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The No. 25 ranked Wisconsin Badgers will travel to play against the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday.
At 4-2 Wisconsin has shown both the good and bad this season they hope for more of the former as they play against a 3-2 Illinois team this weekend.
Coverage of the game between Wisconsin and Illinois will air on the Big Ten Network beginning at 8:00 pm ET from Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL.
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Question: Is Wisconsin the team beat Northwestern 35-6 last week?
The Odds: The Wisconsin Badgers are a 14 point favorite against the Illinois Fighting Illini. The over/under for this game is 56.5 total points.
Will Wisconsin avoid a letdown when it plays Illinois?
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Last week the Badger faithful saw Kyle French miss a 38-yard field goal attempt against Northwestern. It led to Jack Russell taking the rest of the kicks for the game and a new plan to have Russell be the kicker of choice this week at Illinois.
However, it appears that French's time with the program is coming to an end at the end of this season, at least according to his...
What does a guy have to do to get a little respect around here these days?
That's got to be what's going through the mind of Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave these days, because it seems to matter very little what results are...some in the Badger fan base will find fault with anything he doesn't do perfectly.
Don't believe me? Let us take a stroll down...
MADISON, Wis. -- Kyle French lost more than his starting kicking job when he missed a 38-yard field goal wide left against Northwestern last week. Apparently, he also will lose his scholarship.
French, a redshirt junior from Menomonee Falls, Wis., posted on his Facebook page Thursday night that he would not be back with the team for his senior season.
"I want to personally...
Well, this is something you don’t see every day. Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen has confirmed that starting linebacker Chris Borland will kick all field goals longer than 45 yards in Saturday’s game against Illinois. Really.
#Badgers Gary Andersen says LB Chris Borland will handle FGs of 45+ against Illinois. Jack Russell will handle inside of that.
— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin...
MADISON, Wis. -- And so Wisconsin's kicking situation has come to this: A linebacker, who has never attempted a field goal in his entire college career, is now the Badgers' long-range kicker should the scenario arise in an actual game.
Yes, there is very little Wisconsin senior Chris Borland can't do, it seems. But how well does he kick field goals? We may soon find...
Here are five things we learned from Wisconsin's 56-32 victory against Illinois on Saturday night:
Chris Borland's value to Wisconsin could be greater than we thought
We all knew Borland was a tremendous linebacker. But when Borland left the game for good in the first quarter after suffering a right leg injury, the Badgers' defense changed. On Illinois' first four...
When a starting linebacker is also named the field goal specialist for kicks longer than 45 yards, you just know there are going to be some jokes in response. Last night, Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen announced that the Badgers will be using linebacker Chris Borland on long field goal tries – a move that, needless to say, is interesting. The team is moving away from using Kyle...
Melvin Gordon rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 25 Wisconsin to a 56-32 rout of Illinois on Saturday.
Gordon topped 1,000 yards for the season on a 13-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that put the Badgers (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) up 42-17. He finished the chilly, 40-degree night with 1,012 yards for the season.
Gordon's touchdown capped the second of two...
Illinois linebacker Jonathan Brown says No. 25 Wisconsin's offense has it all.
Big offensive line, a pair of big-game backs and a passing game that can make a defense loosened up by the run game pay.
''As a linebacker, you dream of playing games like this in the Big Ten,'' said Brown, who grew up in SEC country in Memphis. ''They might be one of the...
He's been broken and rebuilt many times in his five years with the program, but senior linebacker Ethan Armstrong is a big reason why Wisconsin's defense is one of the best in the country.
When it comes to road night games this season, Wisconsin is finally off the schneid.
Wisconsin obliterated Illinois, 56-32, at Memorial Stadium on Saturday night to secure its first road victory of the season. The Badgers (5-2, 3-1 in Big Ten play) put together their highest point total this year and look primed for a great run to close 2013.
Handing out grades for Wisconsin'...