What: Indiana (3-0) at No. 17 Wisconsin (4-0)
When: 11 a.m. Central, Saturday, Oct. 1
Site: Camp Randall Stadium (80,321, Field Turf)
Broadcasts: ESPN2 live TV coverage; 45-city Wisconsin Radio Network live radio coverage; Wisconsin Public Television tape-delayed broadcast at 10:30 p.m.
Indiana versus Wisconsin: Wisconsin is 31-18-2 all-time against Indiana, but the Hoosiers won the last two contests, in 2001 and 2002. Former Indiana quarterback Antwaan Randle El, older brother of Badger wide receiver Marcus Randle El, and running back Levron Williams manhandled the Badgers in Madison when Indiana won 63-32 Oct. 6, 2001. Wisconsin attempted to avenge that loss the following year but lost 32-29 at Indiana Oct. 12, 2002, after leading 29-10 in the third quarter.
Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez is in his 16th and final season at UW. He has a 112-70-4 career record.
Alvarez all-time versus Indiana
|Nov. 10, 1990||Memorial Stadium||Indiana 20, Wisconsin 7|
|Oct. 26, 1991||Camp Randall||Indiana 28, Wisconsin 20|
|Oct. 24, 1992||Memorial Stadium||Indiana 10, Wisconsin 3|
|Sept. 25, 1993||Memorial Stadium||No. 23 Wisconsin 27, Indiana 15|
|Sept. 24, 1994||Camp Randall||No. 16 Wisconsin 62, Indiana 13|
|Sept. 27, 1997||Camp Randall||Wisconsin 27, Indiana 26|
|Oct. 3, 1998||Memorial Stadium||No. 13 Wisconsin 24, Indiana 20|
|Oct. 16, 1999||Camp Randall||No. 18 Wisconsin 59, Indiana 0|
|Nov. 11, 2000||Memorial Stadium||Wisconsin 43, Indiana 22|
|Oct. 6, 2001||Camp Randall||Indiana 63, Wisconsin 32|
|Oct. 12, 2002||Memorial Stadium||Indiana 32, No. 23 Wisconsin 29|
Indiana coach Terry Hoeppner is 3-0 in his first season at the Hoosiers' helm. He was 48-25 in his six years as head coach at Miami of Ohio.
Wisconsin season to date (links to BadgerNation.com coverage)
Indiana season to date (links to Fox Sports Game Trax coverage)
- The Badgers have won nine straight at Camp Randall Stadium, having gone a perfect 6-0 last year and opening this season 3-0 at home. UW's last loss at home came in the final game of the 2003 regular season, a 27-21 defeat to Iowa. The Badgers have won 14 of their last 17 home games.
- UW's Brandon Williams is the only player in the country ranked among the top 10 punt and kick returners. He is eighth in kick return average at 37.3 yards per attempt and 10th in punt returning at 18.7 per return.
- Williams enters Saturday's game with 1,994 career kick return yards and 1,994 career receiving yards. He is the Badgers' all-time leader in kick return yardage and is fourth in receiving yards. He needs 110 receiving yards to move ahead of Al Toon and into second place on UW's career list. Williams is also just 19 receptions shy of Lee Evans' career record 175.
- Badger quarterback John Stocco is 13-3 as a starter. He is 11th on the school's career passing list with 2,703 yards. Stocco needs 136 passing yards to move into the Badgers' top 10.
- UW is ranked fifth in the nation in rushing defense (65.5 yards per game allowed), 14th in rushing offense (293.3 yards per game), 15th in scoring offense (39.5 points per game) and 16th in net punting (38.4 yards per punt).
- UW has just two Indiana natives on its roster: senior tight end Jason Pociask (Plainfield) and freshman quarterback Dustin Sherer (Cicero).
- Wisconsin leads the Big Ten in time of possession at 35:12 per game. Dating back to the start of the 2004 season the Badgers have won the time of possession battle in 14 of 16 games. Purdue and Iowa topped UW in that regard last season.
- Indiana is 3-0 for the first time since 1994. A win Saturday would give the Hoosiers a 4-0 start for the first time since 1990.
- With his four touchdown passes against Kentucky, IU quarterback Blake Powers became the first Hoosier to throw for at least three touchdowns in three straight games.
Preseason Indiana coverage