Give us your Wisconsin prediction

We interrupt your bye week…

However annoying that may sound to you, there’s no avoiding the fact that the Badgers are coming to town.  I watched the Wisconsin-Northwestern game today, and while the Badgers weren’t completely overwhelming, they easily handled the #19 Wildcats, a team that’Blog Photos more talented than their name would let on. UW is a team that likes to run the ball with the talented duo of Melvin Gordon and James White.  Although their QB Joel Stave (pronounced STAH-vee…gotta let the “a” breathe like Fandango) isn’t afraid to air it out downfield, with the team tallying 10 plays of 50 plus yards coming into the weekend.  So those two weapons in the Badger arsenal should keep the Illini defense guessing.  On the other side of the coin, UW had three turnovers today, which opens up the opportunity for Jonathan Brown to record his first interception since 2011.  Hey, I can make bold predictions too, right?

Staying true to the “enjoy this one for 24 hours” rule, UW coach Gary Andersen refused to go negative in his postgame press conference today...

The Illini will be in all orange this go around for the first time in almost a decade (see photo above).  But as a Wisconsin fan once told me…badgers eat carrots.

My prediction:  Wisconsin 38, Illinois 17

So I’m going to wrap things up by potentially committing a cardinal sin around Illini country, but this Bill Self Anchorman parody was just too well done not to share.  Jerrance Howard makes a cameo too.  Think we could convince Coach Groce to grow a moustache like that?

-TimBlog Photo

Coming up next Saturday:  Wisconsin thoughts, prediction standings, and Michigan State predictions

[Anchorman audio via Dreamworks Pictures, Jump Around Audio via GameDayESPN on YouTube, Illini photo via @IlliniFootball on Twitter, Andersen audio via UWBadgers.com, Self photo via KUAthletics on YouTube]

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teachdacc wrote on October 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Bad Badger 42 Illini 21

smccaw_11748 wrote on October 12, 2013 at 11:10 pm

ILLINI 24

Wis 28

illinibadger wrote on October 13, 2013 at 9:10 am

Bucky 34, UIUC 27

illinifaningeorgia wrote on October 13, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Apparently Vegas hasn't caught up with the fact that we're a crappy team.  Wisconsin is only a 10 point favorite.  Sounds like easy money to me.  Wisconsin 45 Illinois 3.                             

Jam wrote on October 13, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Illinois 28   Wisconsin 27  

Railsplitter wrote on October 14, 2013 at 5:10 am

I'm still hoping the ILLINI have learned a little bit about tackling , you know , not looking like turnstyles but I doubt it . If you don't know now well , you'll probanbly never get it . So Wisconscious 45 Illillillini 13

brownie832 wrote on October 14, 2013 at 7:10 am

Wisky- 34


ILLINI- 22


Go ILLINI!

dave1956 wrote on October 14, 2013 at 8:10 am

Badgers 48  Illini 13

illini82 wrote on October 14, 2013 at 9:10 am

Wisky 41

IL        20

ehsfan wrote on October 14, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Wisconsin 38 IL 14

tonyjb37 wrote on October 14, 2013 at 3:10 pm
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Whisky-A-GO-GO  55        SILLY ILLY  17

jruss62 wrote on October 18, 2013 at 2:10 pm

.ILLINI......................24                                                                                             Bucky's Boys..........17                                                                                                  I know this a pipe dream but what the .... can't win this thing,no way shape or from. as always                                                                                                                    GO ILLINI

pberg wrote on October 15, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Wisconsin 52

Illinois 6

Gill52 wrote on October 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Closer, and a fight to the end, but...

             WIS    27       Illini 23

 

Bob Patterson wrote on October 15, 2013 at 10:10 pm
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Wisconsin 45

Illinois 17

FonDoc94 wrote on October 16, 2013 at 8:10 am

Wis 59  Illini 17

 

I hope I'm wrong about this, I have tickets!

buckhunter2 wrote on October 16, 2013 at 9:10 am

WISC   41

ILL        24

BleedOandB wrote on October 16, 2013 at 9:10 am

Illinois-17 Others - 34

touchdown_illinois wrote on October 16, 2013 at 10:10 am

Badgers 42 Illini 21

illiniearl wrote on October 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm

 

Illini 20

Rabid Badgers 39

Bwp 5P wrote on October 17, 2013 at 11:10 am

Badgers: 48

Illini: 17

mvillini wrote on October 16, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Illini can't tackle in the daylight, how will they do in the dark ?

       Badgers 34 , Illini 17. Go Illini !!

Reillini wrote on October 16, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Wisky-38

Illini-24

Bucky likes to run the ball and We are not yet good at stopping that.

I'll be there so I hope I'm wrong

As Always Go Illini

ddub923 wrote on October 17, 2013 at 8:10 pm

WISCONSIN       42

ILLINOIS              17

conner34 wrote on October 17, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Wisky 45

illini  17

 

krervin2 wrote on October 18, 2013 at 5:10 pm

ILLINOIS 32

Sconsin 30

nutleyillini wrote on October 18, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Wisc 49

ill 24

Illini-5 wrote on October 18, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Wisconsin 31

illini 17

Eric 22 wrote on October 19, 2013 at 7:10 am

Wisky - 42  ..... Ilini-20

walker wrote on October 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm

WISCONSIN   37


ILLINI  20

DarrenAlman wrote on October 19, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Wisconsin  34

Illini  10

mbelcher wrote on October 19, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Illinois   27


Wisconsin   37