After going through the first nine games of the Wisconsin Football schedule, today I conclude my game by game predictions. Right now, I have the Badgers at 7-2. There was a mini losing streak I have this team at. However, after a convincing win against Indiana, how do I see Wisconsin ending the regular season?
The final three games on the Badger’s schedule is home against Northwestern, Nebraska, and at Minnesota. The Ax game with the Golden Gophers is always a a tough game especially since Wisconsin has lost the last two games in this series.
November 11- Wisconsin Football vs Northwestern
I don’t see this being an issue for the Badgers. It’s going to be a long season in Evanston for the Wildcats. After the firing of Pat Fitzgerald after allegation of hazing within the program, a number of players left the program.
Talent was an issue even before the allegations came out. This game should be over by halftime. Northwestern does play the Badgers tough, but for this Wisconsin Football team, I don’t see an upset here.
Wisconsin wins. Record: 8-2
November 18- Wisconsin Football vs Nebraska
This should be an interesting home season finale. There is more hype around the Nebraska program after the hiring of new head coach Matt Rhule. There is also a new quarterback in Jeff Sims after Casey Thompson transferred to Florida Atlantic.
There will always be hope and optimism from Husker fans. The national media will buy into it as well. While I do like what Nebraska did, I think they are still a year or two away. I like the Badgers in this game but I do think it will be a one score game.
Wisconsin wins. Record: 9-2
November 25- Wisconsin Football at Minnesota
After the Iowa game, this is the most important game on the Wisconsin Football schedule. It’s always been the most important game on Minnesota’s schedule. The Golden Gophers have also won the last two games in this series. Wisconsin has also not played well in these games too.
I think this is a game that will come down to quarterback play. Minnesota’s defense is above average and I believe they will make it tough on the Badgers offense. However, I think Minnesota has to run the ball to be successful. With the departure of Mo Ibrahim, quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis will have make plays to not only win this game but other games.
At the end of the day, I think Wisconsin goes on the road and gets it done. Luke Fickell has emphasized the importance of this game. There are enough players on this roster from the last two seasons that want to get the taste out of their mouths as well.
Wisconsin wins. Record: 10-2
Big Ten Championship: Wisconsin Football vs Michigan
With the win over Minnesota, I have the Badgers winning the Big Ten West and playing for the Big Ten Championship. It will be a tall task to go against the Michigan Wolverines. Michigan is deep and talented at all three phases. There is a reason they are one of the best teams in the country.
Quarterback J.J. McCarthy is a handful both with his arm and legs. The running back duo of Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards will be tough on the Wisconsin defense.
Can this Wisconsin Football pull off the upset? Yes I think they can. However, it’s too much offense and the Michigan defense will likely force some turnovers too. I think Wisconsin falls in the title game.
Wisconsin loses. Record: 10-3
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