Five Keys to Victory - Wisconsin vs. No.21 Penn State

Five Keys to Victory - Wisconsin vs. No.21 Penn State

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Five Keys to Victory - Wisconsin vs. No.21 Penn State

Wisconsin was able to take care of business last week Saturday in beating Rutgers, but now the Badgers will turn their attention to No.21 Penn State in the first of two straight road games. This contest between the two schools marks their first meeting in the regular since 2013, a 31-24 Penn State win in Madison on Wisconsin’s senior day.

For Wisconsin, here are the five things they need to do to beat Penn State.

1, Wisconsin’s Rushing Attack

Jonathan Taylor once again proved how good he is by rushing for over 200 yards for the sixth time in his career in the victory against Rutgers. The sophomore will attempt for another big week against a Penn State rush defense that’s allowing 184.2 rushing yards over Big Ten play, which ranks ninth in the conference. The Badgers have played three of the five teams who rank below Penn State in rush defense. In those games against Nebraska, Rutgers, and Illinois, Taylor averaged 198 rushing yards. Taylor’s ability to pick up positive yards will allow Wisconsin the chance of keeping drives alive and controlling the clock. Success on early downs should position Wisconsin in a favorable spot, as Penn State is allowing Big Ten teams to covert 35.9 percent (37-for-103) on third down.

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