Wisconsin versus Indiana Preview
While the teams at the top of the Big Ten East beat up on each other, Wisconsin is cruising atop the West Division and does not have a ranked team on its schedule the rest of the way. The Badgers, who were slotted at No. 9 in the first College Football Playoff rankings released on Tuesday, will try to stay undefeated Saturday when they visit an Indiana squad that has yet to earn a conference win. Wisconsin versus Indiana will be broadcast at noon on ABC. Play this game as part of Saturday Big 10 conference bundle contest starting at 12pm ET.
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Wisconsin holds a two-game lead over Northwestern and Nebraska in the West and already beat both of those teams, giving it the inside track to the Big Ten Championship Game. The Badgers have home games against Iowa and Michigan before finishing up the regular season at Minnesota and they continue to impress on the defensive end, where their average points allowed of 12.9 is good for fifth in FBS. The Hoosiers are not quite as sharp on defense and are coming off a 42-39 loss at Maryland that marked the third time in five Big Ten games that they allowed more than 40 points.
ABOUT WISCONSIN (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten)
The Badgers lost a huge part of their offense last week, when freshman running back Jonathan Taylor did not play in the second half due to a left leg injury. Taylor, who leads the Big Ten in rushing yards with 1,185, is listed as questionable for Saturday. Wisconsin managed just 303 total yards of offense in the 24-10 win at Illinois last week, with Garrett Groshek and Bradrick Shaw combining for 91 yards on 24 carries in place of Taylor.
ABOUT INDIANA (3-5, 0-5 Big Ten)
The Hoosiers are dealing with an injury at quarterback as freshman Peyton Ramsey had to leave last week’s loss at Maryland twice due to a knee issue. Ramsey still managed to throw three TD passes last week while senior Richard Lagow came on in relief and threw for a pair of scores as the two combined for 410 yards.