Wisconsin football is back with an eight-game regular season schedule. Here is Badger of Honor’s game-by-game predictions.
The schedule for Wisconsin football has been released…again. Hopefully this time it will stick. After the Big Ten decided to come back to play this fall, they decided October 24th would be the start date for games.
At first glimpse, Wisconsin looks to have a favorable schedule. They will avoid playing Ohio St. and Penn St. in the regular season, but could very well see either team in the final week of Big Ten play when the conference divisions will cross over to play their counterpart in their standings.
Here is a quick look at the schedule before we dive into game-by-game.
October 24 vs. Illinois
October 31 @ Nebraska
November 7 vs. Purdue
November 14 @ Michigan
November 21 @ Northwestern
November 28 vs. Minnesota
December 5 vs. Indiana
December 12 @ Iowa
December 19 (Big Ten Champions Week) TBD
According to ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI), Wisconsin has an 11.5% chance to win out, a 78.6% chance to win their division, and a 26.3% chance to win the Big Ten, all of which are second in the Big Ten behind Ohio St.
Wisconsin football also has a 38.1% chance to make it into the College Football Playoff (4th in the country), a 17.7% chance to make it to the National Championship game (4th), and a 7.5% chance to win it all (4th). They are behind just Ohio St., Clemson, and Alabama in those three categories. Needless to say, the expectations for the Badgers are high this year.
Now, let’s take a look at each matchup for the upcoming 2020 season, starting with their first game against Illinois.