Posted September 12, 2012 on
Following a shocking loss that knocked Wisconsin out of the AP poll for the first time since 2009, accountability and consistency are going to be needed more than ever against a challenging Utah State opponent. Badger Nation's popular feature - the Front Seven - is back, rankings the top seven players based on performance, expectations and need.
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The strength of Utah’s defense lies in its four-man defensive line. In Utah’s 27-20 loss to Utah State, the Aggies ran for 192 yards against the strength of Utah’s defense. Will BYU get its ground game going against its old nemesis this Saturday at Rice Eccles Stadium? It will be vital to do so.
There's just something special about Camp Randall at night, it's a near fortress against Big Ten opponents, let alone non-conference teams. But, this is a different year and a different team, so this game has a lot of things we'll be watching for. I mean, it's not as if the Badgers made any coaching staff changes or have any injuries to deal with right?
Utah State head coach Greg Anderson expects Wisconsin to be 'ornery' following the Badgers' first loss last Saturday. Wisconsin says Utah State will be one of its toughest opponents after the Aggies registered a huge rivalry win Friday. When both teams met under the Camp Randall lights Saturday, the Aggies won't be intimidated.
After dropping its first game of the season, Wisconsin returns home to take on a talented, defeated Utah State squad with a ton of momentum on its side. Badger Nation looks at the matchup.