2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
4-0, 1st in Big Ten - West

ESPN Stats and Information  

Wisconsin's two wins against AP top-10 opponents this season lead the FBS and are as many as it had in the previous 10 seasons combined.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin RB Corey Clement on how the Badgers are handling their schedule: "I like these big situations that we come across. I just think we play better against bigger opponents. So keep bringing on the big matchups, and we'll be ready for them." Wish granted. Wisconsin plays at Michigan next week, then hosts Ohio State after a bye.


Temple: Hornibrook proved it

ESPN.com Badgers reporter Jesse Temple explains that Alex Hornibrook proved not only that he's the quarterback of the future, but deservedly the quarterback of the present.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin redshirt freshman QB Alex Hornibrook said he didn't feel nervous before his first career start, on the road vs. No. 8 Michigan State. "I was trying not to pay attention to all the outside things. Just playing football."

Wisconsin's D stifles Michigan State (1:33)

No. 11 Wisconsin routs No. 8 Michigan State 30-6

Leo Musso returned a fumble 66 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter and No. 11 Wisconsin turned its early-season showdown with No. 8 Michigan State into a rout, beating the Spartans 30-6 on


T.J. Watt does impression of his brother

Texans star J.J. Watt's brother, T.J., sacks Michigan State QB Tyler O'Connor in the fourth quarter for Wisconsin. The No. 11 Badgers knocked off the No. 8 Spartans 30-6.

T.J. Watt gets the sack for the Badgers (0:18)

Sharon Katz ESPN Analytics 

Wisconsin has looked impressive against Michigan State, but the road only gets tougher for the Badgers. According to FPI, Wisconsin is expected to play the toughest October schedule of any team in the country. That schedule features a four-game stretch at Michigan, versus Ohio State, at Iowa and versus Nebraska. An average FBS team would be expected to win 0.6 of those four games and would have a 0.02 percent chance to win them all.

Wisconsin takes commanding 30-6 lead over Michigan State (0:20)

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

A Wisconsin blowout victory seemed about the least likely outcome in East Lansing, but the Badgers lead Michigan State 30-6 late in the third quarter. Wisconsin is proving it's a legitimate Top 10 team while setting up a potential huge showdown at Michigan next week.

Wisconsin returns Michigan State fumble 66 yards for TD (0:34)

Sharon Katz ESPN Analytics 

Wisconsin's chance to win has jumped from about 50 percent at the start of the game to 73 percent at halftime, according to ESPN's win probability model. The biggest difference has been Wisconsin freshman QB Alex Hornibrook, who is averaging 7.1 yards per attempt and has four big third-down conversions. Michigan State's passing game, on the other hand, has been slowed and is averaging a mere 3.2 yards per pass attempt.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin's defense was simply outstanding in the first half, holding Michigan State to just a pair of field goals and 121 total yards. Spartans QB Tyler O'Connor has had tight windows to throw the ball in and has thrown it away several times already. There has been little room to run the ball, either.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

The difference thus far in the Wisconsin-Michigan State game: the Badgers have made plays in the passing game. Neither team has been able to run the ball effectively, but Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook is 9-of-14 for 104 yards. The Spartans have been too conservative offensively and will need to open up things to get back in this game.

Wisconsin TE hauls in first TD of year (0:22)

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

Michigan State held the ball for 4:16 of the first quarter and the Spartans should be congratulated. Wisconsin's first three opponents held it in the first quarter for a total of 5:20. After a 16-play, 65-yard TD drive that lasted 7:38, the Badgers take a 7-3 lead into the second quarter.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin redshirt freshman QB Alex Hornibrook has shown a lot of poise so far in his first career start, on the road, against a talented Michigan State defense. Regardless of today's outcome, Hornibrook looks like he could be the Badgers' quarterback for a long, long time.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin RB Corey Clement has his lower left leg heavily taped, but he's expected to start for the Badgers after missing last week's game. Clement will likely be key to Wisconsin's hopes at Michigan State, especially as QB Alex Hornibrook makes his first career start.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

This guy is ready to roll for the first Wisconsin-Michigan State game since 2012.

Spartans and Badgers will come out swinging (2:44)

Team Stats

Passing Yards236.762nd
Rushing Yards205.0Tied-45th
Points For31.0Tied-69th
Points Against13.7Tied-14th