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Fast Forward Wk 1 2017 Utah State vs. Wisconsin “Inside The Numbers”

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 02: Bart Houston #13 of the Wisconsin Badgers looks to throw in the fourth quarter during the 81st Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between Western Michigan and Wisconsin at AT&T Stadium on January 2, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Utah State vs. Wisconsin
Since 2006, Utah State has a 3-8 overall record on week one of the college football season and has lost those games by a total score of 264-152 or 14.0 points per game.


In 2016, Utah State won three games against FCS opponent- Weber State, Arkansas State and Fresno State. Arkansas State was 8-5 overall in 2016, while Fresno State was 1-11 last season.


Utah State lost to 9 FBS opponents (USC, Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, San Diego State, Wyoming, New Mexico, Nevada and BYU) last year who had a combined overall record of 79-39 or .669%. The Aggies lost those games by a total score of 306-170 or 17.0 points per game. With the exception of Nevada, all of those teams played in a bowl game last year.



Wisconsin lost 3 games to Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State (all conference games) who were a combined 32-8 or .800%. The Badgers were outscored by a margin of 82-61 or 7.0 points per game.
Wisconsin won 11 games against FBS opponents (LSU, Akron, Georgia State, Michigan State, Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern, Illinois, Purdue, Minnesota and Western Michigan) with a combined overall reocrd of 72-67 overall or .517%. The Badgers won those contests by a total score of 336-136 or 18.1 points per game.



Since 2007, Wisconsin is 8-2 week one of the college football season and have won those games by a total score of 287-131 or 19.5 points per game.


Since 2009, Wisconsin is 30-8 against non-conference opponents (includes FCS & Bowl Games) and have won those contests by a total score of 1,121-383 or 24.6 points per game.


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