Who is starting for Badgers vs. OSU? Wisconsin football roster, depth chart vs. Ohio State

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Wisconsin entered the 2022 season ranked No.18 in the preseason but the Badgers' time in the AP top 25 didn't last two weeks into the season. Wisconsin dropped to No. 19 after the first week and then following its loss to Washington State at home, the Badgers were booted from the rankings.

And now the Badgers face No. 3 Ohio State to start the Big Ten season. Wisconsin bounced back from the 17-14 loss to the Cougars with a 66-7 win over New Mexico State in Week 3.

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Wisconsin enters the game with star running back Braelon Allen averaging 6.6 yards per carry and with returning starter Graham Mertz under center.

Here's a look at the Wisconsin roster and depth chart before the Ohio State game.

Here’s a quick look at the Wisconsin roster depth chart vs. Ohio State

Coach: Paul Chryst

  • 8th season, 67-24
  • Career record: 86-43

Projected Wisconsin depth chart

Source:uwbadgers.com/sports/football

Offense

Coordinator: Bobby Engram

POS;NO.;PLAYER;HT;WT;YR

  • QB;5;Graham Mertz;6-3;216;Jr.
  • ;16;Myles Burkett;6-0;204;Fr.
  • ;10;Deacon Hill;6-3;251;r-Fr.
  • RB;0;Braelon Allen;6-2;235;So.
  • ;1;Chez Mellusi;5-11;201;Sr.
  • FB;34;Jackson Acker;6-1;238;r-Fr.
  • ;37;Riley Nowakowski;6-1;237;So.
  • WR;13;Chimere Dike;6-1;195;Jr.
  • ;4;Markus Allen;6-1;211;r-Fr.
  • WR;11;Skyler Bell;6-0;190;r-Fr.
  • ;3;Keontez Lewis;6-2;190;So.
  • TE;85;Clay Cundiff;6-3;236;Jr.
  • ;87;Hayden Rucci;6-4;256;Jr.
  • LT;79;Jack Nelson;6-7;310;So.
  • ;Nolan Rucci;6-8;297;r-Fr.
  • LG;65;Tyler Beach;6-6;317;Sr.
  • ;56;Joe Brunner;6-5;317;Fr.
  • C;75;Joe Tippmann;6-6;317;Jr.
  • ;78;Trey Wedig;6-7;315;So.
  • RG;74;Michael Furtney;6-5;315;Sr.
  • ;63;Tanor Bortolini;6-4;313;So.
  • RT;71;Riley Mahlman;6-8;315;r-Fr.
  • ;50;Logan Brown;6-6;313;Jr.

Defense

Coordinator: Jim Leonhard

POS;NO.;PLAYER;HT;WT;YR

  • DE;56;Rodas Johnson;6-2;293;Jr.
  • ;96;Cade McDonald;6-6;285;So.
  • NT;95;Keeanu Benton;6-4;315;Sr.
  • ;94;Gio Paez;6-3;316;Jr.
  • DE;99;Isaiah Mullens;6-4;303;Sr.
  • ;90;James Thompson Jr.;6-5;295;So.
  • OLB;19;Nick Herbig;6-2;228;Jr.
  • ;52;Kaden Johnson;6-2;230;So.
  • ILB;55;Maema Njongmeta;6-0;229;Jr.
  • ;36;Jake Chaney;5-11;229;So.
  • ILB;54;Jordan Turner;6-1;225;So.
  • ;39;Tatum Grass;6-2;232;Jr.
  • OLB;98;C.J. Goetz;6-3;243;Jr.
  • 17;Darryl Peterson;6-1;244;r-Fr.
  • CB;1;Jay Shaw;5-11;187;Sr.
  • ;20;Semar Melvin;5-11;170;Jr.
  • SS;15;John Torchio;6-1;211;Sr.
  • 41;Titus Toler;5-11;195;Jr.
  • FS;13;Kamo'i Latu;6-0;195;Jr.
  • ;14;Preston Zachman;6-1;208;So.
  • CB;11;Alexander Smith;5-11;183;Sr.
  • ;2;Ricardo Hallman;5-10;177;r-Fr.
  • NB;5;Cedric Dort;5-11;183;Sr.
  • ;21;Justin Clark;5-11;180;Sr.

