The No. 13 Wisconsin Badgers (6-1 overall, 3-1 B1G) dropped their first game of the season to the Illinois Fighting Illini (3-4 overall, 1-3 B1G) on Saturday. It was bad. But it is a new week and now the Badgers get to prepare for a date with one of the best teams in the country: the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes (7-0 overall, 4-0 B1G).
The Badgers have a couple of familiar faces on the injury report: freshman inside linebacker Leo Chenal and junior fullback Mason Stokke are both still questionable with head (concussion) injuries.
Leo Chenal and Mason Stokke are listed as questionable this week for Ohio State. pic.twitter.com/jh6C0cCwea— Jesse Temple (@jessetemple) October 21, 2019
Otherwise, the injury report is clear of any new additions from the Illinois game. That’s a good sign because the Badgers will have to be operating at full capacity to have a chance to knock of Ohio State.
There are no changes to the depth chart from last week.
Week 9 #Badgers depth chart pic.twitter.com/0QNDfvOpuH— Jake Kocorowski (@JakeKoco) October 21, 2019
One thing worth noting is that the Badgers were experimenting with two returners deep for punts and wide receiver Danny Davis III had a couple of solid returns while back there with starting punt returner Jack Dunn.
We will have updates on the injury statuses of Chenal and Stokke on Thursday, as well as any additions to the list, when head coach Paul Chryst gives his second press conference of the week.
UPDATE [Thursday, 11 a.m. CT]: DE Garrett Rand is now questionable with a head injury.
Updated status report from the #Badgers. DE Garrett Rand (head) now added as questionable for Ohio State. pic.twitter.com/GjTrE87Pqt— Jake Kocorowski (@JakeKoco) October 24, 2019