Badger of Honor writers predict Wisconsin Football schedule

MADISON, WI - SEPTEMBER 01: Zander Neuville (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Week 4 at Iowa

Sam Land

Quarterback Nate Stanley returns, as do two of his favorite receiving targets in Nick Easley and Noah Fant. However, the Hawkeyes lose star running back Akrum Wadley, in addition to its two best players on last season’s defense in linebacker Josey Jewell and cornerback Josh Jackson. Wisconsin is the more talented team top to bottom, but the atmosphere at Kinnick will make this closer than it should be.

Wisconsin 24 – Iowa 14

Steven Tondi

The first big test for the Badgers arrives in Iowa City.  An inexperienced defensive line and the possibility that this matchup might be a night game is the perfect recipe for an upset.  However, Isaiahh Loudermilk makes his return from an injury and has himself a day.  Both teams will land some heavy blows in what I expect to be an extremely physical game.  This will be a beautiful Big Ten football game.  Hornibrook makes just enough throws including a game-sealing touchdown throw to Kyle Penniston to steal a victory against the Hawkeyes.

Wisconsin 27 – Iowa 17

Christian Borman

In the first true challenge of the year, Wisconsin goes to Kinnick Stadium. Wisconsin pulls out a win in a typical Badger-Hawkeye slugfest.

Wisconsin 14 – Iowa 10

Taylor Laabs

The first real test for Bucky comes in the always tough Kinnick Stadium. Badger fans should pray that this one is played in the afternoon instead of at night to avoid Hawkeye voodoo. Badgers run game should be enough and Hornibrook doesn’t throw two pick-6’s like he did in 2017.

Wisconsin 28 – Iowa 17

Tanner Nestle

Iowa lost a lot on defense and really needed this game to be at home to have a chance. The Hawkeyes have hopes to push Wisconsin for the Big Ten West and it starts with this game.

A combination of poor Wisconsin offense and elite defensive efficiency could hardly keep them in the game last year. Kinnick Magic doesn’t affect Badgers. They win bigger than expected.

Wisconsin 38 – Iowa 21