So, the Chicago Bears still need a kicker. They may want to add this guy to the top of their Christmas Wish List.
In the fine, thin dairy air of Madison, Wisconsin (elevation of 873 feet) on a cold & brisk day in November, Wisconsin Badgers kicker Zach Hintze (who normally handles kickoffs) was brought into the game to try and extend the Badger lead on the Purdue Boilermakers.
He just snuck it in. Wisconsin walks into halftime holding a touchdown lead on the Boilermakers, 24-17. If Wisconsin wins, it sets up a huge showdown next Saturday from Minneapolis where the Gophers & Badgers could duke it out for the Big Ten West and a shot at the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Big Ten Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium from Indianapolis.