Wisconsin Badgers Will No Doubt Grab a Top 4 Spot
When you look around the Top 25 landscape in college football, you’ll constantly hear about Alabama, LSU, Clemson and Ohio State. However, the Wisconsin Badgers are set up to reach the College Football Playoff.
First of all, when you look at the Badgers’ schedule, they’ve beaten a ranked Michigan team handily. Also, their remaining schedule is favorable with two of three games against ranked opponents at home.
Arguably the biggest game of the college football season will be when Wisconsin visits Ohio State on Oct. 26 in what should be a battle for the top spot in the Big 10.
The Buckeyes should lose at least one game this season. Even with Urban Meyer and Dwayne Haskins apart of the team last season, OSU had a bad loss against Purdue and barely beat Penn St. and Maryland.
Justin Fields is playing out of his mind this year, but what happens when he goes against Michigan St., Wisconsin, Penn St. and Michigan? There are still things that he has to experience. He needs a good test and the ability to overcome it.
LSU could lose to Alabama, which has proven to give the Tigers fits in recent years and Georgia has to visit Florida and Auburn this year, so there’s potential for Wisconsin to move up in the rankings.
Oklahoma may not lose a game the rest of this season with Jalen Hurts stealing the show at the QB spot. He could win the Heisman this year. However, the Sooners still have to face Texas and Oklahoma St. (both are road games).
The Badgers are extremely talented. Jonathan Taylor currently has 559 yards rushing and eight touchdowns on 84 carries. Quarterback Jack Coan more than 800 yards passing and five scores (73.7 comp pct.). Wisconsin is dangerous offensively and presents matchup problems for the opposition.
Let’s not forget junior wide receiver Quintez Cephus who leads the team in receiving with 235 yards and two scores. The Badgers have done an excellent job of getting multiple receivers involved. Six receivers have at least 85 yards or more.
Their o-line has allowed only six sacks to Coan so far.
Defensively, the Badgers have got three sacks from linebacker Zack Baun and the defense has recovered five fumbles so far this season.
Obviously, there’s curiosity as to whether or not the Wisconsin Badgers can reclaim the Big 10 title. Especially with the Buckeyes still showing they’re a powerhouse. Nonetheless, keep your eyes on the Badgers. It seems like things are lining up in their favor.
If people are questioning whether or not the Badgers will enter the Top 4, then they need to take another look at the college football landscape.
Teams in the Big 12 and SEC will beat up on each other. Let’s not forget Notre Dame also lost to a ranked team and will only play one more ranked team the rest of the season.
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