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College Football Preview Wisconsin vs. Northwestern

Badgers Looking For That Cheddar Against Wildcats

Posted by: Charlie Smith

Wisconsin Badgers fans betting on college football love Alex Hornibrook long time, and the QB will have to be at the top of his game against the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, November 5th at Ryan Field in Evanston, IL. Here are the online football betting odds for the game:

Wisconsin -7 (+110) 41 (-110) -250
Northwestern +7 (-130) 41 (-110) +210

In all honesty, Hornibrook didn’t have too much of a noteworthy performance in the Badgers’ 23-17 overtime win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday . He finished 10 of 16 for 71 yards with one TD pass to wide receiver Robert Wheelwright. As a matter of fact, alternating QB Bart Houston directed the game-winning drive. But it was really the Wisconsin defense that made the difference. The Badgers intercepted opposing QB Tommy Armstrong twice at crucial moments during the game.

The Wildcats saw a three-game winning streak snapped by the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday. NU signal-caller Clayton Thorson went 22 of 42 for 256 yards with one TD and one interception, and ran for 44 yards on six carries with one score. Austin Carr led the receiving corps with eight catches for 158 yards, and Garrett Dickerson had 43 yards on eight receptions with one touchdown. The Wildcats showed much improvement but could not help losing 20-24. They have not won in Columbus since 1971.

People betting on college football will note that Badgers head coach still announced him as the starting QB for Wisconsin against the Wildcats – which is not to say by any means that Houston is not going to see action on Saturday. Some players such as Cory Clementahem are not quite sold on this strategy, though. Hornibrook has completed 57.3% of his passes for 948 yards, six touchdowns and seven picks. Jazz Peavy and Wheelwright combine for 761 receiving yards and four touchdowns. Troy Fumagalli has 29 catches. The Badgers are averaging 179.2 yards on the ground per game. Corey Clement has run 699 yards and six touchdowns. Wisconsin is yielding 14.6 points and 301.1 yards per game. The Badgers are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games on the road, 8-2 against the spread in their last ten games overall, and 0-7 against the spread in their last seven visits to Northwestern. Wisconsin has won nine straight games against unranked teams.

As for the Wildcats’ betting on college football thingies, Thorson is completing 57.1% of his passes for 1942 yards, 15 touchdowns and six picks. Carr and Flynn Nagel have accrued 1130 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Macan Wilson has 11 catches. Northwestern is averaging 138.7 yards rushing per game. Justin Jackson has run for 868 yards and six touchdowns. The Wildcats are allowing 21.9 points and 414.4 yards per game. Northwestern is 8-17 against the spread in their last 25 games at home and 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 games overall. The Wildcats have defeated four ranked teams since 2014.

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