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.
UW has had some extra time to prepare for IU since their game against Minnesota last weekend was canceled. The Hoosiers will be without star QB Michael Penix, Jr. who suffered an ACL injury last weekend against Maryland and will, instead, turn to highly touted backup QB Jack Tuttle on Saturday.
The Hoosiers defense causes a lot of havoc and has picked off the opposing quarterback 16 times already this season so Graham Mertz has his work cut out for him. I’d imagine we’ll see a pretty steady dose of Nakia Watson, Jalen Berger and Garrett Groshek running the ball.
Here are the staff predictions for the game:
Bob: still waiting
Ryan: 31-10, Wisconsin
Tyler: 27-17, Wisconsin
Owen: 38-24, Wisconsin
Belz: 34-17, Wisconsin
Neal: 33-24, Wisconsin
Rock: 23-6, Wisconsin
Drew: 20-13, Wisconsin
Kevin: 27-24, Wisconsin
J.J.: 20-17, Wisconsin
Bremen: 31-16, Wisconsin
have not posted in 19 hours, deep in thought regarding “6-1 Indiana football”— Homefield (@HomefieldApparl) December 5, 2020
Here is Wisconsin’s “depth chart” that, well, doesn’t really tell you a whole lot because they haven’t been following it. As we get closer to kickoff we’ll update this post with any roster news. Indiana doesn’t put out a depth chart, so we’ll do the same for them.
Here’s the roster update for the Badgers. Most notably, WR Danny Davis III and CB Semar Melvin will not play today.