Capping off a terrific opening-day slate, the Wisconsin Badgers take on the LSU Tigers in Houston, Texas, at NRG Stadium. Both teams have a lot of turnover on both sides of the ball and question marks at the quarterback position.
These schools faced off twice in the 1970s, with LSU taking both games—though they haven't met since 1972 when the Tigers won 27-7 in Baton Rouge.
In light of the new College Football Playoff, high-caliber nonconference games will be played more frequently in the opening weeks of the season. This game is no exception, and neutral-and-neutral series will become a bigger piece of the early-season schedule with television contracts being what they are.
When the two teams face off at 9 p.m. ET, all eyes will be watching (except for those watching Florida State and Oklahoma State) as both teams look to get a leg up on their playoff bid and maybe even a spot in the Top 10.