Badger of Honor writers predict Wisconsin Football schedule

MADISON, WI - SEPTEMBER 01: Zander Neuville (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MADISON, WI - SEPTEMBER 01: Zander Neuville (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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MADISON, WI – SEPTEMBER 30: Jonathan Taylor (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Week 9 at Northwestern

Sam Land

The Wildcats are certainly capable of pulling an upset this season at home. They return a legitimate NFL prospect at quarterback in Clayton Thorson, an experienced group of receivers, and some nice pieces on defense, including one of the nation’s best linebackers in Paddy Fisher. Wisconsin once again is a far superior team to Northwestern, but the Wildcats have the talent on their roster to give the Badgers a tough fight on their home turf.

Wisconsin 31 – Northwestern 24

Steven Tondi

The game Badger fans always dread to see on the schedule, a road game in Evanston.  In what is essentially a guarantee, this game will be cold and feature rain throughout.  This game will be decided in the trenches, an area where I believe the Badgers have an edge.  Wisconsin’s linebackers will overwhelm Northwestern’s offensive line all game.  Expect a heavy dose of Jonathan Taylor, tallying over 30 carries and about 200 yards.  Hornibrook struggles a bit, but the running backs and the offensive line help out their quarterback.

Wisconsin 27 – Northwestern 14

Christian Borman

Wisconsin always seems to have a little trouble at Northwestern, splitting the last two games at Ryan Field. The Wildcats give Bucky some trouble at first, but in the end, can’t hang with the Badgers.

Wisconsin 28 – Northwestern 17

Taylor Laabs

The Badgers always struggle in Evanston and this year should be more of the same. That said, the experience of Wisconsin’s offense and Paul Chryst’s shrewd playcalling allows Wisconsin to sneak by with the W.

Wisconsin 28 – Northwestern 24 

Tanner Nestle

Northwestern was sneaky good last year and this game should be one they have circled. The next step for Northwestern is to take the crown in the Big Ten West. It can certainly give Wisconsin a run for its money, but the fact still remains: Wisconsin is better than Northwestern. And Wisconsin doesn’t lose to teams it’s better than.

Wisconsin 30 – Northwestern 20