The No. 18 Wisconsin Badgers (2-1 overall) are finally back at home, for the first time since the opening game of the season against Illinois, and will be taking on the No. 10 Indiana Hoosiers (5-1 overall) Saturday afternoon.
December 5, 2020
The Badgers are basically eliminated from winning the Big Ten West division and playing in the Big Ten Championship game, but knocking Indiana down a peg is motivation enough for this team, one would assume. Here is all of the info you need to know for the game today!
How to watch/listen
TV: ABC, 2:30 p.m. CT, Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy, Holly Rowe
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 (cloudy)
Line: Wisconsin -13.5
Fun facts (according to the media guides)
- Saturday’s game — which marks the Hoosiers’ first visit to Madison since the 2013 season — is just the second meeting between Wisconsin and Indiana as ranked opponents.
- Wisconsin has won 10 straight meetings with Indiana dating to 2003, the Badgers’ fourth-longest win streak over a Big Ten opponent. The Badgers own two of the four longest active win streaks in the league.
- IU is ranked for the sixth-consecutive week, its longest stretch since 1987 (six weeks).
- The Hoosiers five B1G victories are tied for the third-most in program history (2019, 1993, 1991, 1988, 1979, 1945) behind six-win campaigns in 1967 and 1987.
- Saturday’s game will mark just the fifth meeting over the last 10 seasons between the Badgers and Hoosiers, with UW claiming the last four games by an average of 43.0 points per contest.
- As a ranked team, UW owns a 12-1 record all-time against Indiana. The lone loss was a 32-29 setback for the No. 23 ranked Badgers in Bloomington in 2002, which also stands as the Badgers’ last loss in the series.
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- Among the 127 FBS teams that have played at least one game this season, Wisconsin is the only team that is yet to allow a rushing touchdown. The Badgers rank second nationally in rushing defense, allowing just 67.3 yards on the ground per game.
- UW’s offensive line was named to the Joe Moore Award midseason honor roll, presented to the nation’s top O-line unit. Wisconsin is the second most efficient pass-blocking unit in the FBS this season, per Pro Football Focus.
- Indiana head coach Tom Allen is a graduate of Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wisconsin, a 42-mile drive from Camp Randall Stadium. Allen was a punter on the Maranatha football team and also competed in wrestling.
- UW outside linebackers coach Bobby April and Indiana cornerbacks coach Brandon Shelby were on the coaching staff at Portland State in 2009, with April working as inside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator and Shelby serving as secondary coach.
- Wisconsin’s roster features three Indiana natives: senior OLB Noah Burks (Carmel), sophomore RB Isaac Guerendo (Clayton) and redshirt freshman OL Joe Tippman (Fort Wayne).
- Indiana’s roster features one Wisconsin native: redshirt freshman WR Da’Shaun Brown (Racine).
- Neither team posted a depth chart that is worth reposting here so, uh, just take a look at everyone’s number on the first play and remember them.