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Former Wisconsin Player Says Badgers Watched HS Film To Prepare For Cardale Jones

The Badgers had no idea what to expect from the quarterback.

The 2014 Big Ten Championship Game remains one of the most-surprising games in college football's recent history.

Ohio State, led by first-game starter Cardale Jones, shellacked Wisconsin, 59-0, on way to the College Football Playoff and national title.

Jones, then the Buckeyes' third-string quarterback playing in place of an injured J.T. Barrett and Braxton Miller, had his way with the Badgers. He threw for 257 yards and 3 touchdowns and was named the game's MVP.

A former Wisconsin player told Reddit CFB that the Badgers had no idea what to expect from Jones. They had basically no tape on him so they were forced to watch Jones' high school tape.

Cardale had literally a single throw on film before this game. We watched his high school shit to try and get ready.

The former Wisconsin player had commented on the game in previous posts, too.

In a more descriptive sense, we had no idea who the fuck Cardale Jones was. There was literally 1 snap of him throwing the ball at Ohio State. We watched film of him in high school so the DBs could get used to his throwing motion.

Once the game started, and we realized just how fucking far he could throw, and that Smith was faster than our entire secondary, I knew we were fucked. He could take the top off, force our safeties back and open up lanes the size of a dump truck for Zeke to run through.

This former Wisconsin player says he "never played a regular season game in the NFL but I did play in college at Wisconsin" and that he's 6 foot 8 and 315 pounds.