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Wisconsin rises in the AP Poll
The Badgers beat Northwestern in a game where they didn’t play their best, but voters in the AP Top 25 didn’t hold it against
them. Not only did Wisconsin not move down in the poll, coach Paul Chryst’s team actually
moved up one spot to No. 9.
The Badgers are 12.5-point favorites in their game against Nebraska on Saturday, the first time since 2008 that the Huskers
have been double-digit underdogs in a home game. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus
has an early look at the matchup that features the only Big Ten West teams still unbeaten in conference play.
Donte Burton commits
Wisconsin added to its 2018 recruiting class on Sunday, getting
a commitment from 3-star cornerback Donte Burton. The Badgers now have 19 commits in the class.
12-0 still on the table for Wisconsin
Though they had an up-and-down performance against Northwestern on Saturday, the Badgers’ chances of going 12-0 and
crashing the College Football Playoff are still very much alive, writes Sean Keeler, who looks at Wisconsin’s bowl
D’Cota Dixon honored
Junior D’Cota Dixon had the game-sealing safety against the Wildcats on Saturday, but it was just the cherry on top of
a game that led to him being named the Walter Camp National FBS Defensive Player of the Week.
Love and #Wisconsin safety D’Cota Dixon
named Walter Camp National FBS Players of the Week.
Lack of offensive consistency a concern for Wisconsin
The Badgers are 4-0 and averaging 40.8 points per game, but the lack of consistency from one half to the next on offense
is a concern that Wisconsin is battling to find an answer to, writes
Natrell Jamerson shows his versatility
One of the fastest and strongest players on the team, Natrell Jamerson can do a little bit of everything for the Badgers.
On Saturday against Northwestern, the senior safety did just that, per Jason Galloway
of the Wisconsin State Journal.
Men’s hockey starts the season strong
Wisconsin carried its strong finish from last year into its season opener on Sunday, getting a 3-2 win against Michigan
Tech at the Kohl Center. UWBadgers.com
has more on coach Tony Granato’s team earning a win in its opener for just the second time in 10 years.
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