Wisconsin vs. BYU fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, September 15
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI
Wisconsin (2-0) vs. BYU (1-1) Game Preview
One Reason Why BYU Will Win
Tanner Mangum might have thrown two picks in the loss to Cal, but he’s made the BYU quarterback situation solid again.
He’s at least moving the offense and giving the attack a steady leader – something sorely missing in last year’s ugly 40-6 loss to the Badgers. The Wisconsin defense was having major problems early on last week against New Mexico’s versatile offense when Tevaka Tuioti getting the ball out of his hands in a hurry.
If Mangum can make quick decisions and get some time, he should be able to keep the chains moving.
Defensively, all things considered, the run defense has held up well so far. There’s good play from the defensive front, allowing just 313 rushing yards against Arizona and Cal. But ..
One Reason Why Wisconsin Will Win
The Badger offense is humming, especially on the ground.
The offensive front destroyed WKU and New Mexico as the game went on, and Jonathan Taylor has taken advantage, going off for almost eight yards per carry and close to 400 yards in two games.
Helping the cause has been the emergence of receiver AJ Taylor, who followed up his breakout performance against Miami in the Orange Bowl to close out last season with two straight five-catch games, lighting up New Mexico for 134 yards.
For all of the good things the BYU defense has done so far, it’s not getting behind the line, and the secondary is giving up too many deep balls.
What’s Going To Happen
Lather, rinse, repeat.
Wisconsin will need a quarter to get going, the defense will look a little rocky, and then it’ll start teeing off on the quarterback, the Taylors will come up with several big moments, and the Badgers will pull away in the second half.
BYU has found a way to stay close with two superior teams so far, but the Badgers are a whole other issue.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Wisconsin 37, BYU 16
Line: Wisconsin -21.5, o/u: 44.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Must See Rating: 2.5
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