NCAAF

Michigan State Spartans vs Wisconsin Badgers

Michigan State
Spartans
4 - 2
Wisconsin
Badgers
5 - 0
October 12, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT
 | Camp Randall Stadium

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Michigan State
Spartans
4 - 2
Wisconsin
Badgers
5 - 0
October 12, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT
 | Camp Randall Stadium
  • Heisman Trophy candidate Jonathan Taylor and the Wisconsin Badgers look to improve to 6-0 when they welcome the Michigan State Spartans to Madison on Saturday for a Big Ten showdown. Taylor scored five touchdowns last week as the Badgers recorded their third shutout in five games, while Michigan State is coming off a 34-10 loss to Ohio State.

    Matchup Information
    • Michigan State Spartans vs Wisconsin Badgers (Matchup Report)
    • Date/Time: October 12, 3:30 p.m. ET
    • TV Coverage: Big Ten Network
    • Sportsbook Odds: Wisconsin -10 | O/U 42.5 (Line History)

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    The Badgers are 10-point chalk to earn their 20th victory in their last 22 home games. If the line closes at 10 or higher, it’ll be the largest point spread in 16 all-time meetings between these programs.

    Michigan State News & Notes

    For three of four quarters last Saturday, the Spartans managed to do what no one else has been able to accomplish this season — slow down the Ohio State Buckeyes. Unfortunately for Michigan State, one bad frame was enough to spoil their chances of the upset in Columbus. Ohio State gained 296 of its 529 total yards in the decisive second quarter, scoring 24 points en route to a 34-10 victory.

    The one-sided second quarter showed the one weakness of an otherwise solid MSU defence: a lack of depth. Michigan State got worn down when the Buckeyes started rolling, allowing three different players to break off runs of 35-plus yards. Ohio State finished the game with 323 rushing yards, not exactly what the Spartans wanted to see with the run-heavy Wisconsin offense on deck.

    Depth could be a concern on the offensive side of the ball as well. Michigan State was without five offensive linemen by the end of last week’s loss, while cornerbacks Josh Butler and Shakur Brown also sat out the contest.

    Wisconsin News & Notes

    The best defense in the nation padded its stats last week with its third shutout of the young season, holding Kent State to 124 total yards in a 48-0 rout of the visiting Golden Flashes. Running back Jonathan Taylor also enjoyed the opportunity to polish his resume, scoring a career-high five touchdowns on his way to a 186-yard outing that moved him into third all-time on the Wisconsin rushing yards list. He’s also reached the end zone on each of Wisconsin’s last five game-Sportsbook drives.

    The biggest beneficiary of the comfortable win, however, might have been QB Jack Coan. The junior threw a pair of touchdown passes as part of a 12-for-15 outing, erasing the taste of a zero-touchdown, one-interception, 113-yard performance the previous week against Northwestern.

    Betting Pick: Badgers ATS

    Look for the Wisconsin run game to wear down an overmatched and undermanned Michigan State defense.

    Shark Bites
    • Michigan State is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games.
    • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Michigan State’s last 14 games.
    • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Michigan State’s last 12 games vs Wisconsin.

Odds

Saturday, October 12 Sat Oct 12


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+10.5
-110
+319
o42.5
-110
-10.5
-110
-361
u42.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+8
-110
+305
o40.5
-110
-8
-110
-365
u40.5
-110

Edge Finder

25.83
Total Score
31.83
235.00
Passing Yards
235.50
107.33
Rushing Yards
173.67
24:47
Time on Field
31:02
61.17
Number of Plays
62.50
5.60
Yards Per Play
6.55
25.83
Total Score
31.83
5.83
First Quarter
4.67
7.33
Second Quarter
13.83
5.67
Third Quarter
5.83
7.00
Fourth Quarter
7.50
235.00
Passing Yards
235.50
33.67
Pass Attempts
25.17
21.67
Pass Completions
16.33
1.67
Sacks
2.00
13.50
Sack Yards
11.83
10.85
Yards Per Pass
14.42
107.33
Rushing Yards
173.67
27.50
Rush Attempts
37.33
3.90
Yards Per Rush
4.65
1.17
Interceptions
0.83
1.00
Fumbles
0.50
0.33
Fumbles Lost
0.50
1.50
Total Turnovers
1.33
5.17
Penalties
6.83
44.67
Penalty Yards
66.17
24:47
Time on Field
31:02
61.17
Number of Plays
62.50
5.60
Yards Per Play
6.55
4.33
Punts
3.50
51.63
Punt Average
45.41
56.00
Return Yards
90.33