Wisconsin Badgers special teams

POS;NO.;PLAYER;HT;WT;YR

  • P;38;Andy Vujnovich;6-3;230;Sr.
  • ;28;Gavin Meyers;6-1;194;So.
  • K;91;Vito Calvaruso;6-3;200;Jr.
  • ;29;Nate Van Zelst;5-11;184;r-Fr.
  • KO;22;Jack Van Dyke;6-5;215;So.
  • ;91;Vito Calvaruso;6-3;200;Jr.
  • LS;47;Peter Bowden;6-2;230;Jr.
  • ;69;Zach Zei;6-2;221;r-Fr.
  • H;28;Gavin Meyers;6-1;194;So.
  • ;38;Andy Vujnovich;6-3;230;Sr.
  • PR;6;Dean Engram;5-9;170;Jr.
  • ;13;Chimere Dike;6-1;195;Jr.
  • KR;20;Isaac Guerendo;6-0;223;Sr.
  • ;3;Keontez Lewis;6-2;190;So.

Wisconsin football stats

SCORING;1;2;3;4;OT

Wisconsin;14;52;35;17

Opponents;0;7;10;7

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Wisconsin total: 118 / Avg.: 39.3

Opp total: 24 / Avg.: 8.0

PER-GAME AVERAGES

Rushing 218.3

Passing 260.3

vs. rush 76.0

vs. pass 170.0

FIRST DOWNS

Rushing: 25

Passing: 34

Penalty: 6

vs. rush: 14

vs. pass: 20

vs. penalty: 4

CONVERSIONS

3rd down: 14-30 (46.7 pct)

4th down: 2-3 (66.7 pct)

vs. 3rd down: 9-37 (24.3 pct)

vs. 4th down: 1-3 (33.3 pct)

PENALTIES

Wisconsin: 20-207 (60.9 avg/g)

OPP: 16-143 (47.7 avg/g)

RED ZONE PCT

Scores: 13-15 (86.7 pct)

Touchdowns: 11-15 (73.3 pct)

OPP scores: 3-6 (50.0 pct)

OPP TDs: 2-6 (33.3 pct)

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Rushing: Braelon Allen, 50-332 (6.6 avg) 5 TD; Chez Mellusi, 35-163 (4.7 avg) 1 TD; Isaac Guerendo, 17-91 (5.4 avg.) 3 TD; Julius Davis 11-82 (7.5 avg)

Passing: Graham Mertz, 44 of 62 (71.0 pct) 697 yds, 6 TD, 2 INT; Myles Burkett, 4 of 5 (80.0 pct) 84 yds

Receiving: Chimere Dike, 9 rec, 172 yds (19.1 avg) 1 TD; Clay Cundiff, 8 rec, 139 yds (17.4 avg) 2 TD; Skyler Bell, 8 rec, 146 yds (18.3 avg) 2 TD; Hayden Rucci, 4 rec, 47 yds (11.8 avg); Markus Allen, 4 rec, 45 yds (11.3 avg)

Kick scoring: Nate Van Zelst, 9-9 XP, 1-1 FG, 12 pts; Vito Calvaruso, 7-7 XP, 1-3 FG, 10 pts

Tackles: Maema Njongmeta, 19 (9 solo); Jordan Turner, 13 (5); John Torchio, 12 (4); Nick Herbig, 11 (7); Jake Chaney, 9 (4); Kamo'i Latu, 8 (4); C.J. Goetz, 8 (4); Darryl Peterson, 7 (2)

Interceptions-yds: John Torchio, 1-100; Max Lofy, 1-15; Maema Njongmeta, 1-6; Jay Shaw, 1-6; Jake Chaney, 1-4; Ricardo Hallman, 1-0; Preston Zachman, 1-0

Sacks-yds: Nick Herbig, 4-40; John Torchio, 1-6; Kamo'i Latu, 1-6; Jordan Turner, 1-1

Punting: Andy Vujnovich, 8-373 (46.6 avg)

Kick returns: Isaac Guerendo, 3-102 (34.0 avg)

Punt returns: Dean Engram, 5-3 (0.6 avg)