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Topic: #15 Wisconsin (2-1, 4-2) at #12 Michigan (4-0, 6-1) Post Game

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#15 Wisconsin (2-1, 4-2) at #12 Michigan (4-0, 6-1) Post Game
« on: October 08, 2018, 07:10:19 AM »
I'm not liking this one at all. UW's secondary is a mess right now. All but one of the starters left the game on Saturday against Nebraska (one for targeting so he'll sit for a half) at one point or another and never returned. A mediocre pass rush is complicated by the loss of the best DE on the team, who left the field on crutches Saturday. Their best OLB is still hobbling around.



I'm not seeing much of a chance for UW here. They are really banged up.
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Re: #15 Wisconsin (2-0, 4-1) at #13 Michigan (3-0, 5-1) Game Week
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 07:23:53 AM »
The UW effect?

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Re: #15 Wisconsin (2-0, 4-1) at #13 Michigan (3-0, 5-1) Game Week
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 07:41:27 AM »
Haha. Yeah, I guess that's not gonna be a thing this season. The defense is too young and banged up to pound people right now.



Just saw that Game Day will be in Ann Arbor on Saturday. Must be a big game.
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Re: #15 Wisconsin (2-0, 4-1) at #13 Michigan (3-0, 5-1) Game Week
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 07:51:35 AM »
Next man up
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Re: #15 Wisconsin (2-0, 4-1) at #13 Michigan (3-0, 5-1) Game Week
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2018, 07:59:06 AM »
It was more like "next 2 men up" on Saturday. UW is beyond the two-deep now in the secondary, if the game was happening today. True freshmen don't often play for UW, but they are this season, out of necessity. UW doesn't recruit like OSU. Players need to develop. 
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Re: #15 Wisconsin (2-0, 4-1) at #13 Michigan (3-0, 5-1) Game Week
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2018, 08:51:01 AM »
Michigan is #13 in Coaches Poll and Wisconsin is #10.  In the AP Michigan is #12 and the Badgers are #15.   I like the Coaches poll better despite Michigan being favored by 7.5 points at this time.  Nor will I let the warm fuzzy from the pass blocking observed against Maryland make me very optimistic.  Wisconsin will be the best defense Michigan has seen to date despite Badgerfan's opening epitaph for the Badger defense.  The long range weather forecast for Saturday is for snow flurries and showers with an evening low of 38 the last time I looked.  Perfect weather for the Badgers to try their classic clock eating ball control running game.
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Re: #15 Wisconsin (2-0, 4-1) at #12 Michigan (3-0, 5-1) Game Week
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2018, 09:10:02 AM »
UW is also missing its best run blocking TE - out for the season. That is huge, especially for a game like this one. I think you'll see packages where UW will deploy 6, even 7, OL to try and run the ball this weekend. They did it against Iowa, which was the best defense they'd seen this season. That gets ramped up another notch with Michigan.



At least they got the road night game jitters out of the way in Iowa City. Michigan Stadium is never amped up like Kinnick is for a night game.
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Re: #15 Wisconsin (2-0, 4-1) at #12 Michigan (3-0, 5-1) Game Week
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2018, 09:26:29 AM »
I think we're all pretty injured (Michigan was down 3/4 of its starting DL versus Maryland and lost some depth behind the starters as well; we've also been down our best WR and RB co-starter), but that does sound particularly bad for UW. And they don't seem to be stemming the injury tide on defense.

This is an interesting game for a lot of reasons - for one because we play too seldom in an expanded Big Ten and, for two, because not many ranked teams run offenses like these anymore. It's also impactful for the whole dang season. Wisconsin has a fair strangehold on the West right now. But if they were to lose once or twice, and they do play two games like this one, things get very interesting over there. And for Michigan, I think it's generally noted that they've put 2017 behind them and are better compared to 2016 when the team came a literal inch from the CFP. But these next 3 games (UW, MSU, PSU) determine all of that. They need to go undefeated through these three to stay in the CFP race. However, winning 2/3 keeps them in the race for the East.
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Re: #15 Wisconsin (2-0, 4-1) at #12 Michigan (3-0, 5-1) Game Week
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2018, 09:30:17 AM »
At least they got the road night game jitters out of the way in Iowa City. Michigan Stadium is never amped up like Kinnick is for a night game.
Your guys have never played there to know. I admit this is the stereotype, but I think it's overstated. Night games in Ann Arbor are very different.

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Re: #15 Wisconsin (2-0, 4-1) at #12 Michigan (3-0, 5-1) Game Week
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2018, 09:36:22 AM »

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Re: #15 Wisconsin (2-0, 4-1) at #12 Michigan (3-0, 5-1) Game Week
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2018, 09:36:46 AM »
Well, lots of kids on UW had never played a road night game at all before Iowa. It's a young group. This will be the 4th night game (2nd road) for them this year. Road games are tough enough and then you add lights and fans who are juiced up more than normal. UW was fortunate to pull out of Iowa City with a W. I'm not optimistic about this one at all.
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Re: #15 Wisconsin (2-0, 4-1) at #12 Michigan (3-0, 5-1) Game Week
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2018, 10:01:34 AM »
UW is also missing its best run blocking TE - out for the season. That is huge, especially for a game like this one. I think you'll see packages where UW will deploy 6, even 7, OL to try and run the ball this weekend. They did it against Iowa, which was the best defense they'd seen this season. That gets ramped up another notch with Michigan.



At least they got the road night game jitters out of the way in Iowa City. Michigan Stadium is never amped up like Kinnick is for a night game.
That's probably not saying much.  Iowa just gave up 31 to a one-dimensional Minnesota offense, and considering the injuries they sustained, they'll probably give up a similar amount to Indiana.

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Re: #15 Wisconsin (2-0, 4-1) at #12 Michigan (3-0, 5-1) Game Week
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2018, 10:42:00 AM »
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Re: #15 Wisconsin (2-0, 4-1) at #12 Michigan (3-0, 5-1) Game Week
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2018, 11:28:33 AM »
This is now a sandbagging thread.

 

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