The No. 23 Wisconsin Badgers will look to start their first winning streak of the season at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday against the Troy Trojans without their star running back for the second consecutive week. Per UWBadgers.com's Mike Lucas, junior Corey Clement will be held out yet again due to that lingering left groin injury that's limited him so far in the 2015 season.
That leaves redshirt junior Dare Ogunbowale and Taiwan Deal to shoulder the load in the running game. Though the Badgers were hampered severely against Alabama two weeks ago, they took a step forward last week against Miami (Ohio) with 188 yards rushing in the 58-0 blowout victory. Ogunbowale, a converted cornerback and former walk-on, rushed for 112 yards -- including a 35-yard touchdown run in the third quarter where the Badgers gained 98 yards on the ground.
Deal scored two touchdowns on the ground as well last week against the RedHawks and provided some tough 3rd-and-short runs for the Badgers.
On the offensive line, Lucas also reported redshirt freshman Micah Kapoi will get the start at right guard for Wisconsin in place of Walker Wililams, who's dealing with an ankle injury. Kapoi rotated in with Williams at that right guard position during the victory last week.
The move also means redshirt sophomore Hayden Biegel could see the majority of the snaps at right tackle, as Williams rotated in with Biegel at that spot against Miami. Lucas noted another redshirt freshman, Jacob Maxwell, will get some looks at right tackle in a combination with Biegel due to Williams' injury.