Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/9/13
Neither the Wisconsin Badgers nor the Northwestern Wildcats could knock off the almighty Ohio State Buckeyes. And now the Badgers and Wildcats clash in a battle to decide who’s really in the second echelon of Big Ten teams. Wisconsin has won its previous four versus Northwestern at Camp Randall going back to 2004 which includes a 41-9 victory in 2006 and a 70-23 triumph in 2010. Northwestern Wildcats (4-1, 0-1) Analysis: Pat Fitzgerald’s squad is in the midst of their most-hyped season to date. With wins over middling BCS programs like California and Syracuse, the Wildcats gave the Buckeyes all they could handle in a 40-30 loss at home last Saturday. Fitzgerald has emerged as a media darling despite having a mediocre 26-30 all-time record in the Big Ten. Their offense is no slouch as it thrives on efficiency. Even though they tend to roll with a two quarterback system, the Wildcats rank fourth nationally in passing completion percentage at 72.3 %. Kain Colter is the dual-threat opt...
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