The Wisconsin Badgers (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) face the Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0, 0-0) in Big Ten Conference play Saturday night in Columbus, Ohio.
The Buckeyes get Braxton Miller (QB) back after missing two weeks with a knee injury. They are expected to give backup Kenny Guiton some snaps as well. Guiton already has 12 touchdown passes under his belt.
The Badger did a number in defending Miller the last time they played, holding him to 48 yards rushing and 97 yards passing. He’s a run first quarterback and the Badgers no doubt have been devising schemes to try to shut him down again.
For the Badgers to have a chance to win, they need better quarterback play from Joel Stave. He’s struggled in the passing game the last couple of weeks and has lost his touch on the deep ball to senior Jared Abbrederis. The Badgers already have one of the best rush units in college football, but if they can’t throw it, the Buckeyes will load the box and make life difficult on Melvin Gordon and company.
I have more thoughts on Saturday nights game, along with Mariano Rivera’s final game in New York and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig announcing that he is stepping down in 2015 in this WRN Sports Daily.