Head To Head

MICHST
Stat Type WISCSN
5-5
Record
5-5
6-4
ATS
4-6
7-2-1
O/U
7-2-1
29.10
Score
30.90
149.10
Rush Yds
180.20
35.20
Pass Attempts
26.90
57.10
Completion %
59.85
264.80
Passing Yds
213.80
413.9
Total Yds
394
2.10
Turnovers
1.00
MICHST
Stat Type WISCSN
1-2
Record
2-1
2-1
ATS
1-2
1-2
O/U
1-2
20.33
Score
28.33
108.67
Rush Yds
89.00
37.33
Pass Attempts
24.33
58.93
Completion %
65.75
249.00
Passing Yds
195.00
357.67
Total Yds
284
2.33
Turnovers
0.67
Sep 24/16 (1 of 10)
MICHST
Stat Type WISCSN
Home
Away
6
Score
30
-3.5
ATS
+3.5
40.5 o
O/U
40.5 u
75
Rush Yds
122
43
Pass Attempts
26
46.51
Completion %
61.54
250
Passing Yds
195
325
Total Yds
317
4
Turnovers
2
Oct 27/12 (2 of 10)
MICHST
Stat Type WISCSN
Away
Home
16
Score
13
+4.5
ATS
-4.5
40 o
O/U
40 u
61
Rush Yds
19
39
Pass Attempts
22
61.54
Completion %
63.64
216
Passing Yds
171
277
Total Yds
190
1
Turnovers
0
Dec 3/11 (3 of 10)
MICHST
Stat Type WISCSN
Away
Home
39
Score
42
+9.5
ATS
-9.5
56 o
O/U
56 u
190
Rush Yds
126
30
Pass Attempts
25
73.33
Completion %
72.00
281
Passing Yds
219
471
Total Yds
345
2
Turnovers
0
Oct 22/11 (4 of 10)
MICHST
Stat Type WISCSN
Home
Away
37
Score
31
+7.5
ATS
-7.5
50.5 o
O/U
50.5 u
109
Rush Yds
220
31
Pass Attempts
21
70.97
Completion %
66.67
290
Passing Yds
223
399
Total Yds
443
1
Turnovers
2
Oct 2/10 (5 of 10)
MICHST
Stat Type WISCSN
Home
Away
34
Score
24
+2.5
ATS
-2.5
54.5 o
O/U
54.5 u
175
Rush Yds
165
29
Pass Attempts
25
68.97
Completion %
44.00
269
Passing Yds
127
444
Total Yds
292
3
Turnovers
0
Sep 26/09 (6 of 10)
MICHST
Stat Type WISCSN
Away
Home
30
Score
38
+2
ATS
-2
52.5 o
O/U
52.5 u
90
Rush Yds
193
46
Pass Attempts
31
52.17
Completion %
61.29
396
Passing Yds
243
486
Total Yds
436
4
Turnovers
1
Nov 1/08 (7 of 10)
MICHST
Stat Type WISCSN
Home
Away
25
Score
24
-5.5
ATS
+5.5
49 o
O/U
49 u
25
Rush Yds
281
45
Pass Attempts
29
44.44
Completion %
48.28
287
Passing Yds
149
312
Total Yds
430
1
Turnovers
1
Sep 29/07 (8 of 10)
MICHST
Stat Type WISCSN
Away
Home
34
Score
37
+7
ATS
-7
46 o
O/U
46 u
241
Rush Yds
214
36
Pass Attempts
25
61.11
Completion %
68.00
323
Passing Yds
247
564
Total Yds
461
1
Turnovers
2
Nov 13/04 (9 of 10)
MICHST
Stat Type WISCSN
Home
Away
49
Score
14
+7
ATS
-7
45.5 o
O/U
45.5 u
430
Rush Yds
217
20
Pass Attempts
39
50.00
Completion %
53.85
121
Passing Yds
179
551
Total Yds
396
1
Turnovers
1
Nov 15/03 (10 of 10)
MICHST
Stat Type WISCSN
Away
Home
21
Score
56
+3
ATS
-3
54 o
O/U
54 u
95
Rush Yds
245
33
Pass Attempts
26
51.52
Completion %
65.38
215
Passing Yds
385
310
Total Yds
630
3
Turnovers
1

