Big Ten play is here, and Wisconsin starts with a trip to the toughest venue in the conference.
The Badgers and Buckeyes will battle it out in primetime on Saturday night, as Wisconsin looks to beat Ohio State for the first time since 2010.
We tend to be optimistic in our weekly prediction series, but let’s just say the BadgersWire team took a notably different approach this week. Everything has to go perfectly and then some for the Badgers if they want to stay in it on Saturday, and let alone pull off an upset.
How does the BadgersWire team see this one playing out? Here are our predictions:
Dec 7, 2019; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Quintez Cephus (87) makes a catch against Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Cameron Brown (26) during the first half in the 2019 Big Ten Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
When the Wisconsin Badgers (2-1) take on the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, they’ll be searching for their first win against OSU since 2010.
UW has a lifetime winning percentage of 24% against the Buckeyes, their lowest mark against all Big Ten teams – which also doesn’t inspire a ton of confidence for me personally.
For the Badgers to have a chance at victory, they’ll need to play a near-perfect game – while still getting a few breaks along the way. Wisconsin will need to take care of the ball, pressure the opposing quarterback, and execute in the RedZone.
I think Wisconsin, who enters the game as an 18.5-point underdog, will play OSU tough until halftime, but the Buckeye’s high-powered offense will ultimately wear down the Badgers’ defense and cover the spread.
I’d love to be wrong about this, but I don’t see a scenario where the Wisconsin Badgers walk out with a win.
Final score prediction: Ohio State 41,…
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Author : Badgers Wire
Publish date : 2022-09-23 22:49:36
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