Saturday 12 PM: #8 Wisconsin vs. Northwestern
The physical, rough-and-ready Badgers are nobody's idea of a fun assignment — win or lose, they leave welts. Wisconsin's defense first, run-heavy approach is borderline antithetical to so much of contemporary college football's Spread Offense Industrial Complex, but that's what makes them dangerous, as well as a joy to watch. Northwestern is a little better than their 4-4 record suggests. They've won three of their last four and played a tight contest with Ohio State last week. They'll be in a bowl game this winter and are a smart pick to keep things close on Saturday. First team to 24 wins?