Derek Landisch hurries Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown. Jim Oxley photograph
The second half of the Big Ten football season kicks off for Wisconsin this Saturday at Purdue. The Boilermakers (3-6, 1-4 Big Ten) are giving up 31.7 points per game, and are returning home following a two game road trip that saw them lose by a point to Minnesota before getting blown out at Nebraska, 35-14.
Following the Purdue matchup, Wisconsin will face its toughest game left on the schedule when Nebraska comes to Madison.
A game that will likely determine who heads to Indianapolis from the west for the Big Ten Championship, a loss would more than likely end Wisconsin’s chances at a spot in the championship game.
The Badgers then close out the season with a game at Iowa Nov. 22 before looking to defend Paul Bunyan’s Axe Nov. 29 at home.