Badgers wide receiver Markus Allen enters transfer portal

MADISON, Wis. — A third Badger football player is set to leave the team following Paul Chryst’s firing.

Wide receiver Markus Allen announced Sunday that he entered the transfer portal. Allen appeared in four games for Wisconsin this season, scoring a touchdown and averaging 13 receiving yards per game.

In a message on social media, Allen thanked the Badger coaching staff and his teammates. He did not specifically cite Chryst’s ouster as the reason for his departure.

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Allen is the third Badger to leave the team since Chryst was let go. Quarterback Deacon Hill announced last week that he would leave. Offensive lineman Logan Brown also announced he would be transferring, however interim head coach Jim Leonhard later clarified that Brown was dismissed from the team because of an internal incident.

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The Badgers’ bowl game hopes are hanging in the balance after Saturday’s loss to Michigan State in double overtime. The team’s record sits at 3-4 with just five games remaining.

Wisconsin will look to get back on track this Saturday when they host the Purdue Boilermakers. Purdue sits in second in the Big Ten West, riding a four-game winning streak. It’s the Homecoming game for the Badgers, and kickoff is at 2:30 p.m.