BIG TEN FOOTBALL: Wisconsin Badgers 2008 Season Predictions

Kristofer GreenSenior Writer IJuly 27, 2008

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)

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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)


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)


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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