Julian McDuffie gets after every Army football game with the same intensity.
Saturday night’s game at Camp Randall may be bigger stage for the Black Knights. The size of the field and the rules are the same, McDuffie said earlier this week.
“There’s going to be a bigger crowd,” McDuffie said. “There’s going to be bigger presser around this game. The team as whole we are just going to attack it with the same mindset.”
Army opened as a 10-point road underdog at Wisconsin. The spread has increased to 14 points in Wisconsin’s favor in the first meeting between the school. This is the fifth time that Army has played a Big Ten school in the Jeff Monken era. The Black Knights are looking for their first win over a team from the conference over that stretch. Army took No. 7 Michigan into double overtime at the Big House in 2019.
Army’s last win over a Power Five school is a 21-16 victory over Duke on Nov. 11, 2017.
Sal Interdonato (Black Knight Nation): Wisconsin 24, Army 21. As the week has passed, my prediction has slightly changed. Thinking Army’s defense isn’t getting enough credit and Wisconsin’s offense might be getting too much. If Army can play turnover-free and win the takeaway battle, this will get interesting late especially if the Black Knights can rattle Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz. Mertz has thrown more interceptions (7) than touchdowns (2).
Predictions from across the college football universe
Chip Minnick (Athlon Sports): Wisconsin 31, Army 17
Pete Fiutak (College Football News): Wisconsin 34, Army 10
Colten Bartholomew (Wisconsin State Journal): Wisconsin 31, Army 3
Evan Flood (Badger 247): Wisconsin 20, Army 6
Mike Hogan (Badger 247): Wisconsin 21, Army 3
October 16, 2021 at 5:01 PM
The best simulation of this game shows Army winning about 20% of the game played in Madison, and that the scores are close. There I am predicting this will be one of2 games they will win if they played 10 times. ARMY 17-14. Bash the Badgers!