Illinois vs Wisconsin Live,Wisconsin travels to Champaign, Ill., on Saturday to face Illinois in the Illini’s homecoming matchup.Illinois has forced 13 fumbles this season, which leads the nation in per-game average and is tied for No. 1 overall. Taylor has lost three fumbles this year, including one each in the past two games.No. 5 Wisconsin is undefeated, coming off a 38–13 win over Maryland. It’s the Badgers’ first 7–0 start since 2004. Freshman running back Jonathan Taylor recorded his fifth 100-plus rushing performance against Maryland.
Illinois vs Wisconsin Live
Illinois (2–5) has struggled this season, losing its last game 24–17 to Minnesota. The Illini have not won a Big Ten contest yet. A young team, Illinois has started more freshmen (14) than any other team in the country.Find out how to watch the game below.
The undefeated, No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers head about four hours south via I-39 to take on the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday.
Wisconsin (7–0, 4–0 Big Ten) comes off a 38–13 homecoming win at home against the Maryland Terrapins. The Badgers’ defense held the Terps to only 268 total yards, while true freshman running back Jonathan Taylor rushed for 126 yards on 22 carries with a touchdown.
Illinois (2–5, 0–4) lost to P.J. Fleck’s Minnesota squad up in the Twin Cities 24–17 last Saturday. Lovie Smith’s squad is young, with 14 true freshman who have started so far this year—leading the nation. There are some growing pains, as this team is among the worst in many offensive and defensive categories in the conference.
llinois is dead last in the Big Ten in rushing defense, allowing almost 211 yards per game. That includes the past two contests where both Rutgers and Minnesota gained 274 and 290 yards, respectively (though the Illini only gave up 102 and 47 yards passing, respectively, in both losses). Three of their seven games have resulted in an opponent rushing for over 274 yards, with Iowa also gaining over 190 yards in that contest.
Wisconsin, on the other hand, leads the Big Ten in rushing yards per game (256.9) and boasts the true freshman Taylor, who leads the conference in rushing yards per game (158.9) and rushing touchdowns (11).
The Badgers also lead the conference and are No. 2 in the nation in third =0down conversions (55.2 percent), while the Illini are second-worst in the Big Ten in allowing opponents to move the chains on that down (48 percent).