Wisconsin Dominates Massachusetts, 45-0

BananaStock(MADISON, Wis.) -- The 23d-ranked Wisconsin Badgers can only hope the rest of their season goes like their season-opener did as they put defeated Massachusetts 45-0.

New Badgers head coach Gary Andersen had to be happy with what he saw from his team on Saturday.

While sophomore quarterback Joel Stave completed just 9 of 17 passes for 197 yards with two touchdowns, its was the running game that carried them.

Melvin Gordon ran for 144 yards and a touchdown on just 13 carries, while James White ran for 143 yards on 11 caries while also scoring a touchdown.

"Today was the first game," Andersen said. "It was sort of special to me and will be forever."

It was a rough day for Massachusetts all around. Quarterback Mike Wegzyn complete just 9 of 23 passes for 73 yards and a touchdown.

Meanwhile, running back Stacey Bedell had 70 yards rushing on 19 carries.

Andersen is taking over for Bret Bielema. He coached the team from 2006-2012, but left to become the head coach at Arkansas.

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