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Badgers’ stingy defense ready for Buckeyes’ potent offense

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Ohio State annually ranks among the nation’s highest-scoring teams. Wisconsin traditionally has one of the stingiest defenses in the land.

Yet these two Big Ten programs don’t get to play each other every year because they’re in different divisions. They last faced off in 2019, when Ohio State beat Wisconsin 38-7 in the regular season and 34-21 in the Big Ten championship game.

The wait makes the members of Ohio State’s offense and Wisconsin’s defense that much more eager for Saturday’s strength-versus-strength matchup as the third-ranked Buckeyes (3-0) host the Badgers (2-1).

”Just being able to compete against some of the best football players in the country, that’s all you can ask for,” Wisconsin outside linebacker Nick Herbig said.

Ohio State is gaining 565.3 yards per game this season to lead all Football Bowl Subdivision t eams and is averaging 47.7 points, good for 10th nationally. The Buckeyes ranked first in scoring in 2021, 11th in 2020, third in 2019 and eighth in 2018.

Wisconsin is allowing 8 points per game to rank eighth in scoring defense a fter giving up the fewest yards per game and yards per play of any FBS team last season.

The Badgers annually have produced exceptional defenses ever since 10-year NFL veteran safety Jim Leonhard took over as coordinator in 2017. No wonder Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud is spending this week studying film of Leonhard’s defenses from as far back as he can find while trying to spot any tendencies.

”Previous years we’ve played them and previous years other teams have played them, I’ll probably go deep into that and try to see what I can find,” said Stroud, who has thrown 11 touchdown passes without an interception.

The matchup between Leonhard and Ohio State coach Ryan Day, one of the game’s brightest minds on offense, should be a strategist’s…


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Publish date : 2022-09-21 20:21:29

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