Biggest Game:Â October 16 Ohio State
Predicted record:Â 10-2 (6-2)
Projected Big Ten standing:Â 3rd Â Â Â Â
Returning Starters:Â 16Â Â OFFENSE:Â 10Â Â DEFENSE:Â Â 6Â Â Â Â Lettermen return:Â 46 Â Â
Head Coach:Â Bret BielemaÂ 5th Season at Wisconsin Last Season:Â 10-3 SN Predicted 8-4 Lifetime:Â 38-14Â
Top assistant:Â OC Paul Chryst
If you get to spend any time with Bielema you canâ€™t help but like him.Â He has taken unwarranted heat in Madison that makes anyone with a brain laugh.Â He has performed admirably as a head coach and will once again have a big campaign for the Badgers.
He has the second best offense in the Big Ten and his team is the best one he has had in Madison in his five years.Â If they didnâ€™t have the Buckeyes and the Hawkeyes back to back I think the season could be really different.Â I actually think they are better than Iowa, but with what I think will be the toughest game for the Buckeyes the week prior to the Hawks, I donâ€™t think they can recover in time to go to Iowa City and win.
If the Badgers somehow could get an upset win over the Buckeyes, I expect them to beat Iowa the next week, go undefeated, and play for the national title.Â They will be the toughest test for the Buckeyes and that game should he a hoot nanny.
The Badgers are the real deal and have all the tools to be great.Â They are fun to watch and can bring it in all facets of the game.Â Keep a keen eye on the Badgers this season.
September 4 @UNLV WIN
September 11 San Jose State WIN
September 18 Arizona State WIN
September 25 Austin Pey WIN
October 2 @Michigan State WIN
October 9 Minnesota WIN
October 16 Ohio State Loss
October 23 @Iowa Loss
November 6 @Penn State WIN
November 13 Indiana WIN
November 20 @UM WIN
November 27 Northwestern WINÂ