This game is a big game.
Sure, every game on the schedule should be considered a big game, but this one means a little more than the others played so far.
A top-10 opponent in Wisconsin is coming into the Big House looking to continue Michigan's streak of losing to top-10 teams. Wisconsin is also looking to legitimize, in a sense, their success this season with an even bigger win. It's all about making a statement and someone will do just that once the clock hit zeroes.
The Michigan Insider previews the upcoming game against the Badgers.
Last Meeting: Wisconsin defeated Michigan 48-28 in 2010
What a win means for Michigan: A win against Wisconsin will mean a lot for this team. It has high goals and it will have to get through some tough teams in order to get there, a win on Saturday further proves that this team could cause some damage in the conference this season. A win also means that it can finally put its losing ways to top-10 teams behind them and start looking towards making a new streak in the future.
What a win means for Wisconsin: If some people were doubting Wisconsin before, a victory over Michigan on Saturday will certainly remove any doubts going forward. A victory over the Wolverines will prove that the Badgers are ready to be considered a national power and its another notch in the W column towards even bigger goals this season.
Players to watch: For this players to watch section, let's stick with the offensive side of the ball for a change.
Senior running back Corey Clement and redshirt freshman quarterback Alex Hornibrook are Badgers players to watch on Saturday. Clement, another excellent running back coming from a strong bloodline of backs that came before him, has been hampered with an ankle injury over the last few weeks. While this likely won't change his playing status on Saturday, he is someone that needs to be kept in check regardless of health. So far this season, Clement has over 250 yards rushing and five touchdowns and is capable of much more.
Hornibrook is coming into the Big House with only one career start to his name. He will be an interesting study because he has never experienced an away crowd like U-M's. Can he step up and perform like he did against Michigan State? That's something to watch this weekend.
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