A key Big Ten West takes place in Evanston, Ill., on Saturday within the type of No. 10 Wisconsin vs. No. 19 Northwestern.
This battle of undefeated Big Ten West groups might very doubtless resolve which group represents the division within the Big Ten championship recreation on Dec. 19. Curiously, it follows a equally essential battle within the Big Ten East as No. 9 Indiana travels to Columbus, Ohio to tackle No. 3 Ohio State.
Wisconsin has seemed spectacular in restricted motion this 12 months, placing up 45 and 49 factors in lopsided wins in opposition to Illinois and Michigan, respectively. Those blowout wins bookend canceled video games in opposition to Nebraska and Purdue, which could not be performed attributable to COVID-19 outbreaks among the many Badgers’ group. Those video games, which can’t be made up, positioned Paul Chryst’s group dangerously near the six-game minimal wanted to make the Big Ten championship recreation.
Regardless, Wisconsin has gotten it achieved on each side of the ball: Defensively, the Badgers rank first nationally in each scoring protection (9.0 factors per recreation) and whole protection (218.5 yards per recreation). Offensively, the Badgers have centered across the environment friendly play of quarterback Graham Mertz, who has accomplished 32 of 43 passes for 375 yards and 7 touchdowns to no interceptions.
That stated, the Badgers’ two victims are a mixed 2-6. Northwestern, whereas much less spectacular on the scoreboards, is actually extra battle-tested. After blowing out Maryland and Taulia Tagovailoa 43-3 within the season-opening recreation, the Wildcats fought to one-possession wins over Iowa (21-20), Nebraska (21-13) and Purdue (27-20) every of the next weeks. Will that assist down the stretch of a seemingly dominant Badgers group?
Here’s every little thing it’s worthwhile to know to observe Wisconsin vs. Northwestern on Saturday, together with kickoff time, TV channels and extra.
What channel is Wisconsin vs. Northwestern on at present?
- TV channel (nationwide): ABC
- Live stream: fuboTV
Wisconsin vs. Northwestern shall be broadcast dwell on ABC beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Wisconsin vs. Northwestern begin time
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 21
- Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET
The matchup between the Badgers and Wildcats is the second ABC recreation for Wisconsin in 2020, and first for Northwestern.
Wisconsin soccer schedule 2020
|8||Oct. 23||Wisconsin 45, Illinois 7|
|9||Oct. 31||at Nebraska (canceled)|
|10||Nov. 7||vs. Purdue (canceled)|
|11||Nov. 14||Wisconsin 49, Michigan 11|
|12||Nov. 21||at Northwestern|
|13||Nov. 28||vs. Minnesota|
|14||Dec. 5||vs. Indiana|
|15||Dec. 12||at Iowa|
Northwestern soccer schedule 2020
|8||Oct. 24||Northwestern 43, Maryland 3|
|9||Oct. 31||Northwestern 21, Iowa 20|
|10||Nov. 7||Northwestern 21, Nebraska 13|
|11||Nov. 14||Northwestern 27, Purdue 20|
|12||Nov. 21||vs. Wisconsin|
|13||Nov. 28||at Michigan State|
|14||Dec. 5||at Minnesota|
|15||Dec. 12||vs. Illinois|