BadgerNotes Staff Predictions: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Purdue Boilermakers
Madison, Wis. – Interim head coach Jim Leonhard and the Wisconsin Badgers (3-4, 1-3 Big Ten) return home on Saturday to host the Purdue Boilermakers (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) at Camp Randall Stadium.
Wisconsin is coming off a heartbreaking 34-28 double-overtime loss to Michigan State, where the Badgers were consistently inconsistent on both sides of the ball.
On the flip side, Jeff Brohm and the Purdue Boilermakers are also coming off a 43-37 victory over Nebraska and are winners of four straight – and are in pursuit of a Big Ten West title.
Here is how our BadgerNotes team sees Saturday’s matchup playing out on the field…
Dillon Graff: Managing Editor
Final Score Prediction: Purdue 24, Wisconsin 21
The Wisconsin Badgers return home to host the Purdue Boilermakers at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday – desperately needing to win if they’re going to remain bowl eligible.
UW’s offense has a ton to prove after last weekend. The offensive line has been disappointing but needs to out-physical Purdue in the trenches to give Graham Mertz and company a chance to move the ball.
Purdue is looking to end a 15-game losing streak to Wisconsin, the longest skid vs. one opponent in school history.
Despite what my heart tells me, my head thinks Purdue walks into Madison and ends their losing streak behind their passing attack.
Brandon Cooper: Staff Writer
Final score prediction: Purdue 35, Wisconsin 28
As much as it hurts my heart, I think the Badgers will lose this game.
I know the game is at Camp Randall Stadium, but the Badgers being 2.5-point favorites is appalling, to say the least.
Purdue’s excellent passing attack will surely give the struggling Badgers secondary problems. I think it will be too much to overcome, no matter how well Wisconsin runs the ball or controls the clock.
The Boilermakers haven’t won against the Badgers since 2003. Sadly I think that incredible streak will come to an end this Saturday.
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