The nations top offense meets a top defense
- Published: Thursday, 20 October 2011 10:30
- by Doug Samuels
One of the biggest games in the nation this weekend is the matchup between Wisconsin and Michigan State.
Wisconsin has been able to rattle off 9 straight conference wins after losing to Michigan State last year. The Badgers offense, led by offensive coordinator Paul Chryst, are outscoring teams by an average of almost 30 points per game during that stretch. Chryst has the offense ranked in the top ten in scoring (1), total offense (8) and rushing offense (7).
The Badgers are 37-2 under Bret Bielema when holding opponents to less than 20 points and are 50-5 when scoring more than 20 points.
Michigan State and defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, enter the game with the one of country's top defenses. The Spartans defense sits near the top the charts in total defense (2nd), scoring (4th), pass efficiency (1st), rushing (4th).
The kickoff will take place Saturday night at 8 Eastern on ESPN with College Gameday on site.