Wisky opens as an 8.5pt favorite.
Michigan hasn't played at Camp Randall since 2009 and not a single player on this roster has ever been there. Last year was tough at the horseshoe but that was a senior leader team so this is going to be a tough environment for this team, like Happy Valley and we all know how that turned out.
Michigan has not beaten a ranked team on the road since 2006. Harbaugh's only had 2 of those opportunities, but he's lost them both and this season, has zero wins over teams with a winning record.
Wisky does 2 things really well: Stop the run and run the ball. They lead the Nation (and Big Ten) in rush defense (81.5 yards allowed per game) and lead the Big 10 in rushing at 245 yards per game.
Iowa had 487 yards against OSU. Wisky held Iowa to 66 yards Saturday, total.
If the offense can't make enough plays through the air to loosen things up, Wisky is going to control the game and win.
Wisconsin leads the nation in 3rd down conversions at over 51% and Michigan leads the nation in 3rd down defense allowing under 24% converted.
Both teams are very similar in their philosophies with running the ball to set up the pass and playing strong defense. Michigan typically struggles against a team that's going to spread you out but that is not something Wisconsin tries to do and therefore Michigan has had quite a bit of success against the Badgers in the past.
What do you think about the game and what do you hope to see (besides a W)?