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Wisconsin football: kickoff time announced for cross-division game against Indiana

The Badgers and Hoosiers will play at 2:30 p.m. CST on Dec. 5th.

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The Big Ten Conference announced on Monday that the No. 18 Wisconsin Badgers (2-1) and No. 12 Indiana Hoosiers (4-1) will kickoff at 2:30 p.m. CST on Saturday Dec. 5th at Camp Randall Stadium. The tv station has not been announced yet, but we know it won’t be on Big Ten Network since Maryland and Michigan are already scheduled there.

It should be noted that the original tweet sent out by the Big Ten had Purdue playing a doubleheader this weekend taking on both their actual opponent, Nebraska, and Minnesota’s opponent, Northwestern. A split squad Purdue was still going to be favored by 3.5 points over the Cornhuskers our sources tell us.

The Badgers have dominated the series against the Hoosiers both recently (UW is on a 10-game winning streak) and historically (UW leads the all-time series 41-18-2). The teams haven’t met since 2017 when Wisconsin beat the Hoosiers 45-17 at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington.

Some other memorable recent games between the two teams include an 83-20 shellacking by Bret Bielema’s Badgers back in 2010 and a 51-3 victory by Gary Andersen’s team in 2013. In fact, between 2010 and 2013 the Badgers and Hoosiers met all four seasons and the combined score was 255-44.

Needless to say, the Hoosiers are a much more competitive outfit now and will give the Badgers everything they can handle in this matchup. IU quarterback Michael Penix. Jr. is coming off a game where he threw for 491 yards and five touchdowns against Ohio State and their WR corps is basically unguardable, so this should be a fun game.