Illinois Fighting Illini vs Wisconsin Badgers 10/23/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Illinois Fighting Illini will be grabbing helmets against the Wisconsin Badgers at the Camp Randall Stadium in Madison on Friday, October 23, 2020, at 8:00 PM ET. This will be the first game of the year between Illinois and no.14 Wisconsin in the Big Ten Conference West Division’s first-weekend showdown on Friday. The Fighting Illini is coming off a 4-6 record in their last 10 contests and 6-7 in the 2019 season, allowing them to qualify in the Redbox Bowl where they vowed down to California by a score of 35-20. Senior QB Brandon Peters will be playing in tandem with an experienced offensive line of the returning four of five starters for Illinois.
The Fighting Illini’s ticket to the second straight bowl appearance will be their well-organized defense. Linebackers Jake Hansen and Milo Eifler will be Illinois’ top defenders this season. Last season, QB Brandon Peters recorded a total of 1,884 passing yards with 18 TDs and 8 interceptions. RB Reggie Corbin is the top rusher with 7 TDs in rushing for 675 yards and RB Dre Brown rushed for 584 yards with 5 TDs. In leading the receiving squad, WR Josh Imatorbhebhe caught 33 passes for 634 yards and landed 9 TDs reception for the Fighting Illini.
On the other hand, no.14 Wisconsin posted a 10-4 overall standing last season but lost the Big Ten Championship last season against Ohio State including the Rose Bowl versus Oregon. Last season, the Badgers acquired a six-game winning streak with a 7-2 record in the Big Ten Conference.
This will be a revamped season for the Wisconsin Badgers as some of their players turn professionals, like RB Jonathan Taylor who went to the NFL. Senior QB Jack Coan is back to lead the offense for the Badgers with last season’s record of 18 TDs in throwing for a total of 2,727 passing yards. Wisconsin’s best group of the defensive line will be anchored by NT Keeanu Benton and well-supported by LB Jack Sanborn with a total of 80 tackles and 3 passes defended. Linebackers Chris Orr and Zack Baun each contributed 78 & 76 tackles, respectively, with a combined 7 passes defended to complete the secondary for the Badgers.
Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Wisconsin Badgers. The NCAAF Pick for this game is Wisconsin -20. Wisconsin will have fresh legs in their offensive line with new faces in their roster and the team has great returning forces. The Badgers’ defense will be tough with their returning great group of the defensive line. Jack Coan might be out for the starter due to an injured foot but QB Graham Mertz is very much able to fill in the slot and take Wisconsin to victory. The Badgers will swipe off the Fighting Illini predicted at Score, the Wisconsin Badgers will win to a score of 39-15.
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Illinois Fighting Illini vs Wisconsin Badgers 10/24/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
NCAAF Starting Time: 8:00 PM ET
Location: Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, WI
Date: Friday, October 23, 2020
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Wisconsin Badgers -20
NCAAF Totals: 52