Wisconsin started their season on the road in Tampa and stomped a mud-hole in USF by the score of 49-0. Central Michigan’s first game was against FCS Albany which they won 38-21.
The Badgers and Chips have never met before on the gridiron, but UW has a 34-2 record all-time versus current MAC teams. CMU is 6-26 all-time versus B1G teams, with their last win coming against Purdue in 2014.
How to watch/listen
TV: BTN, 2:30 p.m. CT, Lisa Byington and J Leman
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 -35 (yikes!)
- The Badgers have the second longest home opener winning streak in America, at 23, behind only Florida (29 entering Saturday) who used to be coached by CMU’s coach, Jim McElwain!
- The state of Michigan provides the Badgers roster with the most players of any state, that isn’t Wisconsin, with 10. They are: 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).
- On the other sideline, CMU has only one player from the state of Wisconsin. Starting RT Luke Goedeke is from Whitelaw, Wis. (Valders High School) and transferred to CMU from UW-Whitewater. He played TE at Whitewater but has bulked up to play tackle.
- The Chips also have players from Denmark, Austria and Nigeria.
- Central Michigan has the largest video board in the MAC.
- Antonio Brown, a CMU alum, has gone completely off the rails in his feud with the Raiders.
- The USF media guide had WAY more fun facts than the CMU media guide. Smh, Chips.