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In a rematch of a game where we witnessed what is sure to be an ESPY Play of the Year nominee, the Wisconsin Badgers will meet the Michigan St. Spartans this Saturday night at Lucas Oil Filed in Indianapolis, IN.
The Spartans won that first meeting on an amazing Hail Mary pass by Kirk Cousins which was caught by Keith Nichol, all but shattering the Badgers' chances at a national championship.
That game hurt them badly and it showed the next week, when the Badgers lost to the Ohio St. Buckeyes on a Hail Mary pass for the second week in a row.
They have since shaken that off with a four-game winning streak, but that doesn't erase the bad memories of that game.
There’s no doubt that Russell Wilson and his team have that Hail Mary pass burned into their minds and want to avenge that loss.
The Spartans must contain the Badgers' running game if they’re to have any chance of beating Bucky for a second time this year.
Monte Ball is currently No. 2 in the nation with 1,622 rushing yards and No. 1 in the country with 34 total TDs, which is nine more than the next closest player.
If Ball isn’t carrying it, there’s the threat of Wilson taking off with the rock in his hands. He has 325 rushing yards and five scores of his own.
In the end, Bucky’s ground game is going to be too much for Sparty to handle. From here, it looks like the Big Ten title is ‘On Wisconsin.’
Prediction: Badgers win 30-27.
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