in the nation just put his stamp on the record books. Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland not only tackled Minnesota running back David Cobb four yards behind the line of scrimmage, but he forced a fumble on the play as well.
It was the senior’s 14th career forced fumble – tied for the most in Big Ten history.
The play gave the ball back to the Badgers’ dominant running game in the third quarter of what became a dominant, 20-7 win. Minnesota’s only score came on an interception returned for a touchdown. Borland’s defense kept the Gophers’ offense off the board completely.
— Badger Football (@BadgerFootball) November 23, 2013
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) November 24, 2013
After the fact, Minnesota coach Jerry Kill had extremely high praise for Borland.
Kill: “Chris Borland reminds me a lot of Zach Thomas.”
— Joe Perovich (@JoePerovichGI) November 24, 2013
Kill on Wisconsin’s Chris Borland: “Glad he’s graduating. He’s been a good football player.” Kill called him one of best LBs in the nation.
— Marcus R. Fuller (@GophersNow) November 24, 2013