While Wisconsin and Iowa will both try to establish their passing attack, this rivalry will likely be decided at the line of scrimmage. Both teams boast some of the best — and biggest — offensive and defensive lines in the nation. By controlling the line of scrimmage on offense, the Badgers can set the tone for the game.
Wisconsin's football team will get to answer the call with their first road trip of the season as they open their Big Ten schedule against the Iowa Hawkeyes under the lights at Kinnick Stadium in the battle for the Heartland Trophy and a head start in the race for the Big Ten West.
For each Big Ten game this season, The Daily Cardinal is reaching out to our campus counterparts around the league to get the lowdown on the Badgers’ opponents.
In Wisconsin’s shocking 24-21 loss to BYU, the Badgers gotten beaten by their own usual strengths: offensive and defensive line play, fundamentals and great discipline.
For some Badgers fans, a surprise loss to Brigham Young University was made worse by an emergency stint in an onsite medical cooling facility, after they spent an afternoon watching the second hottest game ever played at Camp Randall Stadium.
After playing close to perfect last season in a win 40-6 against BYU in Provo, Utah, the Wisconsin Badgers were far from perfect Saturday afternoon.
BYU’s entire bench dancing to Camp Randall’s famous “Jump Around” encapsulated a day on which the Cougars thoroughly dominated Wisconsin, ultimately defeating the No. 6-ranked Badgers 24-21, handing UW its first loss of the year.
Coming off an impressive performance against the University of New Mexico Lobos, the No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers (0-0 Big Ten, 2-0 overall) welcome the BYU Cougars (0-0 Independent, 1-1 overall) into Camp Randall Saturday afternoon.
Left, right, left, right, left, right, thud, whistle, “Carry by Taiwan Deal for two yards to the 50.
When Wisconsin suspended wideout Quintez Cephus indefinitely on August 20, it rid the team of one of its brightest talents. However, the school also sent a message of solidarity to survivors of sexual assault, and acted swiftly against any potential misconduct that may have occurred.
It took longer than they would have liked, but the No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers (0-0 Big Ten, 2-0 overall) cruised to a 45-14 victory over the New Mexico Lobos. Once again, it was Wisconsin’s defense that lead the way.
Coming off a rusty but successful performance against Western Kentucky, the No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers (0-0 Big Ten, 2-0 overall) overcame first half struggles to come away with a 45-14 home win against the New Mexico Lobos (0-0 Mountain West, 1-1 overall) on Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall.
Wisconsin: Protect the quarterback While quarterback Alex Hornibrook shone against Western Kentucky, passing for 257 yards and two touchdowns, the redshirt junior suffered three sacks on the night.
"Nobody Cares, Work Harder:" As UW's underdog status fades with success, players still focused on fieldBy Sebastian van Bastelaer | Sep. 7, 2018
The Wisconsin football program has thrived on an underdog mentality for years. Each season, the first Associated Press poll is released, and Badgers fans are crestfallen, finding their team far lower than anticipated.
After opening 2018 with a 62-30 win over FCS Incarnate Word, the New Mexico Lobos football team comes into Camp Randall facing a vastly greater challenge Looking back at the 2017 season, New Mexico began on a decent note with three wins and two losses during the month of September, but soon after they fell into a downward spiral, ending the season with seven straight losses.
Wisconsin’s wide receiver depth, viewed as a considerable strength following the group’s strong performance down the stretch in 2017, recently took a hit when starters Quintez Cephus and Danny Davis were implicated in reports of a sexual assault in the spring.
The Badgers defense features seven new starters this year, three in the secondary alone. Of those new faces, Scott Nelson is the player to keep an eye on as the year progresses.
Football Last Season 2017 was by almost all measures the most successful season in program history, but its ending also left many Badger fans wanting more.
It wasn’t always pretty, but the Badgers offense showed flashes of what it is capable of, while their new-look defense impressed in Wisconsin’s 34-3 win over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.