#18 Wisconsin and Minnesota Battle For The Axe (Game Preview)

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Saturday, the #18 Wisconsin Badgers (7-2, 3-2) and Minnesota Golden Gophers (2-7, 1-4) will meet for the 121st time which ranks as the most-played rivalry in FBS history.

In the last decade, the Badgers have been in full control of Paul Bunyan’s Axe as they go into the latest installment of the series winning the last seven games, including thee of them on the road in Minneapolis.

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How Many Points This Year? Indiana vs. #4 Wisconsin (Game Preview)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barring the most miraculous upset of all-time, the Indiana Hoosiers (1-5) have no shot at winning at Camp Randall against the #4 Wisconsin Badgers (5-0). With the outcome basically decided, the only question left is how many points can the Badgers score or how many push-ups will Bucky have to do, how ever you want to look at it.

Last year, it was an astonishing 83 points (or 573 push-ups), the most-ever against an Indiana football team. With an even better offense led by Heisman Candidate Russell Wilson (@RussellManiaXVI) and a Hoosiers defense ranked close to last in the Big Ten (421.5 yards per game), the possibilities are really endless.

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Battle for the Best in the Midwest; #8 Nebraska vs. #7 Wisconsin (Game Preview)

For the first time since 1962 (#3 Wisconsin vs. #5 Minnesota), two top-ten teams will face-off at Camp Randall Stadium. The highly anticipated game between the #7 Wisconsin Badgers (4-0) and #8 Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-0) will be under the lights as the prime-time game on ABC with the help of ESPN College GameDay.

The battle for the Best in the Midwest contains more story lines than As The World Turns, and just might have as many followers as the popular soap opera. Nebraska fans are on a mission to scoop up as many tickets as they can to watch their favorite team in their Big Ten debut while the Badgers fans try to embrace a team who just might have a shot at a national title.

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South Dakota, Not Your Typical FCS Foe for #6/#7 Wisconsin (Game Preview)


For the sixth straight season the #6/#7 Wisconsin Badgers (3-0) will face off with a college football team from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Last season’s FCS foe, Austin Peay, proved to be a walk-in-the-park as the Badgers thrashed the Governors in a 70-3 victory.

This time around, the Badgers welcome in the South Dakota Coyotes (2-1) for one last tune-up before the HUGE conference opener against Nebraska. Albeit a shared FCS designation, this South Dakota team is no Austin Peay and should prove a slightly tougher test for this year’s team.

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Russell Wilson Gives Badgers New Dimension to Already Powerful Offense

Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week following his league debut with the Badgers, in which he completed 10 of 13 passes for 255 yards and a pair of touchdowns while running for 62 yards and another score- an exciting 46 yard scramble.

So this is what Russell-Mania feels like? In the season-opening 51-17 home blowout of UNLV, Wilson’s performance truly lived up to the preseason hype.

The North Carolina State transfer (where he was all ACC second team) became just the second UW quarterback to throw for 250 yards and rush for at least 50 yards in the same game — and the first Badgers signal caller to do so since 1979.

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Game Preview: Oregon State at #8/#9 Wisconsin


Saturday’s match-up between the Big Ten’s #8/#9 Wisconsin Badgers (1-0) and the Pac 12’s Oregon State Beavers (0-1) contains a team riding high and one riding very low.

The Badgers offense looked electric in a 51-17 win over the UNLV Rebels while the Beavers fell victim to one of those FCS Schools. To make matters worse, the 29-28 loss to Sacramento State occurred in Corvallis, in front of all the Beavers fans.

Even though Oregon State starts a handful of true freshman and are dealing with some banged up players, the Badgers can’t look past a Beavers team who wants nothing more than some redemption.
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