Reigning Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Player of the Week Jack Coan leads No. 6 Wisconsin at Illinois today at noon. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
In helping lead the Badgers to a 6-0 start this season, the 2017 Sayville High School graduate has started to pile up some individual honors, as well as some cool nicknames. His teammates volley back and forth between calling him “The Long Island Laser” and “Jacky Heisman.”
Last week, Coan completed 18 of 21 passes for 180 yards and one touchdown during Wisconsin’s 38-0 win over Michigan State. His passing efficiency in the first half was a whopping 174.3. He ranks second in the nation in pass completion percentage.
Wisconsin’s chances of reaching the four-team playoff for the National Championship stand at 33 percent, according to ESPN’s Allstate Playoff Predictor. With today’s game against Illinois (2-4) and next saturday’s showdown at No. 1 Ohio State, the Badgers, who have never reached the playoffs, have a golden opportunity to continue their climb up the rankings.