Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Wolverine Wednesday: Wisconsin Woes

The Big Ten nightmare continues as Wisconsin continues to cancel games with the Michigan game in 9 days remains highly in doubt.   The Big Ten did this to themselves with the 21 day rule and late start with zero flexibility for rescheduling.   Since the outbreak in the Badgers program is approaching 30 positives (players and staff), I don't know how anyone that tested positive will be available in the primetime game in Ann Arbor.   Wisconsin will do everything they can do to play, as losing 3 games to no contest is not something they want on their record as they are trying to make the Big Ten Championship game.  Wisconsin is not scheduled to play OSU during the regular season.  

Look out for Purdue in the Big Ten Championship game, they have already won games against Iowa and Illinois and could be playing the West Championship game next week against Northwestern.  After that the Boilermakers have @ Minnesota, Rutgers & Nebraska at home, and IU on the road.   Purdue was 4-8 last season.   It's 2020!

What do we know about IU?

  • Ranked #13 at 2-0 with wins over PSU and Rutgers 
  • Michael Penix is now the QB with Ramsey off to Northwestern, he has thrown 4 TD's with 1 pick
    • He hasn't run much only 10 attempts for 2 yards 
  • Offense scores 36 points per game 
  • Defense gives up 28  
  • Offense passes for 200 yards per and rushes for 75 

Michigan didn't practice yesterday due to the new rule about having a day off on election day.   So there isn't much new news out of the program.  The Basketball Team is also practicing without a schedule for this season, which is weird and so 2020.


Chowman said...

The entire season is a joke. Michigan could be 2-0 with a 100-0 victory over MSU and I say the same thing. Who cares at this point. Who wants to watch Clemson play w/o Trevor Lawrence. Wow, Purdue as the B1G West representative in Indy. Garbage!

szanreno said...

Exactly. I said a few post back that this feels like an exhibition season. I don't see how teams can go without 30 guys and the lost count. You're right about Trevor Lawrence, but Trevor and his parents were ready to sue the NCAA because he wanted to play. I guess karma kicked in. It's to the point now that if I see a game that's fine but if I got something else better to do I'm going to do it. I keep hearing rumors on Bob Shoop leaving the program. Any truth to that?