The Wisconsin football team will take on Michigan State Saturday at East Lansing. The Badgers are ranked 4th in the nation and have a record of 2-0 in the Big Ten and they are 6-0 overall. The Spartans are ranked 13th in the coaches poll and 15th in the media top 25. Michigan State is also 2-0 in conference play and they are 5-1 overall. Wisconsin’s lone regular season loss last year was at Michigan State. Badgers head coach Bret Bielema isn’t using revenge as motivation…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/BIELEMA2.mp3|titles=BIELEMA]
The Michigan State defense is one of the best in the nation, allowing just under eleven points and 186 yards per game. Wisconsin sophomore running back James White knows it will be a challenge…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/WHITE.mp3|titles=WHITE]
The Spartans also average three and a half sacks per game, which is eighth best in the country. According to Badgers offensive coordinator Paul Chryst, handling the pressure will be key…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/CHRYST.mp3|titles=CHRYST]
This is the 50th meeting between the two schools with Michigan State holding a 28-21 edge and the home team has won the last six meetings. If Wisconsin wants to end that trend, quarterback Russell Wilson said they will have to keep their poise…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/WILSON1.mp3|titles=WILSON]
Saturday’s game featuring Wisconsin at Michigan State can be heard on 93-9 FM WDOR. Pregame coverage begins at 5 PM. Kickoff is at 7 PM.