Wisconsin Badgers College Football Betting
The Wisconsin Badgers will play the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl on Tuesday, December 27. The Badgers ended the regular season at 6-6 but they still managed to qualify for a bowl game. The Badgers went 6-6 SU and 5-7 ATS with seven games going over the total and five going under. The Badgers went 4-5 in the Big Ten this season and finished in fifth place in the West Division. Oklahoma State went 7-5 SU and 6-6 ATS with six games going over the total and six going under. They went 4-5 in the Big 12 Conference this season and finished in a tie for fifth place. The Badgers have a new head coach in Luke Fickell who comes over from Cincinnati, but interim head coach Jim Leonhard will still coach the team for the bowl game. Wisconsin is listed as a slight favorite in Guaranteed Rate Bowl odds.
NCAA Football Betting Odds
Oklahoma State Cowboys +3
Wisconsin Badgers -3
Wisconsin Badgers Weekly Matchup
On Tuesday, December 27 2022, the Wisconsin Badgers will play the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. Kickoff time is set for 10:15 p.m. ET with television coverage on ESPN.
The Badgers will still be coached by Leonhard for the bowl game, but Fickell said he will be involved in some capacity for the game. “I just wanna be around the guys,” Fickell said to the media, “It’s important to move forward.” Fickell said that Leonhard will have the opportunity to return to the team in some capacity for next season but that the decision has not yet been made.
Wisconsin has appeared in 33 bowl games since 1953, including each of the last 20 seasons. Wisconsin is 18-15 in bowl games and they won last year’s Las Vegas Bowl over Arizona State. The Badgers have played in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl once previously when it was known as the Copper Bowl. The Badgers defeated Utah in the Copper Bowl in 1996.
Wisconsin is averaging 26.5 points and averaging 362.8 yards per contest. They are giving up 20.5 points and allowing 305.4 yards per contest. Braelon Allen has 1,121 yards to lead the team in rushing; Graham Mertz has thrown for 2,136 yards, while Chimere Dike has 653 receiving yards.
Oklahoma State is averaging 31.8 points per game and putting up 415.7 yards per contest. They are giving up 29.3 points per game and allowing 440.8 yards per contest. Dominic Richardson leads the team with 543 rushing yards, Spencer Sanders has thrown for 2,642 yards, while Brennan Presley has 739 receiving yards.
Wisconsin Badgers Weekly Recap
The Badgers ended their regular season on Saturday, November 26 with a loss to Minnesota. Late in the fourth quarter, redshirt freshman quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis connected with Le'Meke Brockington for a 45-yard touchdown throw as visiting Minnesota outlasted Wisconsin 23-16 to retain the Paul Bunyan's Axe in college football's oldest rivalry. The Badgers had a final drive from their own 30. Graham Mertz, who was injured, was replaced by Chase Wolf midway through the drive. Wisconsin had a first-and-goal opportunity at the five after a pass interference call in the end zone, but the Badgers' four penalties sent them back to the thirty.
With five seconds left, Wolf attempted a pass, but it was incomplete in the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the 25.
For the first time since 1994, Minnesota has defeated Wisconsin twice in a row. The overall series is now tied 62-62-8.
Under interim coach Jim Leonhard, who was elevated from defensive coordinator when Paul Chryst was fired the day following a 34-10 loss to Illinois at home, the Badgers fell to 4-3.
Late in the third quarter, Chimere Dike scored on a 9-yard reverse to give Wisconsin a 16-13 lead. With 7:58 left, Trickett's 27-yard field goal from Minnesota tied the score at 16-16. In order to set up their winning 71-yard drive, the Gophers forced a three-and-out.
Kaliakmanis was 19 of 29 for 319 yards and two scores. With 70 yards on 27 carries, Mohamed Ibrahim, who led the country with 152.4 yards per game, ended his string of 19 straight games with 100 yards rushing.
On the Gophers' first possession of the third quarter, Trickett hit on a 50-yard field goal to make the score 13-6. In retaliation, Nate Van Zelst kicked his third field goal, a 36-yarder, to reduce the deficit to 13-9.
On the final play of the first half, Trickett's 25-yard field goal gave Minnesota a 10-6 lead. The Gophers responded to a first-quarter field goal with a 10-play, 81-yard drive that ended with a 6-yard touchdown pass from Kaliakmanis to Daniel Jackson.
Braelon Allen, Wisconsin's top rusher, was out with a right leg injury. Chez Mellusi ran for 75 yards on 19 attempts. Mertz was 16 of 27 for 170 yards.
2022 Wisconsin Badgers Schedule
||vs. Illinois State
||vs. Washington State
||vs. New Mexico State
||at Ohio State
||at Michigan State
||L 28-34 (OT)
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