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Can Wisconsin's defense stack up against No. 25 USC's offense?

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SAN DIEGO, Cali. (WKOW) --  Game planning is ramping up for the Badgers and they know one thing for certain: they do not want to get locked up in a shootout with this high-powered USC offense.


The Trojans are led by one of the better quarterbacks in the country, senior Cody Kessler. He entered the season as a Heisman candidate but wasn't able to match last year's ridiculous numbers. Kessler is ranked 21st in the country in passing yards and 13th in passing touchdowns with 28. He threw just six interceptions.
Kessler has some play-makers to throw to as well including Juju Smith-Schuster who has nearly 1,400 yards and 10 touchdowns receiving.


"These are the types of games you wish for, especially as a defensive back," Badgers cornerback Darius Hillary said when asked on their matchup, "They're going to throw the ball up in the air and give us some chances to go make some plays."


Fellow cornerback Sojourn Shelton knows he's about to face one of the most explosive offense's they've seen all year long.

"It's a team that can put up a lot of points and a team that you're going to have to bring your 'A' game with. So, as a defense and as a team overall, we're very accepting of the challenge. We understand it's going to be fun."


The Trojans also have a trio of good running backs and a solid offensive line, but they'll be without one of it's starting tackle Chad Wheeler. He was involved in an incident with the police and was left at home due. 

The Badgers will take on the Trojans, Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. CT on ESPN. 
 
 

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