The Wisconsin Badgers shoot for their fifth straight Big Ten win this afternoon when they take on the Maryland Terrapins in college football action in College Park, Maryland.
The Badgers said this week that they’re looking to increase the number of take/aways they get and they should have a chance to act on it against Maryland. The Terrapins 28 turnovers in eight games is the worst mark in the country.
Maryland has thrown 23 interceptions, compared to Wisconsin’s six.
The Badgers go in with just six interceptions on the season.
The Badgers special teams coverage units will be challenged. Maryland’s William Likely has three return touchdowns, two on punt returns and one via a kickoff return. Likely ranks fourth nationally on punt returns and 29th on kickoff returns.
Wisconsin running back Corey Clement expects to be even healthier this week after rushing for 115 yards and scoring three touchdowns in last weeks win over Rutgers. In fact, the Badgers expect to have Clement, Dare Ogunbowale and Taiwan Deal together for the first time since the season opener against Alabama.
It’ll be important for the Badgers to establish a ground attack to slow down Maryland’s pass rush. The Terrapins rank second in the Big Ten in sacks with 28. Be comparison, the Badgers have just 14 sacks in nine games.
Wisconsin is a 12-point favorite.