On Saturday, the Wisconsin Badgers will host the Northwestern Wildcats in yet another Big Ten matchup. It should be one of the best games on the schedule this weekend.
Wisconsin picked up its best win of the season with a blowout victory over Michigan. Paul Chryst coached an outstanding game against Jim Harbaugh.
Jonathan Taylor continues to dismantle opposing defenses this season. Through three games, the superstar running back has 510 scrimmage yards and 10 touchdowns.
Moving over to Northwestern, the Wildcats recently lost to the Michigan State Spartans. After making the conference championship in 2018, the program is off to a disappointing 1-2 start.
According to ESPN's Football Power Index, Wisconsin has a 95.0 percent chance of defeating Northwestern on Saturday.
Here are the details for the Wisconsin-Northwestern game:
Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
Spread: Wisconsin -24.5
Announcers: Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Allison Williams
Both offenses are predicated on running the football. Wisconsin wants to use a heavy dose of Taylor, whereas Northwestern relies mostly on running back Drake Anderson.
The Badgers should have the upper hand in this matchup because of their defense. Not only is the starting unit surrendering just 27 rushing yards per game, they've only given up 14 combined points in three games.
Wisconsin is also looking to avenge a 31-17 2018 loss to the Wildcats, who went on to win the Big Ten West last year. The Badgers shouldn't be lacking motivation.