The Badgers will face off against LSU in the Lambeau Field College Classic on Saturday, September 3. This will be the third consecutive year the Wisconsin Badgers will face an SEC team in their season opener.
The Badgers went 10-3 in 2015 under head coach Paul Chryst in his first season on the job. Chryst was one of just four first-year coaches to lead his team to double-digit wins, finishing the season on a high note with a victory over USC in the Holiday Bowl.
It definitely won’t be an easy start to the season for the badgers as they face the fifth-ranked LSU Tigers. The Tigers are currently riding a 52 game win streak against non-conference opponents, the longest streak in FBS history.
The Badgers aren’t too bad at non-conference play themselves however, holding a 49-5 non-conference record since 2002, the second best in the nation.
Wisconsin also looks forward to the return of senior Outside Linebacker Vince Biegel. Biegel will lead as captain of the defense that led the nation last year in fewest point allowed.
This defensive experience will be much needed against the LSU Tigers. The Tigers themselves anticipate the return of a player on the other side of the ball. Leonard Fournette takes the field for the Tigers again this year as arguably the best running back in the nation. Fournette rushed for 1,953 yards in 2015, the most rushing yards by any player in LSU history.
The two teams last met in 2014, where the Tigers squeaked out a victory over the Badgers by only four points.
Kickoff will take place inside Lambeau Field at 3:30 p.m. EST. This game will be televised on ABC.
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