Five Wisconsin Badgers To Fear On Halloween

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Wisconsin Badgers safety Michael Caputo makes a call against Iowa. Jim Oxley photo

Michael Caputo

One of the best playmakers on the team is senior safety Michael Caputo, who terrorizes opposing offenses in both the running and passing games.

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Caputo is near the tops of Wisconsin’s tackling charts with 36 total tackles — despite missing almost the entirety of the Alabama game with a head injury. Throw in two interceptions, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and four pass breakups, and it’s easy to see why offenses across the Big Ten need to look out for No. 7.

And Caputo’s importance doesn’t just end with his production. He’s the unquestioned leader of the team, and is the quarterback of the defense. We saw how things fell apart on the back half when he left the Alabama game, and the Badgers have been a different defense since his return.

Caputo picked off his second pass of the season last week, an interception that proved the final blow to the Fighting Illini. He’ll be looking for more Saturday when Rutgers takes the field at Camp Randall Stadium.

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