BYU vs. No.6 Wisconsin - How To Watch And What You Need To Know

BYU vs. No.6 Wisconsin - How To Watch And What You Need To Know

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BYU vs. No.6 Wisconsin - How To Watch And What You Need To Know

BYU (1-1) vs. No.6 Wisconsin (2-0, 0-0 Big Ten)

Date/Time – Saturday, September 15, 2:30 p.m. CT

Stadium – Camp Randall (80,321/FieldTurf)

Television – ABC (Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams)

Radio – Wisconsin Radio Network (Matt Lepay, Mike Lucas, Mark Tauscher), Sirius 133, XM 195.

Online – FutboTV (try it for free)

Series – Wisconsin leads 2-1 (Series tied 1-1 in Madison)

Point Spread – Wisconsin by 21.5

Last Meeting

PROVO, Utah — Alex Hornibrook threw for four touchdowns and 256 yards as the Badgers eased to a 40-6 victory over BYU. Wisconsin met little resistance as it put the game away in the first half and led 24-6 at halftime. Hornibrook missed on only one pass all day. He completed 10 of 11 passes in the first half for 149 yards and two touchdowns. The second half was more of the same as he hit on all eight attempts. The sophomore put up career highs in passing yards, passing touchdowns and completions. The 94.7 completion percentage was a single-game school record.

Jonathan Taylor gave the BYU defense fits as he repeatedly sidestepped defenders and finished runs with power. The freshman running back gained 128 yards and scored once on 18 rushes. The Badgers’ first punt of the day didn’t come until the third quarter after scoring on all four first-half drives, including three touchdowns. The Cougars were outgained 491 total yards to 192.

Series Notes

The teams have split their previous meetings in Madison, with the Badgers most recently claiming a 27-17 triumph in 2013. BYU won 28-3 in 1980, as quarterback Jim McMahon accounted for all four BYU touchdowns, converting a 1-yard run and completing three TD passes.

Saturday’s game marks the 11th for Wisconsin vs. an independent program since the FBS was formed in 1978. UW is 6-4 against independents during that time, having won each of its last four matchups:

Wisconsin Notes to Consider

The Badgers have played 15 non-conference games at Camp Randall in the last six seasons (since 2013) and have nearly held half those opponents (seven) without an offensive touchdown, most recently keeping Western Kentucky out of the end zone on Aug. 31. UW’s 15 opponents over that span have averaged just 7.9 points per game — including four shutouts.

Wisconsin held New Mexico to 77 rushing yards last Saturday. Dating back to the start of last season, the Badgers have given up 100 rushing yards to a team just seven times in 16 games.

Dating back to the start of last season (16 games), QB Alex Hornibrook has thrown 23 touchdown passes against only two interceptions in the red zone.

BYU Notes to Consider

BYU is looking for its third win over a Big Ten team on the road in the past four seasons. The Cougars beat Nebraska on the road in 2015 on Tanner Mangum’s Hail Mary to Mitch Mathews. In 2016, Taysom Hill and Jamaal Williams ran past the Spartans of Michigan State in East Lansing in a 31-14 victory.

BYU had several changes on the coaching staff in the offseason, namely making Jeff Grimes is the new offensive coordinator. Grimes spent the last four seasons as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator at LSU and brings 25 years of coaching experience to his second stint as a Cougar.

BYU junior DB Austin Kafentzis was a quarterback at Wisconsin during spring practice in 2015.

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