College football is back, and there is considerable hype for the No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers. Friday night, their season begins as they take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.
Wisconsin faces some questions on defense with the loss of seven starters, but there is some unproven talent that has the opportunity to make an impact early in 2018.
WKU enters its second season under Mike Sanford but without last year’s starting quarterback, Mike White. Can the Hilltoppers improve upon their 6–6 record from a year ago?
Here are the TV/radio/streaming options for the game, as well as the Wisconsin players and positions to watch.
When and where is the game?
Wisconsin and Western Kentucky will kick off at 8 p.m. CT at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
How can I watch?
The game will be broadcast on ESPN, with Jason Benetti assigned to play-by-play duties, Kelly Stouffer as the analyst, and Olivia Dekker reporting from the sideline.
How can I stream the game online?
Via WatchESPN.com and the ESPN mobile app (iOS/Android).
How can I listen to it on the radio?
On the Badgers Sports Network, where you’ll find the usual team of Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas, Mark Tauscher, and Patrick Herb. Head to BadgerSportsNetwork.com to find it. You can also listen on iHeartRadio (iOS/Android/desktop) by searching “WIBA.”
Find us on Friday!
B5Q writers will be downtown early to take in the sights and sounds of Wisconsin tailgating. Ping us on Twitter (@B5Q, @JakeKocoB5Q, @RieseDraft) and we’ll pop over to say hi, talk Badgers, and get you on our Instagram page!
Mike Fiammetta: Wisconsin 34, Western Kentucky 17
Jake Kocorowski: Wisconsin 51, Western Kentucky 13
Owen Riese: Wisconsin 48, Western Kentucky 3
Bob Wiedenhoeft: Wisconsin 52, Western Kentucky 17
Jon Beidelschies: Wisconsin 42, Western Kentucky 14
Kevin O’Connell: Wisconsin 44, Western Kentucky 17
Tyler Hunt: Wisconsin 42, Western Kentucky 10
Drew Hamm: Wisconsin 40, Western Kentucky 0.69