The Wisconsin Football team got back into the win column this past weekend. After a terrific second half, the Badgers defeated Georgia Southern 35-14. Wisconsin scored the final 28 points after falling behind 14-7 early tin the third quarter.
Up next is the beginning of the Big Ten season. First off is a Friday night road game against the Purdue Boilermakers. Purdue currently sits at 1-2 after falling to Syracuse 35-20. Here is an early look at the Boilermakers.
The Wisconsin Football Defense Could Feast Again
A big story coming into the the Georgia Southern game was the Wisconsin Football defense not forcing a turnover the forst two games. That quickly chnages last week as the Badgers forced six Eagles turnovers. Granted some of those were on quarterback Davis Brin, but credit the front seven for generating enough pressure.
After not turning the ball over in their first two games, Purdue committed four turnovers against Syracuse. Three of those were fumbles. It was a tough night for Texas transfer quarterback Hudson Card. If the front seven can get enough pressure on Card, he’s now shown he can be turnover prone.
Wisconsin Football Can Expect Another Pass First Offense
Nothing should come as a surprise to this Wisconsin Football defense. Purdue runs their own version of the air raid and they want to throw the ball. Card has already thrown for 825 yards with three touchdowns and the one interception. The interesting part? He has a 53.6 overall QBR. That is only good for 73rd in the country.
Hudson Card is better than Davis Brin. The defense allowed Brin to throw for 383 yards. That can’t happen with Card on Friday. If he does that, Wisconsin loses this game. The defense has prevent the big plays and get off the field on third down.
There’s Potential For a Shootout
As mentioned earlier, the Boilermakers want to run their own version of the air raid offense. Through three games, they have averaged 26.3 points a game. However, they have given up 30.0 points a game. It’s a struggling defense for first yer head coach Ryan Walters, who has a great defensive background.
The Badgers should be able to put up points in West Lafayette Friday night. To add on, Purdue also averages over seven penalties a game. If they can play clean on both sides, it could a good night for this Wisconsin Football team.
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