Granted, it wasn't against Ohio State, Alabama or LSU.
Still, Wisconsin's win in its opener was no less impressive.
Pitching a shutout against UMass was as auspicious debut as head coach Gary Andersen could have hoped for.
The Badgers started slow but took it to the Minutemen for 60 minutes in a 45-0 win at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday.
The difference in feel from the locker room to the field between Andersen and his predecessor, Bret Bielema, is palpable.
Joel Stave, returning to his rightful place at starting QB after a broken collarbone last season, was a so-so 4 for 11 in the passing game but rushed for a four-yard score in the first quarter.
Stave hooked up with the irrepressible Jared Abbrederis for a 65-yard strike with just over a minute gone in the third quarter thereby opening the floodgates.
The two would connect again later in the stanza for 57 yards.
There were two long gainers for scores on the ground as well.
Melvin Gordon ripped off a 70-yarder in the first quarter and James White slithered for 51 yards in the third.
In addition to opening holes for those game-breakers, the O-line kept Stave from having to take his uniform to One Hour Martinizing.
The defense had its way throughout the afternoon with Chris Borland recovering a fumble and freshman CB Sojourn Shelton picking off a pass.
The passing game hasn't been this wide open in recent memory and it looks like Andersen is bent on changing that.
Next up on the non-conference carousel is Tennessee Tech on Saturday, September 7, at Camp Randall which is sporting a new scoreboard and video board for replays.