Team Records

MICHST
Record WISCSN
4-2
All
5-0
3-1
Home
4-0
1-1
Away
1-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
2-4
ATS
4-1
1-3
ATS Home
3-1
1-1
ATS Away
1-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
3-3
O/U
2-3
2-2
O/U Home
2-2
1-1
O/U Away
0-1
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
MICHST
Record WISCSN
2-1
All
2-0
1-0
Home
2-0
1-1
Away
0-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
1-2
ATS
1-1
0-1
ATS Home
1-1
1-1
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
2-1
O/U
1-1
1-0
O/U Home
1-1
1-1
O/U Away
0-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
MICHST
Record WISCSN
4-2
All
5-0
3-1
Home
4-0
1-1
Away
1-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
2-4
ATS
4-1
1-3
ATS Home
3-1
1-1
ATS Away
1-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
3-3
O/U
2-3
2-2
O/U Home
2-2
1-1
O/U Away
0-1
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
2:30pm Mostly Cloudy
8ºC / 47ºF
40% Humidity
0% Precipitation
61% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 16
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
Isaac GuerendoRBIs OUT Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Transferred
Isaiah MullensDEIs "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Leg
Chase WolfQBIs out indefinitely, Knee
Graham MertzQBHas entered the transfer portal, Transferred
Isaac TownsendLBIs out for season, Leg
Keeanu BentonNTIs OUT Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Personal
Clay CundiffTEIs out for season, Leg
Hayden RucciTEIs "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Leg
Preston ZachmanLBIs "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Arm
Vito CalvarusoKIs "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Leg
Cole DakovichTEIs "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Undisclosed
Cam LargeTEIs "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Leg
Jack Van DykeKIs "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Leg
Aaron WittLBIs "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Leg
Al AshfordCBIs "?" Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Leg
Mike JarvisDEIs out for season, Leg
Braelon AllenRBIs upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Oklahoma State, Undisclosed
Luna LarsonLBIs out for season, Leg

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Oct 5, 2019OHIOST10-34L+20/51-L/U672182853232065291
Sep 28, 2019INDIAN40-31W-14/43.5-L/O14230044270286356-1
Sep 21, 2019NWESTN31-10W-7.5/35-W/O109228337139126265-2
Sep 14, 2019ARIZST7-10L-15.5/42-L/U113291404761402161
Sep 7, 2019W.MICH51-17W-15/46.5-W/O25133158267285352-1
Aug 30, 2019TULSA28-7W-23.5/47.5-L/U108195303-7315380-3
Dec 31, 2018OREG6-7L-1/46-L/U159172331371662031
Nov 24, 2018RUTGER14-10W-24.5/37.5-L/U137173310108109217-1
Nov 17, 2018NEBR6-9L+1/48-L/U1431462891031452480
Nov 10, 2018OHIOST6-26L+3.5/49-L/U542202741202273472
View Game Logs
DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Oct 5, 2019KENT48-0W-35/58.5-W/U34817252060641240
Sep 28, 2019NWESTN24-15W-23.5/46-L/U13011324397158255-1
Sep 21, 2019MICH35-14W-3.5/45-W/O35912848740259299-4
Sep 7, 2019CMICH61-0W-35/54-W/O1994005991543580
Aug 30, 2019USF49-0W-10.5/58.5-W/U23419943326131157-2
Dec 27, 2018MI-FL35-3W+2.5/44-W/U3337340612148169-4
Nov 24, 2018MINN15-37L-11.5/53.5-L/U1701893592011243254
Nov 17, 2018PURDUE47-44W+3.5/56-W/O385206591763864620
Nov 10, 2018PENNST10-22L+7.5/53-L/U209602691831603432
Nov 3, 2018RUTGER31-17W-29/52-L/U317156473722613332
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