ESPN's SP+ system places the UW football team at No. 7. That's No. 7 in the nation, not in the Big Ten. What is it seeing that fans aren't?
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State Journal beat reporter Colten Bartholomew and columnist Jim Polzin break down if the Badgers are truly in the Big Ten West race, what tweaks the offense needs, Devin Chandler, the Purdue matchup and more.
1. Test the tackling: For the most part, the Badgers have done well tackling this season. Pro Football Focus has UW down for 39 missed tackles (6.5 per game), which ranks second in the Big Ten behind only Michigan (36). Twelve of the Badgers’ missed tackles have been by the starting secondary, so Purdue’s style of short passes leading to catch-and-run opportunities could be made even more effective if UW misses tackles. Purdue’s short crossing routes, which try to get receivers running away from defenders, would be good way to see if the Badgers can continue tackling well.
The University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team will take a pause from its nonconference schedule to play a pair of Big Ten matchups in earl…
Ohio State didn't play a game last week. But an Iowa loss to Purdue has the Buckeyes back on top. As for the Huskers, they take a tumble.
Nebraska will come off its bye and host a division foe in the afternoon.
Aidan O’Connell threw for 374 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, David Bell had a career-best 240 yards receiving, and visiting Purdue beat No. 2 Iowa 24-7 on Saturday in Iowa City.
IOWA CITY — Despite a 6-0 record, three victories over ranked teams, a No. 2 national ranking and an unbelievable track record for forcing turnovers, the Iowa football team still had tons of non-believers.