The No. 13 Wisconsin Badgers (2-0) welcome the No. 11 Michigan Wolverines (2-0) to Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday morning to open the Big Ten Conference portion of their schedule.
The Badgers have yet to allow a point this season while the Wolverines had to go into double overtime at home to beat Army. Michigan QB Shea Patterson is said to be fully healthy and ready to “make a statement” on Big Noon Saturday.
Shea Patterson says he’s healthy, and Michigan is looking to “make a statement” against Wisconsin. Sounds like having a couple weeks to stew over that Army game has Michigan feeling pretty edgy.— Austin Meek (@byAustinMeek) September 17, 2019
Overall, Michigan has dominated this series with a record of 51-15-1 but recently the teams have split the past 10 match ups, with Wisconsin winning the last four in Madison. Not a whole lot of that matters for this year, but still fun to note!
How to watch/listen
TV: FOX, 11:00 a.m. CT, Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny Taft
Streaming: FOX Sports app
Radio: Badger Sports Network (iHeartRadio), Satellite: Sirius 83 or XM 83, Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas, Mark Tauscher, Patrick Herb
Stadium: Camp Randall Stadium
Weather: Madison, Wisconsin
Line: Wisconsin -3.5
- When Jim Harbaugh became head coach of the San Francisco 49ers in 2011, he hired Geep Chryst, Paul’s brother, to be the offensive coordinator of the Niners.
- This will be the 20th time that Michigan starts Big Ten play against Wisconsin, the most games played against any member of the B1G. The Wolverines are 17-2 so far in those games.
Michigan has opened Big Ten Conference play facing @BadgerFootball on 19 occasions, winning 17. This game program is from the 1981 season-opener when Wisconsin stunned the top-ranked Wolverines 21-14. pic.twitter.com/s7jDa7wQPE— BadgersHistory (@BadgersHistory) September 17, 2019
- The Badgers feature 10 Michigan natives on their roster: WR A.J. Abbott (Northville), WR Stephan Bracey Jr. (Grand Rapids), OL Logan Brown (Grand Rapids), OLB Jaylan Franklin (Brownstown), OL Michael Furtney (Milan), OL David Moorman (Northville), WR Taj Mustapha (Southfield), S Scott Nelson (Detroit), S Reggie Pearson (Inkster) and ILB Travis Wiltjer (Maple City). PIPELINE STATE BABY! Michigan is the state with the second most natives on the Badgers roster.
- The Wolverines, on the other hand, only have one Wisconsin native on their roster: starting OL Ben Bredeson (Hartland).
- Michigan, under Harbaugh, is 0-6 as an underdog. ::thinking face emoji x1000::
- Wisconsin has won its conference opener for the past three years. Michigan has done so in 12 of their past 13 conference openers.