Wisconsin will be in college football’s national spotlight on Saturday. The No. 5 Badgers host No. 24 Michigan at Camp Randall and ESPN’s College GameDay will be setting up on campus in Madison.
The spotlight is exactly where Wisconsin should want to be, according to analyst David Pollack. Pollack, who is part of ESPN’s GameDay team, said that people around the country still want to “see more” from the Badgers, who look like they’re 3 wins away from the College Football Playoff.
“Chaos happened around them. Notre Dame got thumped. Georgia got thumped. So that helps them obviously continue to ascend,” said Pollack, who met with reporters in Madison on Friday. “But I still think there’s a lot of people around the country that want to see more from Wisconsin, and that’s fair. I have no problem with that. I have no problem saying that either.”
At 10-0 Wisconsin has quietly moved up in the rankings by handling their opponents by an average of 22.9 points per game. But the Badgers’ only win against a ranked team came last week when they beat then-No. 20 Iowa 38-14 and held the Hawkeyes to just 66 yards of offense.
Another convincing win on Saturday would help show people outside of Madison that the Badgers are for real before they head to Indianapolis for the Big Ten title game. The college football world will be watching.