5 Must-Watch Wisconsin Football Games In 2015

By Brian Kalchik

Must-Watch Wisconsin Football Games In 2015

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For the second time in three years, the Wisconsin Badgers head into the regular season with a new head coach. After Bret Bielema left for Arkansas, Gary Andersen left for Oregon State, and now Paul Chryst is in charge of the Badgers. For 2015, these five games will determine how successful a season the Badgers will have.

5. Saturday November 21st: vs. Northwestern

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5. Saturday November 21st: vs. Northwestern

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Wisconsin's College Football Playoff hopes officially ended in Evanston when the Wildcats upset the Badgers 20-14. This time around, these teams meet in Camp Randall and the Badgers would love to embarrass the Wildcats.

4. Saturday October 10th: at Nebraska

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4. Saturday October 10th: at Nebraska

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The past two times Wisconsin faced Nebraska, the Badgers ran them off the field in two embarrassing routs. But none of those games were in Lincoln, so expect the Cornhuskers to be much more competitive at home. The Badgers shouldn't take them for granted.

3. Saturday October 3rd: vs. Iowa

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3. Saturday October 3rd: vs. Iowa

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The Badgers have won each of the last three meetings against the Hawkeyes, but two of those games were by three points or less. Even on the road, Iowa will be ready for this game, and will look to reclaim the Heartland Trophy back from their hated rivals.

2. Saturday November 28th: at Minnesota

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2. Saturday November 28th: at Minnesota

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Wisconsin has won each of the last 11 meetings against Minnesota, but last year's clash was the closest in quite awhile. The Badgers only won by 10 in a competitive game throughout. This year's game is in Minneapolis, and the Golden Gophers will go all-in to get back Paul Bunyan's Axe.

1. Saturday September 5th: vs. Alabama (Neutral Site)

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1. Saturday September 5th: vs. Alabama (Neutral Site)

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With no Ohio State, Michigan or Michigan State on their schedule, the Badgers' biggest game is against Alabama in Week 1. Alabama has been vulnerable in each of their last two regular season openers, but the Badgers will have to stop Derrick Henry and the powerful Crimson Tide running game in order to pull off the upset.

Brian Kalchik is a Houston Texans writer and featured writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google+.

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