Florida Atlantic Owls (0-1) at Wisconsin Badgers (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Camp Randall Stadium)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -31 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The FAU Owls and Wisconsin Badgers meet Saturday in college football action at Camp Randall Stadium.
The FAU Owls need a bounce back performance after getting waxed by Navy in their opener, 42-19. The FAU Owls have lost eight of their last 10 road games. Daniel Parr is completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 281 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Parr has two touchdown passes on 66 pass attempts. Willie Wright and DeAndre McNeal have combined for 180 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Harrison Bryant has two receptions. The FAU Owls ground game is averaging 40 yards per contest, and Kerrith Whyte, Jr. leads the way with 36 yards on six carries. Defensively, Florida Atlantic is allowing 42 points and 526 yards per game. Azeez Al-Shaair leads the FAU Owls with 14 tackles, Chris Tooley has one interception and Quran Hafiz has one pass deflection.
The Wisconsin Badgers look for a quick 2-0 start after beating Utah State in their opener, 59-10. The Wisconsin Badgers have won four straight home games. Alex Hornibrook is completing 65.2 percent of his passes for 244 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Hornibrook now has 12 career touchdown passes on 204 pass attempts. Troy Fumagalli and A.J. Taylor have combined for 143 receiving yards and one touchdown while Quintez Cephus has three receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 234 yards per contest, and Jonathan Taylor leads the way with 87 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 10 points and 304 yards per game. T.J. Edwards leads the Wisconsin Badgers with seven tackles, Isaiahh Loudermilk has one sack and Joe Ferguson has one interception.
The Owls are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Badgers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Badgers last 5 games overall and the over is 4-0 in Owls last 4 games overall.
FAU was waxed by Navy in a game at home that had one of the bigger home crowds due to the excitement Kiffin has brought to the program. If the Owls couldn't put up a fight there, I highly doubt they can do anything on the road against a Big Ten contender in the Wisconsin Badgers. This is likely going to be a downright beatdown on both sides of the field. While I'm not one to go to the extreme after just one week, FAU doesn't have the talent on either side of the ball to hang with the Badgers in this contest.