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How to watch Wisconsin vs. Northwestern

All the TV/streaming/radio info you need for Saturday morning’s B1G West clash.

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The No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers (3-0 overall, 1-0 B1G) play host to the Northwestern Wildcats (1-2 overall, 0-1 B1G) on Saturday morning at Camp Randall Stadium to open up B1G West division play.

Northwestern’s offense (scoring offense ranked No. 128 in the country and total offense is ranked No. 121) has struggled so far this season and they will be without their top receiving threat, WR Bennett Skowronek, who was ruled out on Friday afternoon.

The Badgers defense should be licking their chops and also looking to avenge last season’s beatdown that the Wildcats dished out. Wisconsin leads the overall series 59-36-5, however the teams have split their last 28 meetings. The Badgers have won five of the last six at Camp Randall though, and it would be six out of six because #JazzCaughtIt, but I digress.

How to watch/listen

TV: ABC, 11:00 a.m. CT, Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Allison Williams

Streaming: ESPN App; ABC App; Watch ESPN

Radio: Badger Sports Network (iHeartRadio), Satellite: Sirius 83 or XM 83, Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas, Mark Tauscher, Patrick Herb; for those in Chicago the game is on WGN 720 with Dave Eanet, Ted Albrecht, and B5Q founding editor Adam Hoge (!!!!!)

Stadium: Camp Randall Stadium

Weather: Madison, Wisconsin

Line: Wisconsin -24

Fun facts (according to the media guides)

  • Northwestern defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz was DC at Wisconsin from 2006-07, helping the Badgers finish No. 2 nationally in scoring defense (12.1 ppg) and No. 5 in total defense (253.1 ypg) in 2006. Coach Dad was the offensive coordinator on those Badgers teams.
  • Northwestern special teams coach Jeff Genyk held the same role at Wisconsin from 2013-14 while also overseeing the Badgers’ tight ends.
  • Genyk’s son, Jake Genyk (Middleton), is one of two Wisconsin natives on Northwestern’s roster. The other, junior superback Cody Link of Madison, was a teammate of Wisconsin junior WR Jack Dunn at Edgewood High School.
  • The Badgers have seven members of the team from the Land of Lincoln: TE Jack Eschenbach from Downers Grove, Ill. (Benet Academy), OLB Izayah Green-May from Bolingbrook, Ill. (Bolingbrook), ILB Mike Maskalunas from Long Grove, Ill. (Adlai E. Stevenson), ILB Maema Njongmeta from Buffalo Grove, Ill. (Adlai E. Stevenson), WR Kendric Pryor from Hazel Crest, Ill. (Homewood-Flossmoor), ILB Jack Sanborn from Deer Park, Ill. (Lake Zurich), CB Cristian Volpentesta from Highland Park, Ill. (Highland Park)
  • Northwestern has won eight straight conference road games. They are also 15-2 in their last 17 conference games. Their last conference road loss? To Wisconsin on Sept. 30, 2017.
  • Northwestern can always eat my whole entire butt, but this is still important to note: the correct abbreviation for Northwestern is “NU,” not “NW” or “NWU” or the like.
  • In Northwestern’s official media guide that they sent out before this game, and presumably all of their other games, they do not list an offensive player of the week for their game against Stanford. You know you had a bad week when your own media guide can’t pick someone who even played...average?