The No. 25 Wisconsin Badgers hope to make it four in a row this weekend when the Michigan State Spartans come to town for a Big Ten battle. The Badgers have beat up on the lower teams in the conference lately, sweeping three straight against Illinois, Purdue and MInnesota – three teams that have yet to pick up a Big Ten win.
Michigan State, however, has not been so fortunate. They have three conference losses by a combined six points. That includes a one-point loss to unbeaten Ohio State and a three-point, double-overtime loss to Iowa.
The Spartans are led by junior running back Le'Veon Bell, who is closing in on 1,000 yards rushing for the year. Linebacker Max Bullough leads the defensive charge for Michigan State. He has 68 tackles to pace the top defense in the Big Ten.
For the Badgers, all eyes are on senior running back Montee Ball, who overcame a slight ankle injury last week against Minnesota to lead his team to victory. Wide receiver Jared Abbrederis leads the team with 33 receptions on the season, to round out an offense that is starting to find its stride.
Game time, TV channel: 3:30 p.m., ABC, ESPN2
Odds: Wisconsin is favored by six points.