Wisconsin receivers vs. the Kent State secondary
Last week was a forgettable one for the receiving corps of Wisconsin football. The Wisconsin receivers combined for just 67 yards receiving on eight receptions. The leading receiver for the Badgers last week was running back Garrett Groshek, who had just 31 yards.
Cephus finished with three catches for 30 yards, Davis also caught three passes for 24 yards and A.J. Taylor had only one catch for eleven yards. Ferguson finished with just a catch for two yards. Ferguson has really had a tough start to the season. He’s caught just ten passes all season for 101 yards and no touchdowns. He also had a fumble against South Florida to start the season.
The game against Northwestern was not the kind of performance we’ve come to expect from this Wisconsin passing attack. Hopefully, this was just a minor setback for the Badgers’ passing attack. Like Jonathan Taylor, I think this game will give these receivers a good chance to get back on track.
This Kent State secondary has been giving up a lot of yards. They allow 218.7 yards per game, and that’s with Auburn passing for just 166 yards because they ran the ball for 467 yards. If they would have passed as much as they usually do, that average would have shot up.
The big stat that popped up to me was that the Golden Flashes give up an average of 12.9 yards per completion, which is 87th in the country. Meanwhile, the Badgers offense averages 10.8 yards per completion, which is only 105th in the country. This is a big opportunity for the Wisconsin passing attack to get on track and get in a groove this weekend.
Overall, this should be a win for Wisconsin football, but I think this game comes at a good time for the Badgers. After a lackluster game offensively, this could give them a chance to work out any problems or wrinkles they ran into last week before they start up Big Ten play again next week.