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No. 8 Wisconsin vs. No. 4 Michigan: Game Preview, Streaming Info and Predictions

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Everything you need to know about Saturday’s matchup between Big Ten juggernauts can be found here.

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The Michigan Wolverines (4-0, 1-0 B1G) welcome the Wisconsin Badgers (4-0, 1-0 B1G) to the Big House on Saturday afternoon for a massive early season top ten matchup.

In what could be a preview of what is to come in December’s Big Ten Championship game, two of 2016’s best teams to this point will take each other on with a lot on the line before a national audience.

These two teams are traditionally two powers in the conference, but have not met on the field since the 2010 season, where the Badgers walked out with a 48-28 win.

Wisconsin has shocked the college football world early on with a pair of wins against top ten teams and bring a nasty defense to Ann Arbor, though it looks like they will be without linebacker Vince Biegel.

Michigan has not faced a whole lot of adversity early on and this is a team that matches up well with them physically. The Wolverines have more talent and athleticism, however, and that should be enough for a victory and a cover of the spread on Saturday afternoon.

The Badgers have a chance to legitimize their early success, while Michigan has a chance to go out and prove that their dominance has not been a fluke and they are for real. I see the outcome of this one being somewhere in the middle with the Wolverines winning by a few scores.

Prediction Time

Michigan 30, Wisconsin 13

This one could be close early on, but Michigan will pull away in the end. Make your predictions using The Crowd’s Line widget and sound off in the comments below on your thoughts of this week’s matchup.

Game Info

Teams: No. 8 Wisconsin (4-0, 1-0 B1G) vs. No. 4 Michigan Wolverines (4-0. 1-0 B1G)

Date: Oct 1st, 2016

Location: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. (107,601)

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET

Television: ABC/WatchESPN App

Radio: Michigan/IMG Sports Network (for a list of affiliates, click here)

Spread: Michigan -10, O/U 44.5

Fun Facts

  • The game will be seen on ABC by a national crowd. Dave Flemming, Brian Griese and Todd McShay will be on the television call.
  • This will be the 65th meeting between these two schools. Michigan leads the all-time series 49-14-1.
  • Both teams face off ranked in the top ten for the first time in the history of this series.
  • The last time a top ten matchup occurred at Michigan Stadium was last season, which was a 42-13 victory for Ohio State.
  • This is the first game that Jim Harbaugh has coached against Wisconsin in his career.
  • Saturday’s honorary captain will be Ann Curzan, who is a U-M professor and noted author.

Week Four College Football TV/Streaming Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
Kansas at Texas Tech 7:30 p.m. FS1 / FSGo
UConn at (6) Houston 8:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Friday, Sept. 30, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
(7) Stanford at (10) Washington 9:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Toledo at BYU 10:15 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Online
(22) Texas at Oklahoma State 12:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
(14) Miami (FL) at Georgia Tech 12:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Rutgers at (2) Ohio State 12:00 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
(23) Florida at Vanderbilt 12:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
(13) Baylor at Iowa State 12:00 p.m. FS1 / FSGo
Alcorn State at (20) Arkansas 12:00 p.m. SECN Alt. / WatchESPN
Notre Dame vs. Syracuse (East Rutherford, NJ) 12:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Northwestern at Iowa 12:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
UCF at East Carolina 12:00 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
SMU at Temple 12:00 p.m. ESPNews / WatchESPN
Georgia State at Appalachian State 12:00 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
Virginia at Duke 12:30 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Buffalo at Boston College 1:00 p.m. WatchESPN
Oregon State at Colorado 2:30 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Ohio at Miami (OH) 2:30 p.m. BCSN/TWCS / ESPN3
Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green 3:00 p.m. ESPN3
(8) Wisconsin at (4) Michigan 3:30 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
(11) Tennessee at (25) Georgia 3:30 p.m. CBS / CBSSports.com
North Carolina at (12) Florida State 3:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Illinois at (15) Nebraska 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Kansas State at West Virginia 3:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Louisiana-Monroe at Auburn 3:30 p.m. SECN Alt. / WatchESPN
Minnesota at Penn State 3:30 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Purdue at Maryland 3:30 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Wake Forest at NC State 3:30 p.m. RSN / WatchESPN
Navy at Air Force 3:30 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Tulane at UMass 3:30 p.m. ASN/NESN / ESPN3
Akron at Kent State 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Northern Illinois at Ball State 3:30 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
(9) Texas A&M at South Carolina 4:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
San Jose State at New Mexico 4:00 p.m. ROOT SPORTS / CampusInsiders
Oklahoma at (21) TCU 5:00 p.m. FOX / FSGo
Troy at Idaho 5:00 p.m. ESPN3
(18) Utah at California 6:00 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Old Dominion at Charlotte 6:00 p.m. CUSA.TV
Kentucky at (1) Alabama 7:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Memphis at (16) Ole Miss 7:00 p.m. SECN Alt. or ESPN2 / WatchESPN
USF at Cincinnati 7:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
UTEP at Louisiana Tech 7:00 p.m. ASN
Western Michigan at Central Michigan 7:00 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Florida Atlantic at FIU 7:00 p.m. beIN Sports / Stream
Middle Tennessee at North Texas 7:00 p.m. Twitter
Houston Baptist at WKU 7:00 p.m. CS Live
Incarnate Word at Texas State 7:00 p.m. TSSP/KEYE-TV / ESPN3
Missouri at LSU 7:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Marshall at Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m. RSN / WatchESPN
(3) Louisville at (5) Clemson 8:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
(17) Michigan State at Indiana 8:00 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
(19) San Diego State at South Alabama 8:00 p.m. ESPNews / WatchESPN
UL Lafayette at New Mexico State 8:00 p.m. ESPN3
Arizona State at USC 8:30 p.m. FOX / FS Go
Oregon at Washington State 9:30 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Utah State at (24) Boise State 10:15 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Wyoming at Colorado State 10:15 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Arizona at UCLA 10:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Fresno State at UNLV 10:30 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Nevada at Hawaii 12:00 a.m. Oceanic PPV