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Penn State vs. Wisconsin: Tom Bradley Praises Badgers' Russell Wilson

Wisconsin's offense boasts multiple stars from running back Montee Ball, who has rushed for 1466 yards and 25 touchdowns this season, to wide receivers Nick Toon and Jared Abbrederis, who have both caught for at least 656 yards and are approaching 50 receptions each.

The player that ties all the group together, however, is quarterback Russell Wilson, who has had a stellar season for the Badgers since transferring from N.C. State over the summer.

Through 11 games, Wilson has 73.6% of his passes for 2,506 yards and 26 touchdowns against just three interceptions. Heading into this weekend's de facto Big Ten Leaders Division championship game against Penn State, he sits at the helm of the highest scoring team in the conference at 44.8 points per game.

For that reason, interim Nittany Lion head coach Tom Bradley had some high praise for Wilson at his weekly press conference on Tuesday.

"Wilson...wow," Bradley said. "Anytime you're completing [almost] 80 percent of your passes, 25 touchdowns, three interceptions, he's about as efficient a quarterback as I've seen in a long time. Decision making, excellent. Everything he's done for that football team...obviously his leadership skills have been unquestionable walking in there as a guy from another team and to be able to take that team like he has, he must have tremendous leadership skills."

Bradley's defense, allowing just 13 points per game, will look to slow Wilson and his cavalcade of stars down in Madison at 3:30 on Saturday.

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