The sugary part of Wisconsin’s schedule continues for another week as the Badgers play another cupcake in Week 2.
So once again this week’s predictions aren’t really about who is going to win, but by how much Wisconsin will prevail. Things will start to get more interesting with the picks beginning next week.
Until then, here are this week’s predictions from around the web:
— Our own Jesse Temple via his Know the Foe series: Wisconsin 49, Tennessee Tech 7
— All four Big Ten Network analysts pick Wisconsin to win. The scores: Tom Dienhart 55-6, Brent Yarina 60-10, Sean Merriman 55-7 and Stephen Bardo 53-21.
— The Associated Press’ Ralph D. Russo: Wisconsin 45, Tennessee Tech 6.
— Collegefootballnews.com’s Pete Fiutak: Wisconsin 51, Tennessee Tech 10. “Wisconsin’s defense won’t pitch a second straight shutout, but it’ll come close. Stave and the offense will once again rumble at will.”
— Just like last week, all six CBSSports.com analysts pick Wisconsin to win and five think the Badgers will cover a 45.5-point spread
– CBSSports.com’s Bruce Feldman: Wisconsin 62, Tennessee Tech 10. “Huge difference for Tech going from the Cumberland Bulldogs to the Wisconsin Badgers. Tech ran for over 300 yards last week. Look for the Badgers to do that to the Eagles.”
— ESPN.com’s Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett: Rittenberg — Wisconsin 63, Tennessee Tech 3. “James White rushing touchdown, Melvin Gordon rushing touchdown, Corey Clement rushing touchdown. Rinse and repeat.”; Bennett – Wisconsin 56, Tennessee Tech 7. “Yawn. Are we done with the FCS games yet?”
— Once again all four Athlon Sports analysts are picking Wisconsin to win (shocker!). The scores: 51-7, 47-0, 55-3, 52-3.
— Hey, what a surprise – all six analysts at USAToday.com are picking Wisconsin to win.