Saturday, November 5, 2016
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The Wisconsin Badgers take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Ryan Field. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 6.5 point favorites. This season the Badgers are 6-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-6-0. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 2-6-0 and they are 5-3-0 against the spread.
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Alex Hornibrook finished with 71 yards through the air for Wisconsin last week. He completed 10 passes out of 16 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Badgers were led in rushing by Dare Ogunbowale, who finished with 120 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 11 yards per carry. Troy Fumagalli was the team leader in receiving with a total of 48 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Wisconsin got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 61 total plays for 337 yards for the game. The Badgers ran for 223 yards on 38 attempts.
Clayton Thorson finished with 256 yards passing for Northwestern last week. He went 22 for 42, resulting in a 52% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led on the ground by Justin Jackson, who finished with 76 yards on 17 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Austin Carr led the team in receiving with 158 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. Northwestern had 21 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 406 yards for the contest. The Wildcats ran for 148 yards on 29 carries as a team.
Wisconsin scores 24.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 96th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.9 passes on 26.9 attempts for a 59.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 197.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 99th in college football. The Badgers run for an average of 179.3 yards per game on 43.4 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 57th in the nation. They also run 70.3 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 376.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 96th overall this season. The Badgers average 19.9 first downs per game which ranks them 93rd in the country. They accumulate 29 penalty yards per game via 2.9 penalties, which ranks 127th in the nation.
Wisconsin allows 192.1 passing yards per game, ranking 22nd in D-1, and they allow 14.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 3rd. They give up 16.5 completions on 30.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.1. The Badgers allow 109 rushing yards per game on 32.6 carries for an average of 3.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 12th in the country. Wisconsin allows 301.1 total yards per game including 4.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 9th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5 penalties for 41 yards per game, ranking them 12th among D-1 teams.
Northwestern averages 25.1 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 89th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.9 passes per game on 36.6 attempts for a 57 percent completion percentage. They throw for 243.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 53rd in Division 1. The Wildcats run for an average of 138.8 yards per game on 38 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 104th on the ground. They also run 74.6 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 382 yards per game, ranking them 90th in the country on offense. The Wildcats get an average of 21.1 first downs per game, which ranks 66th in the nation. They average 32 penalty yards per game via 3.8 penalties, ranking them 123rd in college football.
Northwestern allows an average of 275 passing yards per game, which ranks 112th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 22.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 31st in the nation. They give up 25.4 completions on 39.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.4 per game. The Wildcats allow 141.5 rushing yards per contest on 36.4 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 39th in the country. Northwestern allows 416.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 73rd in D-1. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 5.1 penalties for 51.3 yards in each contest, ranking 51st in the nation.
Wisconsin Betting Trends
Wisconsin is 2-6-0 against the over/under this season
Wisconsin has an ATS record of 6-2-0 this season
Northwestern Betting Trends
Northwestern is 2-6-0 against the over/under this season
Northwestern has an ATS record of 5-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/29/16 NT Olive Sagapolu Arm out indefinitely
10/28/16 LB Zack Baun Leg is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/27/16 CB Derrick Tindal Leg is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/25/16 LB Griffin Grady Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/25/16 OL Jacob Maxwell Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/24/16 LB Jack Cichy Pectoral out for season
10/24/16 CB Natrell Jamerson Leg "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/23/16 FB Alec Ingold Arm "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/23/16 WR Robert Wheelwright Leg "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/23/16 LB T.J. Watt Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/23/16 OL Jon Dietzen Leg "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/23/16 S Keelon Brookins Leg "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/20/16 LS Jake Cesear Undisclosed has left team
09/29/16 K Rafael Gaglianone Back out for season
09/10/16 OL George Panos Shoulder out for season
09/05/16 LB Chris Orr Leg out for season
08/25/16 OL Dan Voltz Knee out for season
10/30/16 DB Trae Williams Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/24/16 CB Matthew Harris Undisclosed has left team
09/18/16 RB Warren Long Hand expected to miss 3-4 weeks
08/19/16 DB Keith Watkins II Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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