Wisconsin at Northwestern Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 9/30/2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Ryan Field in Evanston
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The #17 Wisconsin Badgers (3-1) will be going for their fourth consecutive win when they face the tough defense of the Northwestern Wildcats (2-2) on Saturday afternoon. Wisconsin beat Northwestern 35-6 at home last year.
Wisconsin outscored South Florida 24-7 in their game last Saturday and went on to win 27-10 at home. They held USF to just 245 total yards in that game while their offensive was able to put up 294 yards on the ground alone.
The Badgers are averaging 343 rushing yards per game this season, which is fourth-best in the country right now. Their top rusher has been junior running back Melvin Gordon, who has averaged 7.8 yards per carry and has 612 yards and eight touchdowns. Wide receiver Alex Erickson has caught 21 passes for 256 yards and one score this year.
Northwestern won its second game in a row and its first Big Ten win when they beat Penn State 29-6 last Saturday. They held Penn State to just 50 rushing yards in the game and 266 yards overall.
The Wildcats have struggled offensively this season, but their defense is only giving up 16.8 points per game. Running back Justin Jackson has 234 rushing yards with two touchdowns and has averaged 4.2 yards per carry. Linebacker Collin Ellis leads the Wildcats with 26 tackles, and he also has a sack and an interception.
Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
Wisconsin Badgers are 1-3-0 Against the Spread
Wisconsin Badgers are 2-1-0 against the Over/Under
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
Northwestern Wildcats are 1-3-0 Against the Spread
Northwestern Wildcats are 0-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
No injuries to report at this time
09/28/14 LB Collin Ellis Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
08/27/14 DL Sean McEvilly Foot out for season
08/13/14 WR Christian Jones Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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