Wisconsin is 1-1 after defeating the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks 58-0 in the Badgers' home opener last weekend. Joel Stave threw for three touchdowns while the running game produced 188 rushing yards, led by 112 from Dare Ogunbowale. Defensively, the Badgers limited the RedHawks to 157 yards -- including minus-3 on the ground -- while pitching the shutout.
That was obviously enough to wash off the stench of the Week 1 loss to Alabama, and now Wisconsin gets to move on with non-conference play with yet another multiple-touchdown spread coming up. Bovada has Wisconsin has a 35-point favorite, so that pretty much sums up this matchup.
For more on Troy, check out Andrew Rosin's preview.
The Trojans play a fast-paced offense and sophomore quarterback Brandon Silvers has had plenty of success through the air. He's completed a career 70.5 percent of his passes and holds a 14-to-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Silvers also completed at least 15 passes to seven different receivers last season, and this year it looks like seniors Teddy Ruben and Bryan Holmes will be tasked to carry the receiving load. If Wisconsin's secondary plays to its talent level, odds suggest Silvers will face pressure and his 29-quarter interception streak will be in danger.
Senior running back Brandon Burks is also dangerous with the ball in his hands when he's in space. He's had one career game where he rushed more than 20 times and has six career hundred-yard rushing performances. He also has soft hands and is a definite threat to make something happen out of the backfield if the Badgers don't get to Silvers with their pressure. Troy does, however, have three offensive linemen with minimal starting experience. There is hay to be made on the defensive trenches.
For Troy defensively, to put it flatly, the Trojans were eminently gashable last season. They ranked 112th in total defense on a per-play basis, and with the offense they run, they're going to get a lot of plays.
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Troy Trojans vs. Wisconsin Badgers | Saturday, Sept. 19 | 3:30 p.m. ET | Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wis.
Live stream: The game can be live streamed on BTN2Go.
Mobile: BTN2Go has a mobile app for iOS and Android phones.
TV crew: Matt Devlin, J. Lehman, Jay Wilson
Radio: Badger Sports Network; Satellite: Sirius 158, XM 203; Mobile: iHeartRadio app (WIBA)
Odds: Wisconsin -35, 59 o/u