Who Are The Most Important Badgers Against Michigan?

Who Are The Most Important Badgers Against Michigan?

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Who Are The Most Important Badgers Against Michigan?

Since Michigan lost to Notre Dame to open the season, the Wolverines have won five straight by an average of 28.2 points. Not to mention since the start of Big Ten play, the Wolverines have held their conference foes to an average of 16 points a contest, the best mark over Big Ten play.

Wisconsin will certainly have its hands full on Saturday night as they prepare to play a talented Michigan team under the lights. Michigan Stadium has historically proven to be a difficult place for Wisconsin to win. The Badgers have only won seven games inside the Big House with the last victory coming in 2010.

The rankings for the Front Seven are determined based on performance from last week, expectations this coming week and need. Here are our seven players most important in helping the Badgers to a victory over Michigan.

Last Week’s Rankings in Parentheses

7, Tight End Jake Ferguson (NR)

Ferguson has been Mr. Reliable for Alex Hornibrook in the passing game, as his eight receptions, 105 receiving yards, and two touchdowns leads Wisconsin over its first two conference games. Ferguson’s ability to consistently make plays will be tested against a Michigan secondary that’s allowing 113.3 passing yards over its first three Big Ten games. Michigan’s secondary isn’t going to allow many big plays in the passing game, making Ferguson’s role that much more important of finding the soft spot in Michigan’s pass coverage. Hornibrook consistently connecting with Ferguson will give Wisconsin the chance of converting on third down.

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