Wisconsin and Florida Atlantic will kick off Saturday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. CT.
Wisconsin is coming off a 59-10 drubbing of Utah State in which the Badgers scored 59 unanswered points to turn a close game into a rout. Florida Atlantic opened the Lane Kiffin era with a 42-19 loss against Navy. The Badgers are ranked No. 10 in the AP Top 25 this week.
Below, find all game time, TV information and watch online information for the Wisconsin-Florida Atlantic game.
Florida Atlantic at Wisconsin game time, details
Time: 11 a.m. CT
Date: Saturday, Sept. 9
Location: Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis.
Weather: Sunny skies with a high near 70 degrees.
The line: Wisconsin is a 31 1/2-point favorite.
Over/under: 58 points
Which TV channel is showing Wisconsin-Florida Atlantic?
The game will be televised on BTN.
How can I watch Wisconsin-Florida Atlantic online?
The game can be viewed online at BTN2Go.com or on the BTN2Go mobile app.
How can I listen to Wisconsin-Florida Atlantic 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 Florida Atlantic fans, the full list of radio affiliates can be found here.
Who is calling the game for BTN?
Kevin Kugler (play-by-play), Matt Millen (analyst), Lisa Byington (sideline reporter)
Florida Atlantic at Wisconsin preview
Wisconsin will attempt to take Florida Atlantic out of the game early and prevent the Owls from having any dreams of pulling off a monumental upset. The Badgers have won 38 consecutive nonconference home games, which is the sixth-longest FBS streak since 1946.
Florida Atlantic faced a Navy team in the season opener that ran the triple-option offense, so it’s difficult to discern how poor the Owls’ run defense really is. Navy ran the ball on 68 of its 78 offensive plays. But on those carries, the Midshipmen completely dominated. Navy’s 68 carries resulted in 416 yards — a 6.1-yards-per-carry average — and 5 touchdowns. Navy tailback Zach Abey rushed for 235 yards and 2 touchdowns alone.
Wisconsin won’t run the ball as often as Navy, but the Badgers do have the talent and depth to punish the Owls on the ground. Freshman Jonathan Taylor was excellent in his debut against Utah State, carrying 9 times for 87 yards with 1 touchdown. Bradrick Shaw added 18 carries for 84 yards with 1 touchdown. Chris James, who carried 5 times for 15 yards, will also be an important backfield component.
Badgers quarterback Alex Hornibrook is coming off one of his strongest performances. He completed 15 of 23 passes against Utah State and tallied career highs of 244 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. Wisconsin’s defense was opportunistic as well, recording 4 turnovers against the Aggies. Wisconsin ranked fourth among Power 5 teams last season with 28 total takeaways.
Kiffin, in his first season at FAU, is trying to resuscitate a program that finished 3-9 in each of the last three seasons and hasn’t produced a winning record and bowl appearance since 2008.