After 12 weeks on the college football season, there is an extremely important Big Ten game between Minnesota and Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s season started with extremely high expectations. The Badgers were in the preseason top ten according to the AP poll. Currently, the Badgers are ranked fifth in the country and boast an undefeated record. Meanwhile, the Minnesota Gophers are currently 5-6 and are looking for a huge win to qualify for a bowl game.
Wisconsin’s success so far this season is due, in large part, to freshman running back Jonathan Taylor. Taylor has looked amazing this season with 1,657 yards rushing and 12 rushing touchdowns. Taylor entered the season behind both Bradrick Shaw and Chris James on the depth chart but became the undisputed starter after his amazing 223 yard performance against Florida Atlantic back in early September. Taylor’s success has also led to more opportunities in the passing game via play-action passes which could lead to some big passing plays against overly aggressive defenses.
Minnesota’s season started with a ton of uncertainties. At the moment, the biggest concern for the Gophers is starting quarterback Demry Croft. This season, Croft has looked terribly and has thrown for four touchdowns along with seven interceptions. Last week, Croft only completed two of his 11 pass attempts and threw three interceptions as the team got shutout by Northwestern. If Minnesota plans on winning this contest, Croft will need to perform a lot better.
As for my prediction, I will side with Wisconsin. I think that Wisconsin’s defense will keep Croft in check as Taylor leads the Badgers with over 100 yards rushing. I think it will be a low scoring game where the Badgers win by a few possessions.
Minnesota vs. Wisconsin: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: Minnesota vs. Wisconsin
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017
Start Time: 3:30 P.M. EST
Location: TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
How to Watch Minnesota vs. Wisconsin: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details On Your Tablet Or Mobile Device
You can live stream the game on the ABC app.