The Wisconsin Badgers try to protect their perfect record against an Iowa team still high from blasting Ohio State last week.
The Badgers will be playing without a pair of key performers -- team-leading wide receiver Quintez Cephus and inside linebacker Chris Orr, both sophomores. Cephus is gone for the season. The Badgers defense faces a big challenge in an Iowa team which rolled up 55 points against the Buckeyes. Wisconsin is ninth in scoring defense, allowing just over 13 points-a-game and holding seven of their nine opponents this year to less than 300 total yards. The Hawkeyes are the first ranked opponent Wisconsin has faced. A win in today's Camp Randall stadium game will give Bucky at least a share of the Big Ten West title.