The Wisconsin Badgers are coming into their third game of the season against Arizona State after shutting out back to back opponents and after defeating UMass and Tennessee Tech, the Sun Devils are next on the schedule and they will welcome the Big Ten powerhouses to the desert on Saturday night on ESPN at 10:30 pm.
The Badgers were one of the best offensive teams in the nation last season and even though they have played two bad opponents, clearly things on defense are going well, as they have let to allow a point yet in two games this season. The team has scored nearly 100 points on offense and the trip to the desert will be the first real test for the Badgers on the season after making it to the conference championship and the BCS last season. The Badgers are ranked 20th in the nation after defeating Tennesse Tech and Gary Anderson has been running the ball a great deal in his first season as head coach after Bret Bielema left for Arkansas.
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The Sun Devils have been scoring quite a bit as well after defeating Sacramento State 55-0 and they will have their first road game against Stanford after playing the Badgers. Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave is developing in his second season as the starter and he threw for 219 yards in the win over TT and now he will have the chance to match up against an experienced defense in the Sun Devils and the team will try to continue its offensive output. The Badgers are averaging over 210 yards passing on the season through two games and are ranked third in the nation with nearly 400 rushing yards per game.
The team has not slowed down despite losing Montee Ball to the NFL and the team is averaging over 45 points per game. The Badgers have been this productive for a number of years and they will try to continue that through the schedule as they play Purdue and Ohio State next. The Buckeyes are ranked number four and that could be one of the most entertaining games of the season and that comes before a game against another ranked team in Northwestern.
The Badgers have two tough road games against Illinois and Iowa before playing BYU, a team that put up over 500 rushing yards against Texas last week and then the team will play against Indiana. The latter part of the season is not nearly as tough as the middle stretch with Ohio State, as Minnesota and Penn State are the final two games on the schedule. Arizona State has been solid on defense, but that is only through one game and they will need to keep it up against a very tough Badgers team. The Sun Devls put up over 360 yards in the air and nearly 160 on the ground and they will try and keep up their scoring against the Badgers on Saturday night in the desert on ESPN.
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