The No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers (5-0 overall, 2-0 B1G) will kick off with the Michigan State Spartans (4-2 overall, 1-1 B1G) this afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium. The Spartans got worked over pretty good by Ohio State last weekend, but just about every team in the country could be subbed for them on that one. MSU will be looking for a bounce-back win against their second straight top-10 opponent, while Wisconsin will be attempting to start off 6-0 for the sixth time in the last century.
MSU plays the same style of football that you remember. Their defense is tough and gives no quarter while their offense is...really hit or miss. WR Darrell Stewart should be high on your list of people to be concerned about as he already has 41 catches for 624 yards (15.2 avg.) and 4 TDs on the season.
This should be a low-scoring, painful, slog that you’re going to hate yourself for watching...but that’s just the fun of playing Michigan State! The Spartans have byes in two of their next three weeks after this game, so expect them to leave everything out there on the field.
I have to say that the social media folks for the Badgers do a really good job. I was looking at the Spartan’s Twitter and they barely did anything all week. Then they barf up this lame graphic with a killer hashtag?
#BeatWisconsin pic.twitter.com/SXcptkT71q— Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) October 11, 2019
Our Badger family gets together 7 times a year.— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) October 11, 2019
Each time is special and tomorrow is no different.
See you at home tomorrow.#OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/qCxa3ioifl
Speaking of terrible Twitter accounts. Can we talk about how the B1G Football account says that Jonathan Taylor is an “FBS student” and not an “FBS player.” LMAOOOOOO. How disingenuous can you be? Sure, Taylor is smart and a good student but there is a 0% chance that the NCAA or the B1G Conference thinks of him that way first.
Jonathan Taylor has accounted for 16 TDs in the first five @BadgerFootball games this year – the most by an FBS student since 1998. #B1GFootball pic.twitter.com/0jN3P4eBvG— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) October 11, 2019
Here are the staff predictions for the game:
Bob: 14-13, Wisconsin
Ryan: 27-10, Wisconsin
Tyler: 20-10, Wisconsin
Owen: 24-13, Wisconsin
Belz: 27-13, Wisconsin
Neal: 24-10, Wisconsin
Rock: 31-10, Wisconsin
Drew: 24-14, Wisconsin
Kevin: 21-17, Wisconsin
Welp, I don’t think we’ve had anyone pick Wisconsin’s opponent all year...which would also leave all of us tied for first place at 5-0 in this season’s picks. SMARTEST BLOG ON THE INTERNET, BABYYYY!
While you’re cheering on the Badgers today, don’t forget about Madison’s other football team. Forward Madison FC made the playoffs in their first year of existence and they take on North Texas Soccer Club at 7 p.m. UP THE ‘GOS!
Remember, you can watch the game with us at The Brass Ring near Breese Stevens Field! To sweeten the deal, we've donated two autographed team posters for @fwdflock's 50/50 charity raffle.— Forward Madison FC (@ForwardMSNFC) October 11, 2019
See you there! https://t.co/i8CifJXrmJ
Vamos, Vamos flamingos!— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) October 11, 2019
Let's gooooooo, @ForwardMSNFC!
Good luck to our Madison fútbol friends in the first round of the playoffs tomorrow!#OnWisconsin || #FullMingo pic.twitter.com/jSNcoFYD7R