19. "RE: Wisconsin losing means great theater in the shoe next week" In response to In response to 10
Not really a trap game. They beat Northwestern 24-14 at Northwestern, and Northwestern is worse than Illinois.
The badgers don't look to run up the score, so when they went up 20-7, and I think they were on Illinois' 45, they decided to punt. They run the ball, control possession, etc. They can put up 38 to 40 points, but when they go by 14 or 20 points, they seem to be okay with that and just focus on possession football.
They let Illinois hang around, and it's not easy to just get right back into things on the road.
If ohio state is a 10 point favorite or lower, take it. But if it is higher than that, then look for the badgers to cover......But the buckeyes will win in ohio, too talented.