Illini, Badgers seek answers in Saturday's game

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Illinois travels to Wisconsin on Saturday with both teams looking for their first win in the Big Ten.

Wisconsin (3-2, 0-1 Big Ten) was expected by many to be a favorite in the Leaders Division. Instead, the Badgers are averaging only 126 yards rushing with Montee Ball, have fired their offensive line coach and changed quarterbacks.

Illinois (2-3, 0-1) is also struggling under first-year coach Tim Beckman. There have been injuries and a startlingly porous defense. The Illini have been outscored 87-31 the last two weeks, including a 35-7 loss at home to Penn State last Saturday.

Illinois leads the series 36-35-7, but Wisconsin has won three straight over the Illini at home and six of seven overall.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 172925461 -