No. 4 Michigan has rolled through it’s competition thus far in 2016, starting out 4-0. Their week five opponent has put up some impressive victories of their own this season, No. 8 Wisconsin.
The 4-0 Badgers have already beat two top ten teams, Michigan State and LSU, and are eyeing to make Michigan the third casualty. While Michigan will be their toughest test yet, Wisconsin will also be the toughest test for Michigan yet also.
- Averaging 3.9 yards per rush
- 60th in passing yards (905)
- Only have given up 6 sacks
- 7th in scoring defense (11.8 points per game)
- 12th in total defense (277 yards per game)
- 9 takeaways in 2016
- Hasn’t given up more than 17 points
What they are saying
Paul Chryst on Michigan:— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) September 26, 2016
"well-coached, talented team...their players understand what they're doing and are confident."
#Badgers coach Paul Chryst on Michigan's Jabril Peppers: He is the best player in college football.— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) September 26, 2016
Michigan's Jim Harbaugh has been friends w/ Paul Chryst for nearly 30 years. Calls him "a great guy to get along with. A great guy’s guy."— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) September 27, 2016
Jim Harbaugh. “Wisconsin is going to be darn tough to beat. If we play at our best we’ll be darn tough to beat.”— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) September 27, 2016
Jim Harbaugh on Wisconsin: "Big team, I wonder if the field's going to be wide enough. ... Big, physical team, I'm very impressed."— Zach Shaw (@_ZachShaw) September 26, 2016
Michigan is currently a 10 point favorite to win the game
Players to Watch
OLB Vince Biegel: 10 quarterback hurries vs. Michigan State.
OLB T.J. Watt: Named BIg Ten Player of the Week and Walter Camp Player of the Week after piling up six tackles and 2.5 sacks vs. the Spartans.
QB Alex Hornibrook: The freshmen quarterback had ample time to throw against MSU and picked them apart. "He really acquitted himself well," Harbaugh said. "Made a name for himself. Very impressed with how he played; the accuracy of his throws, the poise with which he played, it was impressive."
CB Sojourn Shelton: Had an INT in the MSU game
RB’s Corey Clement and Dare Ogunbowale: Michigan has surrendered some big outside runs, they will need to contain this duo.