Badgers big favorites to win Big Ten West division

MADISON, Wis. — Big things are expected for the Wisconsin Badgers football team this fall, especially from Braelon Allen and Nick Herbig.

The Badgers are being picked to win the Big Ten West division and face Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game in this year’s preseason conference poll. Out of 36 possible first-place votes, the Badgers received 31.

Allen and Herbig are expected to anchor the team’s offense and defense, respectively, and both were named to the conference’s preseason honors list.

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Allen ran for more than 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns last year, while Herbig racked up 14.5 tackles for a loss and led the team with 9 sacks.