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Field position, limiting turnovers will be keys for Ohio State against Wisconsin

Our latest podcast discusses Saturday’s game from a Badgers perspective.

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You’ve almost made it. It’s Friday afternoon, and at this time tomorrow, you’ll be trying to pace yourself on the Busch Lights getting ready for Ohio State’s top-ten showdown against Wisconsin. We here at Land-Grant Holy Land are here to fill a bit more of that time with a new episode of Hangout in the Holy Land.

On this edition, Colton chatted with Jake Kocorowski of Bucky’s Fifth Quarter about all things Buckeyes and Badgers. Before getting into the game, however, Jake takes some time to discuss how Wisconsin has looked so far this season, including:

  • Their surprising 4-1 start
  • Redshirt freshman quarterback Alex Hornibrook’s poise
  • Why Wisconsin’s offense isn’t the one we’re accustomed to
  • What makes the Badger defense so stout, despite losing defensive coordinator Dave Aranda to LSU in the offseason

The guys then get to Saturday’s matchup, and break down Wisconsin’s linebackers holding the key to their defensive success against the Buckeyes, and why the Badgers must control the field position battle and create turnovers to have a legitimate shot at winning.

Finally, Jake talks about his upcoming book, Walk On This Way: The On-Going Legacy of the Wisconsin Football Walk-On Tradition —available for pre-order here— and why the Badgers have been so successful at developing walk-ons since Barry Alvarez’s arrival in 1990.

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