The No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers (4-0 overall, 2-0 B1G) are coming off of a tough victory over the Northwestern Wildcats (1-3 overall, 0-2 B1G) and are now moving their focus to the Kent State Golden Flashes (2-2 overall, 1-0 MAC) who come to Madison this weekend.
Here is what the new depth chart looks like for the Week 6 matchup.
The major things to note are Cormac Sampson being listed as the backup tight end behind starter Jake Feguson, redshirt freshman safety John Torchio is filling in for the injured Madison Cone at backup free safety and junior outside linebacker Noah Burks is listed as the starter opposite Zack Baun.
Burks, you may remember, had a 68-yard interception return for a touchdown against Northwestern over the weekend and has definitely earned himself the starting spot.
There are a couple of changes to the injury report this week from last week. Most notably, tight end Luke Benzschawel is now out for the season.
Wisconsin’s initial injury report for Kent State. pic.twitter.com/k1IvPBOoQp— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) September 30, 2019
Safety Madison Cone has already been ruled out for the game against Kent State and true freshman inside linebacker Leo Chenal and sophomore nose tackle Bryson Williams are listed as questionable. Presumably we’ll get an update on their status when head coach Paul Chryst speaks to the media again on Thursday.
While the Badgers injury list is growing, they have still managed to remain relatively healthy this season. Hopefully the starters won’t have to play the whole game against Kent State on Saturday and everyone can get rested up for Michigan State.
UPDATE [Thursday, 11:00 a.m. CT]: Leo Chenal is off the injury report! Good news! Bryson Williams is still questionable, and to be quite honest, he should just sit out again.