I was at the dual so I'll give my $.02
The Badgers starting 125 lbr, Matt Kelliher, was not in the lineup. He had a great redshirt season last year and I think he lost only two or three times - - once to Colon in the finals of a tourney, and twice at Midlands (where he had the flu).
The 133 match, Tom Kelliher against Wolfensperger, was extremely close and Wolfensperger executed a beautiful takedown for a SV win. Kelliher gave up too early on several takedown attempts early in the match. It could have gone either way.
At 141 Graff was dominant. Lazor had no defense for his slick takedowns, and Graff showed new power on top. Graff has put on extra muscle since his time down at 133.
The 149 match was not as close as the 2-1 score would indicate. Cole Schmitt from UW was in control the entire time and Hiatt stalled and blocked the entire match. In fact, I'm not sure if Hiatt even made a single TD attempt.
Bonin looked fantastic at 157 and I'm surprised the score was only 15-6. UW's York had one TD and I'm surprised he got that.
At 165 Jarrett Jensen for UNI showed a lot of quickness and great fundamentals. He took Frank Cousins from the UW down at will. Cousins usually keeps matches very close so it was surprising to see him lose so handily. I think he lost his composure after Jensen's first TD.
I expected a lot more out of UNI's Cody Caldwell at 174. He looked extremely strong and well conditioned, but the UW's Liegel gave him all he could handle. Liegel is a walk-on and looked undersized compared to Caldwell. I have not seen Caldwell before but I was expecting he'd be more explosive on his feet.
I have no idea how Austin Gelbach from UNI did not beat Dylan Iczkowski from US. Iczkowski sustained a knee injury early in the match and gave up a TD to Gelbach after the injury forced him to just drop to the mat for a Gelbach TD. Somehow, after that Iczkowski wrestled the rest of the match with a gimply leg and was a beast on top, gutting out a 3 - 2 win.
Jackson Hein at 197 for UW completely dominated McBroom. Hein took him down at will and McBroom had no answer from the bottom position. I think Hein will surprise some people this year.
And the highlight to me was watching Medbury beat Krumwiede at 285. Both are RFr and I think Medbury has beaten him twice so far now during their college careers. Medbury is recovering from a cold/flu and you could see his conditioning sucked, but he still had some very nice TD's and was able to easily control him from the top.
To say that if Colon and Loder were in the lineup that UNI would have won the dual is not so easy. If each team had their starters in the lineup I would give the UW 125, 141, 149, 197 and 285, and UNI 133, 157, 165, 174, and 194. So, it would come down to bonus points, IMO.