Who Are The Most Important Badgers Against Northwestern?

Who Are The Most Important Badgers Against Northwestern?

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Who Are The Most Important Badgers Against Northwestern?

Wisconsin was able to get the monkey off its back on its last visited Evanston, as the Badgers beat Northwestern on the road for the first time since 1999. A win Saturday at Ryan Field is critical if Wisconsin wants to keep pace in the Big Ten West Division. Achieving that goal depends on whether the Badgers can build off last week’s win over Illinois, a performance that saw UW put up a season-high 49 points but still showed there’s more room for improvement.

The Wildcats have won three straight games and are averaging 25.8 points over Big Ten play, including 27 points over the last three games. Wisconsin’s defense will face a bigger challenge this week against a Northwestern offense that is averaging 374.4 yards of total offense and 296.3 passing yards this season.

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 Northwestern.

Last Week’s Rankings in Parentheses

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