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Wisconsin football: 2021 non-conference opponent 2020 season review

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Who do the Badgers even play next season in their non-conference schedule? Glad you asked!

NCAA Football: Clemson at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

We know that the 2020 college football season isn’t even over yet but it is literally never too early to look ahead so let’s see what Wisconsin’s 2021 non-conference opponents did during this past season and maybe mention if any of them might have any former Badgers on their team now who might be the new starting QB...to pick a random example.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  • 2020 record: 10-2 overall, 9-1 ACC; lost ACC Championship Game to No. 4 Clemson, lost Rose Bowl (CFP Semifinal) to No. 1 Alabama
  • Best wins: beat No. 1 Clemson at home; beat No. 25 UNC on the road
  • When/where is 2021 game: Saturday, Sept. 25., 2021; Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.
NCAA Football: Rose Bowl-Notre Dame vs Alabama Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
  • 2020 top players: QB Ian Book, 228-of-353 (64.6%), 2,829 yards, 8.0 ypa, 15 TDs, three INTs; RB Kyren Williams, 211 rushes for 1,125 yards (5.3 ypc) and 13 TDs; WR Javon McKinley, 42 catches for 717 yards (17.1 ypc) and three TDs; TE Michael Mayer, 42 catces for 450 yards (10.7 ypc) and two TDs; LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, 62 tackles, 11 TFL, 1.5 sacks, one INT, three FF, two FR, one TD; DE Adetokunbo Ogundeji, six sacks;
  • Do they have any former Badgers on their team now who might be the new starting QB: yes

Army Black Knights

  • 2020 record: 9-3 overall; lost at No. 14 Cincinnati, lost at Tulane, lost to West Virginia in Liberty Bowl
  • Best wins: beat Navy, beat Air Force
  • When/where is 2021 game: Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021; Camp Randall Stadium
NCAA Football: Air Force at Army Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports
  • Top players: QB Christian Anderson, 20-of-47 (42.6%) for 215 yards 4.6 ypa, one TD, four INTs; RB Tyhier Tyler, 139 rushes for 578 yards, 4.2 ypc, five TDs; RB Jakobi Buchanan 111 rushes for 474 yards, 4.3 ypc, six TDs; FB Sandon McCoy, 86 rushes for 268 yards, 3.1 ypc, 10 TDs; WR Michael Roberts seven catches for 106 yards, 15.1 ypc, one TD; ILB Jon Rhattigan, 78 tackles, nine TFL, 1.5 sacks, two INTs, two FR, one TD; ILB Arik Smith, 78 tackles seven TFL, 3.5 sacks, one INT
  • Do they have any former Badgers on their team now who might be the new starting QB: not that we know of

Eastern Michigan Eagles

  • 2020 record: 2-4 overall, 2-4 MAC; lost at Kent State and Ball State, lost at home to Toledo and Central Michigan
  • Best wins: beat Western Michigan and Northern Illinois
  • When/where is 2021 game: Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021; Camp Randall Stadium
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 27 Central Michigan at Eastern Michigan Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
  • Top players: QB Preston Hutchinson, 126-of-198 (63.6%) for 1,662 yards, 8.4 ypa, 12 TDs, six INTs, 87 rushes for 206 yards (2.4 ypc), eight TDs; RB Darius Boone, Jr. 44 rushes for 254 yards (5.8 ypc), two TDs; WR Hassan Beydoun, 40 catches for 508 yards, 12.7 ypc; WR Tanner Knue, 27 catches for 413 yards, 15.3 ypc, four TDs; WLB Terry Myrick, 67 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 1.0 sack, one FF, two FR; DE Turan Rush 17 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks; LB Noski LaFleur 29 tackles, 1.5 TFL, two INTs
  • Do they have any former Badgers on their team now who might be the new starting QB: not that we know of

As we get closer to the start of the 2021 season we will have much more in-depth information on all of Wisconsin’s opponents.