LSU vs. Wisconsin Prediction, Game Preview

    LSU vs. Wisconsin prediction and game preview for the opening weekend matchup between the Tigers and Badgers. LSU vs. Wisconsin Game Preview Broadcast


    LSU vs. Wisconsin prediction and game preview for the opening weekend matchup between the Tigers and Badgers.


    LSU vs. Wisconsin Game Preview

    Broadcast Info

    Date: Saturday, September 3

    Kickoff:
    3:30 p.m. ET

    Venue:
    Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI

    Television:
    ABC

    Main LSU vs. Wisconsin Storyline

    Leonard Fournette against the Badgers defense … on opening weekend … in Lambeau Field? Yes, please! 

    Fournette is the star for the LSU offense, but the Tigers need quarterback Brandon Harris to step up if they want to meet the high expectations of College Football Playoff or bust. Harris has some good targets in Malachi Dupre and Travin Dural. The Badgers finished No. 2 in the nation in total defense last season, but defensive coordinator Dave Aranda will now be on the other sideline coaching the Tigers. The duo of Vince Biegel and Jack Cichy makes for a talented linebacker corps who will focus on stopping Fournette.

    Wisconsin’s running game was not up to par in 2015, but a healthy Corey Clement should change that this season. The loss of center Dan Voltz is a major hit, especially when going up against a LSU defensive line that is led by Davon Godchaux and consistently shuts down opposing run games. Bart Houston, who was recently named the starter at quarterback, will have to make plays to give Clement some running room.

    Here’s a look at some of the statistics as we head into the season opener.

    Statistics reflect the 2015 college football season.

    LSU Offensive Stats

    Passing Offense: 179.8 ypg (No. 106 in the nation)

    Rushing Offense:
    257.42 ypg (No. 7 in the nation)

    Total Offense:
    437.3 ypg (No. 39 in the nation)

    Scoring Offense
    : 32.8 ppg (No. 43 in the nation)

    Wisconsin Offensive Stats

    Passing Offense: 228.3 ypg (No. 59 in the nation)

    Rushing Offense:
    150.31 ypg (No. 95 in the nation)

    Total Offense:
    378.6 ypg (No. 79 in the nation)

    Scoring Offense:
    26.8 ppg (No. 81 in the nation)

    LSU Defensive Stats

    Passing Defense: 224.3 ypg (No. 65 in the nation)

    Rushing Defense:
    122.92 ypg (No. 17 in the nation)

    Total Defense:
    347.2 ypg (No. 25 in the nation)

    Scoring Defense:
    24.3 ppg (No. 41 in the nation)

    Turnover Margin:
    0.58 tpg (No. 26 in the nation)

    Wisconsin Defensive Stats

    Passing Defense: 173.2 ypg (No. 7 in the nation)

    Rushing Defense:
    95.38 ypg (No. 4 in the nation)

    Total Defense:
    268.5 ypg (No. 2 in the nation)

    Scoring Defense:
    13.7 ppg (No. 1 in the nation)

    Turnover Margin:
    0.23 tpg (No. 48 in the nation)

    LSU vs. Wisconsin Betting Odds

    Spread: LSU -10

    Over/Under:
    44.5

    LSU vs. Wisconsin Prediction

    Both of these teams make their name by playing solid defense and running the ball, LSU, however, has more athletes and the ability to go over the top with Dupre and company. The Badgers will give a good effort, but ultimately the Bayou Bengals walk out of historic Lambeau with the win.

    Final Score Prediction For LSU vs. Wisconsin: LSU 24, Wisconsin 13


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