Badger of Honor writers predict Wisconsin Football schedule

MADISON, WI - SEPTEMBER 01: Zander Neuville (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Wisconsin Football - Corey Clement
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 03: Corey Clement #6 of the Wisconsin Badgers runs with the ball during the first half of the Big Ten Championship game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Week 11 at Penn State

Sam Land

Like the Michigan game, if Wisconsin was hosting Penn State in Madison, I think the Badgers win this matchup. The Nittany Lions suffered some big losses from last year’s front seven, and I think the Wisconsin offense is going to give them all they can handle. However, beating these Nittany Lions in the raucous atmosphere of Happy Valley is just too much to ask of the Badgers.

Wisconsin 17 – Penn State 24

Zac Pestine

Hornibrook will outplay Trace McSorley in this heavyweight bout. McSorley lit up the Wisconsin secondary in the 2016 Big Ten Championship. But without Saquon Barkley, the Penn State quarterback will not be as heroic in this one. Look for Chris Orr to make a statement with a sack or two.

Wisconsin 31 – Penn State 21

Steven Tondi

This will be the game that defines Wisconsin’s season.  Penn State loses many starters but still possesses a talented passing game and young talent on the defense.  Beaver Stadium is one of the best home-field advantages in college football and Wisconsin hasn’t played there in a while.

However, Wisconsin’s youth, especially in the secondary, will show moments of maturity and put together an impressive outing against the Nittany Lions.  Freshman Aron Cruickshank makes a huge play in the return game and takes a jet sweep to the house.  The Badgers make a statement win and keep their goal to make the College Football Playoff alive.

Wisconsin 34 – Penn State 20

Christian Borman

Going to Happy Valley is a nightmare for visiting teams. Wisconsin is no different. Badgers keep it close but fall in the end.

Wisconsin 28 – Penn State 31

Taylor Laabs

This is maybe the most anticipated matchup of the season. The one-loss Badgers enter Happy Valley with a point to prove to the committee and dominate the time of possession with a heavy dose of Jonathan Taylor on a cold November day. The elements might do the Badgers a favor here as the wintry conditions limit McSorley.

Wisconsin 35 – Penn State 31

Tanner Nestle

Wisconsin will have to win this one in a shootout. They’re built to score and control the clock on offense even if the defense isn’t what we’re used to. Trace McSorley is probably the best player the Badgers will face this year, but Jonathan Taylor and the offensive line can keep the ball out of his hands just enough.

Wisconsin 37 – Penn State 35