- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

Hawaii (2-1) at No. 22 Wisconsin (2-1), 8 p.m. ET (BTN)

Line: Wisconsin by 28.

Series Record: Wisconsin leads 5-1.


More frequent flier miles for the travelin’ Rainbow Warriors. Hawaii defense had respectable effort in helping to keep the team in the game until late in second half of 38-0 loss at Ohio State two weeks ago. It will need full four-quarter showing to pull off unlikely upset in Madison. The Badgers get their last nonconference tuneup before Big Ten play opens next week against Iowa.


Wisconsin RBs against Hawaii defense. Last chance for a Badgers run game slowed by injury to starting TB Corey Clement (groin) and inconsistent right side of offensive line to build confidence ahead of conference play. Rainbow Warriors have allowed 188.7 yards rushing per game.


Hawaii: QB Max Wittek is used to power conference play having played 14 games at Southern California before transferring to Hawaii after the 2013 season. He completed 71 percent (17 of 24) of passes last week against FCS member UC Davis, but struggled against Ohio State in going 7 of 24 for 67 yards and two interceptions.

Wisconsin: OLBs Joe Schobert and Vince Biegel have been forces in September, with Schobert leading the Big Ten with 7 1/2 tackles for losses. They have been important to helping Badgers hold opponents without a touchdown through first two home games this season.


Hawaii is 8-18 against Big Ten schools, with its last win coming in 2006 against Purdue. … Wisconsin WR Marcus Kemp has at least 116 yards receiving in two of three games this season. … Wisconsin is playing first night home game since beating Utah State 16-14 in 2012. … Wisconsin redshirt freshman OL Micah Kopoi, who made first career start last week, is a native of Hawaii. … Badgers defense has not allowed a touchdown since the 8:02 mark of fourth quarter of season-opening loss to Alabama.

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