BYU football: A look at what Wisconsin, and others, see in the Badgers’ matchup with the Cougars this weekend


The BYU football team welcomes No. 10-ranked Wisconsin to LaVell Edwards Stadium this Saturday for a nationally televised game that will kickoff at 1:30 p.m. MD T.

The Badgers enter the game with a 2-0 record after lopsided wins over Utah State (59-10) and Florida Atlantic (31-14.) Saturday’s game will be the first Wisconsin has played away from home, but even though favored to win by 17 points, according to Las Vegas bookmakers, Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst believes BYU will pose a challenge, particularly on the defensive side of the ball.

“I think they’ve got a good system and they understand it,” Chryst said in an article published by the Wisconsin State Journal. “I think they’ve got good skill in the secondary, and they play hard. They’ve got good players. They’ve got physical players and enough movement and pressures — a lot of different types of pressures you have to prepare for.”

Adding to Chryst’s concerns for his offense is the questionable status of starting guards Beau Benzschawel and Jon Dietzen.

“Benzschawel, a redshirt junior, has played in 24 games with 22 starts at right guard,” wrote Jesse Temple of landof10.com. “He started all 14 games for the …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

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