BYU vs Wisconsin : One year later, here’s hoping thousands of BYU fans invade Madison, Wisconsin, with a similar goal of depleting . The Badgers’ tailback is so good that his rare mistakes stand out. The star sophomore is determined to take better care of the football after.
NCAA College Football
BYU vs Wisconsin
Date : Saturday, 15 September
Wisconsin bombed BYU in Provo last year 40-6, easily covering a two-touchdown spread. Now the Badgers are favored by three touchdowns for Saturday afternoon’s clash with the Cougars at Camp Randall. Can Big Red cover the big number. College football point spread: The Badgers opened as 21.5-point favorites, according to sportsbooks monitored.
The Cougars opened their season two weeks ago with a 28-23 upset at Arizona, but suffered a letdown last week and lost at home to the Cal Bears 21-18. So BYU should be primed for a rebound this week, right?
The Cougars, only favored by two points last week, fell down to Cal 14-3, got within 14-10, fell down 21-10 but got back to within three points at 21-18 with just under a minute to go. Unfortunately, an onside kick attempt came up empty.
BYU had chances to score but got stopped on downs twice inside Bears territory in the first half and later threw an interception after reaching the Cal nine-yard line.
The Cougars looked better in their Week 1 victory over the Wildcats, running the ball for 183 yards, grinding out a 37/23 time of possession advantage and winning outright as 11-point dogs on the road.
The Badgers are 2-0 this season, following their 45-14 victory over New Mexico last week. Wisconsin actually spotted the Lobos an early 7-0 lead but slowly took over, scoring the game’s next 31 points. The Badgers allowed New Mexico to get within 31-14 early in the fourth quarter but re-asserted their dominance and tacked on a couple of late scores to avoid some embarrassment.
Despite a slow start Wisconsin out-gained the Lobos 568-211, ran the ball for 417 yards and won time of possession 37/23. Unfortunately for Badgers financial backers they came up one score short of covering a 36-point spread.