The Utah State Aggies (2-0) hit the road for a Saturday contest against the Wisconsin Badgers (1-1) at Camp Randall Stadium. The Aggies are looking to start the season 3-0 for the first time since the 1978 season and they will face a reeling Badgers team.
Wisconsin got by FCS Northern Iowa, 26-21, at home to start the season and then went on the road against the Oregon St. Beavers, losing 10-7. The loss led to offensive line coach Mark Markuson being fired. Running back Montee Ball, coming back from an offseason in which he was assaulted, has just 181 yards on 47 carries (3.9 yards per carry). In 2011, Ball finished with 1,923 yards and 6.3 yards per carry.
Utah State, meanwhile, had a big overtime win, 27-20, against in-state rival Utah last Friday. Running back Kerwynn Williams and Joe Hill lead the offensive attack with 274 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Quarterback Chuckie Keeton has also been instrumental for the team, completing 77 percent of his passes and coming up with four touchdown passes.
Game time/date: 6 p.m. MT, Saturday, Sept. 15
Location: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison. Wisc.
TV Schedule: Big Ten Network
Odds: Utah State is a 13.5-point underdog.
Matchup History: Utah State leads, 1-0, following a 20-0 victory on Oct. 12, 1968.
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