Wisconsin Football vs. New Mexico Lobos: Tale of the tape

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MADISON, WI – AUGUST 31: Alex Hornibrook #12 of the Wisconsin Badgers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Wisconsin football will return to action at Camp Randall in the second week of action when they host the New Mexico Lobos. Here’s how the two teams match up.

With the first week of college football in the books, both the Wisconsin football program and the New Mexico Lobos started the young season with a win. Wisconsin took care of business at home against Western Kentucky while New Mexico beat Incarnate Word in a high-scoring game.

The Badgers are the favorites to win the Big Ten West and are expected to compete for a Big Ten title and also a spot in the College Football Playoff. Their Heisman candidate running back Jonathan Taylor looked the part, shredding the Hilltoppers for 145 yards on just 18 carries.

Wisconsin’s defense lost a good amount of starter’s from last year but still played up to expectations. Led by veterans T.J. Edwards and D’Cota Dixon, the Badger’s stymied the Western Kentucky offense and held them to just three points.

The New Mexico Lobos are a part of the Mountain West Conference. They are not expected to be competitive this year and have often been picked to finish last in their conference. They are coming off a win versus Incarnate Word, an FCS school, where they put up 680 yards on offense but gave up 30 points and 566 yards.

Wisconsin is surely the favorite to win this game and will outmatch New Mexico on most levels. We’ll take a deep dive into the position by position breakdown and analyze just how these two teams compare.

How will these two teams match up? Here is the tale of the tape.

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