House Of Sparky and Bucky’s 5th Quarter, SB Nation’s ASU and Wisconsin blogs, teamed up to share some insight on the opposition.
Some interesting excerpts:
HOS: How do Badger fans feel about this game on Saturday? What are the expectations? Is there a healthy dose of nerves, or are Wisconsin faithful chalking this one in the W column?
B5Q: I think most people are putting it in the win column. Sure, I think it will be a close game but I don’t think ASU is any better than the Fresno State team that came in to Camp Randall last season. That one went to overtime, but Wisconsin was also missing a number of players because of the H1N1 fly virus.
The Badgers haven’t lost a non-conference game since 2003 and I don’t think that will change Saturday.
B5Q: So by now I’m sure you know what Steven Threet did to Wisconsin on Sept. 27, 2008. That is a day that will live in infamy for Wisconsin fans, mainly because even after the Badgers blew a 19-0 lead to Michigan, no one was impressed by the Wolverines or Threet. It’s been a long journey for the quarterback since then. How is he a different player today and why should Wisconsin think he is better now?
HOS: I’m just as curious as you are. Threet can move the ball against FCS competition, that’s for sure. He has a solid arm and has leadership experience.
In reality, I want to see how he performs against Wisconsin. No more fluff games, no more slow secondaries to slice apart. Threet will finally be on even footing with the competition (so to speak ) and has a lot to prove. Threet certainly looks ready, and has been chomping at the bit to play after sitting out last season due to transfer rules.
But like I said, he could be a bust against legitimate teams. Lets see how he does first before I go making bold claims about him.
Both blogs predict a ten point Wisconsin victory. Quick, head to Vegas!