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Wisconsin vs. Michigan State Prediction: Badgers Take On Reeling Spartans in East Lansing

Graham Mertz and company looking for second straight win under interim head coach Jim Leonhard.

After a trying week that saw Paul Chryst removed as head coach, the Wisconsin Badgers responded by soundly defeating Northwestern, 42-7. The Badgers (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) have no time to rest on their laurels, as they have to travel to East Lansing to take on the Michigan State Spartans in Big Ten crossover play.

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For newly-promoted interim head coach Jim Leonhard, the 42-7 victory over Northwestern was very rewarding. "There was a lot more nerves throughout the week than there was today," said following the game. "Gameday is gameday. I've been a part of a lot of these, obviously not in this role. This is the reward. You put in the work, you put in the time and you should have confidence when you step off that bus that you have the right plan, you have the right guys, you put them in position to have success."