Wisconsin and BYU play on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 2:30 p.m. CT in Provo, Utah.
Wisconsin is coming off a 31-14 victory against Florida Atlantic in which the Badgers held their opponent scoreless in the second half for a second consecutive game. BYU lost 19-13 to Utah in the Holy War rivalry.
Below, find all game time, TV information and watch online information for the Wisconsin-BYU game.
Wisconsin-BYU game time, details
Time: 2:30 p.m. CT
Date: Saturday, Sept. 16
Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah
Weather: Sunny skies with high of 64 degrees.
The line: Wisconsin is a 17-point favorite.
Over/under: 41 points
Which TV channel is showing Wisconsin-BYU?
The game will be televised on ABC.
How can I watch Wisconsin-BYU online?
The game can be viewed online via WatchESPN.com or on the ESPN mobile app.
How can I listen to Wisconsin-BYU on the radio?
Wisconsin fans can listen to the game on the Badger Sports Network. In Madison, the network is WIBA 1310 AM and 101.5-FM. The game can be heard on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 135 and XM Satellite radio channel 195. Fans can listen online at BadgerSportsNetwork.com or from the iHeartRadio mobile app (search WIBA). For Wisconsin fans, the full list of radio affiliates can be found here. For BYU fans, the list of radio affiliates can be found here.
Who is calling the game for ABC?
Mike Patrick (play-by-play), Tommy Tuberville (analyst), Paul Carcaterra (sideline reporter)
Wisconsin faces its most difficult test of the early season against a team that has traditionally fared quite well against Power 5 conference opponents. But this BYU squad might lack the offensive punch necessary to spring a big-time upset.
BYU ranks 124th in the nation in total offense (231.7 yards per game) and scoring (11.0 points per game). BYU defeated FCS foe Portland State 20-6 in the opener but was held scoreless in a 27-0 loss to LSU and lost 19-13 to Utah. The Cougars’ run game ranks 118th at 76.3 yards per game, and they haven’t been able to stay on the field very long, averaging 25:06 per game in time of possession.
Wisconsin, meanwhile, will be looking to put together its first full four-quarter effort this season. Last season, Wisconsin was one of the most dominant first-quarter teams in the FBS, when it outscored opponents 88-22. Through two games this season, Utah State and Florida Atlantic have combined to outscore Wisconsin 17-14. Utah State led 10-0, while FAU trailed 14-7 after notching a 63-yard touchdown pass on a huge Badgers coverage breakdown in the secondary.
Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor rushed for 223 yards and 3 touchdowns last week to earn Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors as well as the co-Offensive Player of the Week award. Taylor became only the fourth freshman at Wisconsin to rush for at least 200 yards in a game. Badgers quarterback Alex Hornibrook did not put together his best performance, completing 16 of 28 passes for 201 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
The Badgers’ defense could have a big day given the uncertainty surrounding BYU at quarterback. Starter Tanner Mangum sustained a left foot or ankle injury late in his team’s loss to Utah last week. If he isn’t healthy enough to contribute, backup Beau Hoge will step in. He appeared in three games as a freshman in 2015 and completed 10 of 17 passes for 137 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception.