When it comes to strength of schedule, you'd be hard-pressed to top the road the Wisconsin Badgers had to navigate in 2016. But in true Wisconsin fashion, all they did was win on the way to a Big Ten Championship Game appearance.
As for 2017, a couple of games against teams from the state of Utah along with what should be a yawner against Florida Atlantic will serve as an early-season tune-up for the Badgers. Their conference schedule – as are most in the Big Ten – looks formidable, but much more manageable than what they faced a season ago. The Badgers also get a week off to prepare for their conference slate after wrapping up the non-conference schedule.
2017 Wisconsin Badgers Schedule
Bye: Week 4
— Written by J.P. Scott, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. His work has appeared on SI.com, FoxSports.com, Yahoo! and Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter @TheJPScott.