BIG TEN FOOTBALL: Wisconsin Badgers 2008 Season Predictions

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BIG TEN FOOTBALL:  Wisconsin Badgers 2008 Season Predictions

The biggest question surrounding the 2008 Wisconsin Badgers is who will start at quarterback, senior Allan Evridge or junior Dustin Scherer?  

If there's a silver lining to the lack of a quarterback solution, it's the fact the Badgers return all of their running backs, almost all of their offensive linemen and all-American tight end Travis Beckum. 

Wisconsin also boasts a talented, experienced defense.

Here are my predictions for the 2008 Wisconsin Badgers:

8/30     AKRON

The Zips can't keep up with the Badgers.

Prediction:  Win (44-10)

9/06     MARSHALL

A practice game before traveling to the West Coast.

Prediction:  Win (48-13)

9/13     at FRESNO STATE

Coach Pat Hill and the Bulldogs aren't shying away from lofty expectations.  The Badgers better not overlook them.

Prediction:  Loss (35-34)

9/27     at MICHIGAN

The Badger defense saves the day.

Prediction:  Win (24-17)

10/04   OHIO STATE

The Badgers keep it close until early in the fourth quarter, when Beanie Wells runs for two touchdowns to seal the victory for the Buckeyes.

Prediction:  Loss (34-16)

10/11   PENN STATE

This will be a battle for the Big Ten Runner-Up spot. 

Prediction:  Win (31-28)

10/18   at IOWA

The Hawkeyes are just over-matched.

Prediction:  Win (42-21)

10/25   ILLINOIS

The Badgers are determined to win out.

Prediction:  Win (27-21)

11/01   at MICHIGAN STATE

This game will be a lot closer than people think.  Sparty just misses.

Prediction:  Win (24-21)

11/08   at INDIANA

It's nice when you get Wisconsin at home.  Usually...

Prediction:  Win (20-17)

11/15   MINNESOTA

The Badgers get a scare...in the first half.

Prediction:  Win (31-17)

11/22   CAL POLY

A joke of a game to finish the season.

Prediction:  Win (56-6)

Final Record: 10-2.  The Badgers will finish the season strong and be invited to a BCS bowl for the first time under Coach Bret Bielema.

 

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