As many as four quarterbacks will play when Wisconsin and LSU tangle in Houston. None of them will have too much affect on a game between two teams that have a penchant for smash-mouth, old-school football. Who stops the run better?
LSU 23, Wisconsin 17
LSU’s new crop of offensive stars may need some time to season, so don’t be shocked if they get off to a slow start in this one. The experience of Terrence Magee and Kenny Hilliard and the Tigers’ power running game will make the difference. Plus, it usually never ends well for a Big Ten team against the SEC.
LSU 27, Wisconsin 16
The Tigers and Badgers both prize the ability to pound the ball and have questionable passing games to counter defenses stacking the box. However, those defenses are Tvulnerable: Teams had success running straight at LSU in 2013, and Wisconsin replaces its six of its front seven starters. LSU’s speed advantage is real and just enough to help the Tigers get the job done.
LSU 20, Wisconsin 17