Wisconsin vs. Akron - 9/10/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Akron Zips (1-0) at Wisconsin Badgers (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Camp Randall Stadium)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -24.5 -- Over/Under: 45 See the Latest Odds
The Akron Zips and Wisconsin Badgers square off Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium.
The Akron Zips take their act on the road after cruising past the VMI Keydets on opening week. Thomas Woodson is completing 71.9 percent of his passes for 407 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. Woodson has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Jerome Lane and JoJo Natson, Jr. have combined for 286 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Austin Wolf has four receptions. The Akron Zips ground game is averaging 151 yards per contest, and Warren Ball leads the way with 110 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Akron is allowing 24 points and 386 yards per game. James Turner leads the Zips with 10 tackles, Jamal Marcus has two sacks and Zach Guiser has one pass deflection.
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The Wisconsin Badgers hope they can build on their upset victory over the LSU Tigers. Bart Houston is completing 61.3 percent of his passes for 205 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Houston has 78 pass attempts in his last two seasons. Troy Fumagalli and Robert Wheelwright have combined for 160 receiving yards on 11 receptions while George Rushing has two receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 134 yards per contest, and Corey Clement leads the way with 86 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 14 points and 254 yards per game. Jack Cichy leads the Badgers with eight tackles, Alec James has one sack and Derrick Tindal has one interception.
The Zips are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Badgers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
This is a trap game where laying a big number with a Wisconsin team that pulled off an upset few saw coming could be dangerous. However, Akron allowed VMI to move the ball on them offensively and that's not good news against a confident and physical Badgers. If Wisconsin shows up with the same energy, this game should be over by halftime.