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GAME THREAD: Wisconsin at Northwestern [roster updates]

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It’s game time at the House of Horrors and it’s a beautiful day to beat the ‘Cats. LET’S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 30 Northwestern at Wisconsin Photo by Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Because 2020 is the worst year, today’s game was supposed to be at the friendly confines of Wrigley Field but instead is taking place at an empty Ryan Field, which is quite possibly the most upsetting statement of all time. The No. 10 Wisconsin Badgers (2-0) take on the No. 19 Northwestern Wildcats (4-0) in what will surely be a Big Ten West rock fight that we’ll hate watch the entire time.

The Wildcats and Badgers boast two of the best defenses in the conference and will both be looking to shut down their counterpart offenses. With a full week of practice under his belt, Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz should be sharper than he was against Michigan and he’ll need to be against ILB Paddy Fisher and co.

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Here are the staff predictions for the game:

Bob: 52-10, Wisconsin

Ryan: 35-13, Wisconsin

Tyler: 31-17, Wisconsin

Owen: 27-13, Wisconsin

Belz: 34-20, Wisconsin

Neal: 33-23, Wisconsin

Rock: 30-17, Wisconsin

Drew: 28-20, Wisconsin

Kevin: 24-14, Wisconsin

J.J.: 30-21, Wisconsin

Bremen: 30-18, Wisconsin

As far as depth charts go, the Badgers put one out this week that looks remarkably similar to the depth chart they’ve put out every week! I couldn’t fit the kick returner in my screenshot, but Stephan Bracey (R-Fr.) is listed as the starter with Chimere Dike (Fr.) as the second string.

Here is Northwestern’s depth chart. It’s nice to see QB Hunter Johnson, who is still Bob’s Heisman Trophy favorite, on there.

Some roster updates per UW:

Out today

WR Danny Davis III
WR Kendric Pryor

Out for season

DE Matt Henningsen
OLB Izayah Green-May
DE James Thompson, Jr.