The Badgers leads the all-time series 8-4, including 6-4 in Big Ten play. This has always been a low scoring series with the teams averaging a combined 36 points per game. Watch for the defenses to battle this one out and a turnover or two being the deciding factor in this game.
PJ Hill has rushed for 750 yards on 160 carries, thats 4.7 yards per attempt. Thats good! Very good in fact, stacking the box would allow Tyler Donovan to throw to his receivers with 1 on 1 matchups. This could potentially be bad for Penn State. Justin King is simply not playing up to his potential. He has already been burned numerous times by receivers far less talented and continues to talk about how he wants teams to throw to him. Penn State fans should hope he is not caught up 1 on 1 against some of Wisconsin's receivers because odds are he will not be able to hold for an entire game. But defensively, we have shown we can slow down, if not stop the run unless PJ Hill and Wisconsin decides to run out of the multiple option sets Illinois has perfected.
Watch for Beaver stadium to start off rocking and hostile to a young coach who has decided to mock Penn State last year by using a rules loophole to render Penn State helpless prior to the end of the first half last year in Madison as Bret decided to run offsides not once, but twice on kickoff allowing the clock to wind down against Penn State. Anthony Morelli must take advantage of the rancous crowd to put Penn State up early and I mean touchdowns, none of those field goals we are so prone to kick. Common Joe! 2 field goals still leaves us down 1 point to a touchdown and thats 2 good field possessions versus 1. Morelli better have his head on straight or the crowd will turn vicious on him real fast for he has not earned himself any respect following a dismal second half performance against Iowa after bombing on both previous road games. Joe will not demote Morelli, but the crowd will sure let him know if they are dissatisfied real quick.
High of 59'F and low of 44'F forcasted for Saturday. A partly cloudy day should keep temperatures chilly so bring those white sweatshirts and jackets and wave those white towels. Bring a towel! Scare a Badger!