Wisconsin Football vs. Sun Belt
For the Sun Belt Conference, it would’ve been easier for the list to include teams that Wisconsin Football has played. Eleven teams from the current Sun Belt are yet to tangle with the Badgers.
James Madison Dukes: James Madison was an FCS powerhouse for years before transitioning to the FBS for the 2022 season.
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers: The Chanticleers began playing at the FCS level in 2003 and joined the FBS in 2017. Even though the two have never wrangled in football, their men’s basketball teams played each other in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.
Appalachian State Mountaineers: I will be thankful that this one has never happened based on their history of slaying FBS giants.
Georgia Southern Eagles: The Badgers and Eagles may never have met anyway because of proximity, but Georgia Southern didn’t begin playing FBS football until 2014.
Old Dominion Monarchs: Old Dominion did not have a college football program between World War II and 2009. They joined FBS in 2014.
South Alabama Jaguars: South Alabama’s program began playing football in 2009 and transitioned to the FBS level in 2012.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles: Going to Mississippi would’ve been worth it when Brett Favre played at Southern Miss.
Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns: Formerly the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, there is no better time to get the two teams together than now. The Ragin’ Cajuns have had their most successful stretch in program history recently.
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks: I’ve learned that Wisconsin wants to avoid traveling to Louisiana for a non-conference football game.
Texas State Bobcats: The Bobcats are another program that has yet to play very long at the FBS level.
Arkansas State Red Wolves: The Red Wolves would’ve been a good early season test in 2011 and 2012 when they had Hugh Freeze and Gus Malzahn as their head coaches in back-to-back seasons.