First of all, welcome to varsity football Saturday. It has been an extended couple of weeks with no Badgers on the TV however now, now we have football, males’s hockey AND males’s basketball on the identical dang day! Here is the information for the digital Red and White scrimmage:
The males’s hockey crew can also be on TV tonight and can be wanting to continue their season-long shutout streak that sits at, uh, one recreation after beating Notre Dame 2-Zero on Friday night.
Finally, we get to the primary occasion! The No. 13 Wisconsin Badgers (1-Zero general) are in Ann Arbor, Mich. to tackle the Michigan Wolverines (1-2 general) in a primetime showdown on ABC. The Wolverines have misplaced two video games in a row and are in determined want of excellent displaying in opposition to the Badgers. Wisconsin, alternatively, can be trying to shake the rust off after having their final two video games canceled as a consequence of a COVID-19 outbreak among the many gamers and workers.
As we’ve talked about elsewhere on the location, we have no idea precisely who can be within the lineup for the Badgers and who remains to be within the COVID-19 protocol and has to sit down out. Once we study any particulars, we’ll fill y’all in.
If Graham Mertz is beneath middle for Wisconsin, he ought to discover it simpler to get again within the swing of issues than others on the crew as a result of Michigan’s move protection has been dreadful this yr. The Wolverines even have a banged up defensive position so hopefully the Badgers operating recreation get going after they struggled out of the gate in opposition to Illinois.
On protection, the Badgers may have their fingers full with a proficient, but mistake inclined, quarterback in Joe Milton. Milton has a secure of operating backs handy off to as effectively and he may even scamper for yards if wanted. Despite Michigan’s struggles this yr, their battles with Wisconsin are sometimes shut, tense video games and regardless…it’s ALWAYS good to beat Michigan.
Here are the workers predictions for the sport:
Bob: 35-21, Wisconsin
Ryan: 34-10, Wisconsin
Tyler: 31-17, Wisconsin
Owen: 31-24, Wisconsin
Belz: 31-27, Wisconsin
Neal: 33-21, Wisconsin
Rock: 42-30, Wisconsin
Drew: 30-21, Wisconsin
Kevin: 38-24, Wisconsin
J.J.: 45-35, Wisconsin
Neither Wisconsin nor Michigan launched a depth chart for this recreation sooooooo, we’ll submit another enjoyable truth right here as an alternative of the these:
- The Michigan quarterback who has thrown for essentially the most yards in a recreation in opposition to Wisconsin is none apart from…present head coach Jim Harbaugh! He hucked it across the area to the tune of 310 yards in 1986 in a 34-17 UM win.
UPDATE, Saturday Nov. 14th, 5:22 p.m. CST
Here’s a fast clip of Mertz throwing a move and senior QB Jack Coan throwing the ball. Coan, who had foot surgical procedure in early October, is transferring across the area, catching the ball and throwing. pic.twitter.com/zoaIMWnfHp
— Josh Schafer (@_JoshSchafer) November 14, 2020
UPDATE x2, Nov. 14th, 5:47 p.m. CST:
Players who’re out in response to studies:
DE Garrett Rand
OG Josh Seltzner
RB Garrett Groshek
CB Rachad Wildgoose isn’t on the depth chart however his standing is unknown
P Andy Vujnovich is out on the sector and in uniform