The Wisconsin Badgers will face the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday for another college football matchup, and former Badgers quarterback Deacon Hill will be the starting quarterback for Iowa. Hill was on the 2021 roster as a freshman.
Hill was behind Graham Mertz, Chase Wolf, and Danny Vanden Boom on the depth chart at that time. He was making throws during practice and had tons of potential to be a very good quarterback for the Wisconsin Badgers football program. After December 2021, he was in the transfer portal 10 months later.
Badgers wide receiver Chimere Dike said then to the media about Deacon Hill:
“His pure arm talent is pretty incredible, honestly. Some of the throws he make are ridiculous.”
Hill has only completed 37.5% of his passes so far this season for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He has thrown for 274 yards passing, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Iowa will need for him to be much better on Saturday in a huge road game against his former football program, the Badgers.
The Big 10 West is very unpredictable, and this game can go either way.
Iowa Quarterback Deacon Hill Needs To Be Large Against the Wisconsin Badgers
Hill will need to have a good game in order to have a chance against the Badgers. The Hawkeyes’ record on the year is 5-1 overall, and the Badgers’ record on the year is 4-1. This game is going to potentially go a long way in deciding the BIG10 Western Division to get to the conference championship game in the first weekend of December.
Deacon Hill made his first career collegiate start against the Purdue Boilermakers this past Saturday and he completed 6-of-21 passes for 110 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Those numbers can not be acceptable for him in the long run. He is a 6’3″ quarterback who weighs 258 lbs and is a redshirt sophomore.
It would be some story if Deacon Hill came into Madison, Wisconsin, and took down his former college football program on Saturday afternoon on the road. They can very well win this football game in spite of him, not necessarily because of him. There will be a lot of Badgers fans’ heads rolling this weekend if they can’t win a game with a quarterback who struggles to complete passes.