Wisconsin Football: Ranking their opponents for the 2018 season Part 1

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 24: The Wisconsin Badgers mascot performs against the Florida Gators during the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament East Regional at Madison Square Garden on March 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 24: The Wisconsin Badgers mascot performs against the Florida Gators during the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament East Regional at Madison Square Garden on March 24, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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SAN DIEGO, CA – NOVEMBER 24: Lamar Jordan #13 of the New Mexico Lobos passes the ball during the first half of a game against the San Diego State Aztecs at Qualcomm Stadium on November 24, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA – NOVEMBER 24: Lamar Jordan #13 of the New Mexico Lobos passes the ball during the first half of a game against the San Diego State Aztecs at Qualcomm Stadium on November 24, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

12. New Mexico Lobos

The Badgers second game of the season comes against New Mexico on Sep. 8 at Camp Randall. This is likely to be a snooze-fest as Wisconsin will almost certainly cruise to a blowout victory over the Lobos.

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New Mexico went 3-9 last season and has head coach Bob Davie returning for his seventh season. Davie was suspended for a month in the Spring following an investigation conducted by the university. However, he’ll be back for the Badgers game.

New Mexico isn’t likely to be much better than last season and that will show early on. There’s a new offensive coordinator and quarterback Tevaka Tuioti should thrive in it. Look for the passing game to lead the Lobo’s as their run game as absolutely horrible.

The defense was below average last season and returns most of its players. Still, Wisconsin is far too good and will run all over them.