Following a dominant win over Michigan State last weekend, the Wisconsin Badgers have a very favorable matchup this Saturday against Illinois. It's a great opportunity for Paul Chryst's squad to improve their record to 7-0.
Most of the credit for Wisconsin's success goes to Jonathan Taylor. He's firmly in the mix for this year's Heisman Trophy in large part because he has 18 touchdowns.
Taylor has been an unstoppable force for the Badgers through the first two months of the season, but the defense in Madison certainly deserves our attention as well.
Wisconsin has stifled every opponent so far, surrendering just 4.8 points per game. In six games this season, the Badgers have shut out their opponents on four separate occasions.
Keeping the Fighting Illini off the scoreboard this weekend will be tough. However, the Badgers will be heavily favored heading into this matchup.
Here are the details for this conference clash:
Game Time: 12 p.m. ET
Channel: Big Ten Network
Spread: Wisconsin -31
Announcers: Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen, Rick Pizzo
After starting the season with a 2-0 record, the Fighting Illini have lost four-straight games.
Illinois could be without Brandon Peters again this weekend. He missed the previous game due to a concussion.
Regardless of who starts for Illinois at quarterback on Saturday, the clear advantage goes to Wisconsin.