Wisconsin Football: A “Way Too Early” look at the 2023 season

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 27: (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 27: (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images) /
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So far I’m 1-1 in my bold predictions. My 3rd bold prediction is that ESPN College GameDay will be in Madison on 10/28 for the Badgers’ biggest game of the year, as Ohio State rolls into town.

These two schools have a storied history of titanic matchups, having met in three Big Ten Championship games in the last nine years.

If there was ever a GOOD time to play Ohio State, this would be the time, as they will have played Penn State the week before. That should be an incredibly physical affair for the Buckeyes.

At the beginning of this article, I said I would try to look at these games realistically. For whatever it’s worth, I have tried to do just that. What I am about to write may upset some naysayers.

I can absolutely see Wisconsin winning this game and getting Luke his first victory against his alma mater. With Ohio State playing, and beating, Penn State the previous week, I think they’ll be prime for a letdown. Madison should be off the chain for this game and  I put the over/under on how many “Jump Around” references you hear at 6.5.

I suspect that Wisconsin will be the underdog for the first time this year and will definitely be taking those points. In addition, I’ll take the over on the “Jump Around” bet too! Bucky beats Brutus to move to 8-0 and ranked either #2 or #3 in the country (sadly, that will depend on how many SEC schools are undefeated….it’s just the world we live in).