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No longer a fan of Wisconsin
Two months ago, Colin Cowherd was telling everyone that Wisconsin had surpassed Notre Dame as a football program. On Wednesday, the FOX sports personality said the Badgers have turned into the new Iowa of college football with their poor nonconference schedule.
Wisconsin rolls Northern Iowa
It was just an exhibition game, but the new look Badgers beat Northern Iowa easily Wednesday night 69-38. In his first action as a college player, freshman Kobe King led the way for Wisconsin with 15 points. But what got everyone talking was junior center Ethan Happ taking — and making — the first 3-pointer of his career.
Earlier in the day, the preseason AP Top 25 was released and the Badgers weren’t among the teams ranked for the first time since 2010.
Badgers keep the focus on Indiana
Defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard was aware the Badgers came in at No. 9 in the first College Football Playoff rankings, but he couldn’t care less about it and neither could his players. As Leonhard said, “Go undefeated and then let [the selection committee] fight about it.”
Wisconsin fan mailbag
Jesse Temple opens up the mailbag to answer questions on whether the Badgers could really miss the playoff at 13-0, his favorite players to watch and potentially shaking up the offensive playbook.
On the recruiting trail
With its 2018 class already put to bed, Wisconsin is putting a lot of focus on 2019 and 2020. Here are three things the Badgers need to accomplish on the recruiting trail in November.
More action coming for Chikwe Obasih
Following a six-game absence because of a left knee injury, senior defensive lineman Chikwe Obasih got just three snaps against Illinois. But the Badgers are hoping and expecting to get the veteran more time this Saturday against Indiana, according to Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The time Wisconsin put 83 on Indiana
You’re not supposed to score 83 points in a football game, but that’s exactly what the Badgers did in 2010 against Indiana. The folks over at Crimson Quarry take an entertaining — for Wisconsin fans — look back at that game and try to figure out why it happened.
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