One of the best games of the College Football week 1 has the Wisconsin Badgers taking on the LSU Tigers, this Saturday at 9 PM ET, at NRG Stadium, in Houston, Texas.
Both programs will go their respective conference titles, but to me only LSU has a real shot to get one of the four playoffs spots at the end of the year to fight for the National Championship.
The Tigers lost QB Zach Mettenberger, who’s now with the Tennessee Titans in the NFL, and head coach Les Miles hasn’t decided who will be the starter between Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris.
“Our team understands that we have talented quarterbacks,” Miles said. “But right now they have not separated themselves, and we are not certain. If we were certain, then I promise you, we would play the one guy that would give us all the advantage.
“But if two guys can give us greater advantage than one guy, then let’s certainly play two,” Miles added.
Wisconsin named former safety Tanner McEvoy as their new quarterback; McEvoy also played wide receiver in the past.
“The one thing I would say is he has played in big-time games,” Badgers head coach Gary Andersen said. “He’s been a starter at free safety, which is the quarterback of our defense. He has a lot of alignment issues; it’s very technical back there. There’s a ton of communication that has to take place. So he’s been in that moment. He’s prepared to play in Big Ten games. He’s prepared to play in a bowl game.”
LSU is 5-point favorite over Wisconsin in this game, and the game total was listed at 50.5. There are not recent trends between these two programs.