@FauxPelini to blame for Wisconsin debacle vs. Ohio State?

Sunday December 7th, 2014

Needing some sort of an explanation for Saturday's, umm, slow start vs. Ohio State, Wisconsin's official Twitter account singled out one familiar subject: @FauxPelini.

Wisconsin was shut out 38-0 by Ohio State in the first half of the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis. The Buckeyes racked up 364 yards to the Badgers' 91, and sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones -- making his first career start -- looked like anything but a rookie. His halftime stat line: 10-of-13 for 211 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions.

Regardless of whether @FauxPelini was really behind Wisconsin's slow start, @UWMadison's tweet was good news for the beloved parody Twitter account. After Nebraska fired Bo Pelini last Sunday, @FauxPelini's future was quickly cast into doubt.

For now, @FauxPelini has stayed busy offering tips for new Nebraska coach Mike Riley. The account was also quick to retweet @UWMadison's tweet on Saturday, lending credence to the whole conspiracy theory thing.

Mike Fiammetta

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