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Badgers up to 21 in latest poll


Madison, WISCONSIN (WKOW)  You knew it was going to hard for Wisconsin to really wow the nation by playing Massachusetts.

But the Badgers did manage to jump two spots to number 21 in both the AP and coaches polls thanks to their 45-nothing win Saturday.

Next up for the Badgers,  FCS opponent Tennessee Tech.

FCS teams are the former Division 1-AA.

Wisconsin  Athletics Director Barry Alvarez has said recently that scheduling championship subdivision teams isn't appealing for the Big Ten.

Regardless, Tennessee Tech it is this Saturday.

This past weekend five FCS teams knocked off their Football Bowl Subdivision opponents giving Wisconsin all the more reason to take the Golden Eagles seriously.

"Those guys are good coaches at that level. They have hungry young men that have a chip on their shoulders. The longer they hang in games, the more excited they get about winning, and they start believing. That's when it gets a little bit scary. You'd better make some plays to win," said Badgers Head Coach Gary Andersen.

"The gap between the FCS and FBS has closed so much now. We had a little bit of a scare last year with Northern Iowa, who's a good team, and we don't want to go down that path again and we're going to prepare the right way for this team," said defensive lineman Ethan Hemer.


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