Tale of the Tape: UW vs. WIU

The basics for today's matchup at Camp Randall Stadium. Here is the tale of the tape for the Badgers vs. Western Illinois University.

Records: Western Illinois (1-0) at Wisconsin (1-0)

Date / Time: Saturday, Sept. 9 at 2:30 p.m. CDT

Location: Madison, Wis. (Camp Randall Stadium / 80,321)

Television: ESPNU (Dave Armstrong and Randy Wright)

Radio: Wisconsin Radio Network (Matt Lepay and Mike Lucas) ... 53 affiliates throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota, including WIBA (1310 AM / 101.5 FM in Madison) and WTMJ (620 AM) in Milwaukee

Polls: Neither team is nationally ranked

Coaches: Wisconsin's Bret Bielema (1st year as a head coach: 1-0) and Western Illinois' Don Patterson (8th year overall and at WIU: 51-31 record)

Series: Wisconsin leads 1-0

Last Meeting: Wisconsin won 31-13 in Madison on Sept. 14, 1991 ... the game was the season opener for the Badgers ... Western Illinois scored the game's first 13 points before UW responded with 31 consecutive points ... Troy Vincent totaled 241 return yards in the game, including a 90-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter.

Wisconsin-Western Illinois Series Notes: The only previous meeting between the teams resulted in UW head coach Barry Alvarez's second career victory ... Western Illinois head coach Don Patterson was the tight ends coach at Iowa when UW head coach Bret Bielema first arrived there as a walk-on ... Bielema and Patterson were on the same coaching staff at Iowa from 1994-98 ... the last time UW played a Div. I-AA team was a 24-6 win over Western Kentucky on Sept. 29, 2001, a game that was rescheduled following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

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