The Miami Ohio Redhawks (1-0, 0-0 Away) will visit the #20 Wisconsin Badgers (0-1, 0-0 Home) on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin. The game will televise at 12 PM ET on ESPNU. The current odds list Wisconsin as a 33-point favorite with the over/under set at 53.
Miami is coming in off a 26-7 win over Presbyterian. Drew Kummer went 14-19 for 255 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also ran for 35 yards on 6 carries. Alonzo Smith ran for 86 yards on 12 carries and added two touchdowns in the game. Jared Murphy had 5 receptions for 101 yards. Rokeem Williams had 51 yards receiving and a touchdown. The Red Hawks 5-1 ATS in their last six road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games.
Wisconsin is coming in off a 35-17 loss against Alabama. Joel Stave was 26-39 for 228 yards. He threw for two touchdowns and added one interception. He also had 3 carries for -24 yards. Wisconsin had a tough time on the ground. Corey Clement had 8 carries for just 16 yards. Taiwan Deal had 6 carries for 14 yards. Alex Erickson led all receivers with 73 yards and a touchdown. Robert Wheelwright also had a touchdown in the game. The Badgers are 7-3 ATS in their last ten vs. MAC opponents and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
My Pick: Wisconsin -33
I am not very confident in Wisconsin but they are far more superior than Miami is. This should be just what the Badgers need after starting off the season against Alabama. I expect to see the offense light up the scoreboard and get back to even. This is a large spread so tread lightly with it so early in the season. Wisconsin will try to establish their run game so it might not be as high scoring as we think.