The Broncos won’t have Emmanuel Sanders, and a struggling Trevor Siemian will play through a bad right shoulder. That means the Broncos will go back to the run-heavy game plan that allowed them to edge the Chargers in Week 1. The backfield is deeper behind C.J Anderson with Devontae Booker in the mix. Denver’s defense will dominate again and allow the team to run away with another tough victory in the series.
Rudolph, Oklahoma State’s 6-5, 230-pound senior signal-caller, completed 25 of his 38 pass attempts for 282 yards to lead the Cowboys to a 13-10 win at rival Texas. It was Oklahoma State’s fifth straight win at Texas and third overall in the series, but didn’t come easily. Rudolph led the 10th-ranked Cowboys (6-1) to a game-tying field goal late in the third quarter. He got his team in position to win the game in the fourth, but a missed field goal sent the game to overtime.
Garrett Dooley, OLB, Wisconsin The 6-3, 246-pound senior is in the same mold of Steelers rookie T.J. Watt. He’s quietly put together a solid season and added a quarterback hit to force an interception in Wisconsin’s 38-13 win over Maryland. Dooley has 5 1/2 sacks on the season on a defense that ranks sixth nationally in yards allowed and fifth in scoring.
T.J. Edwards, LB, Wisconsin Edwards is probably Wisconsin’s most NFL-ready defensive player. The 6-1, 244-pound senior has dealt with a foot injury this season, but returned Saturday to benefit from Dooley’s QB pressure. Edwards scored the game’s first touchdown on a 54-yard interception return and finished with five tackles. As a three-year starter, Edwards is the leader of the Badgers defense.
Troy Fumagalli, TE, Wisconsin Fumagalli might be the most complete tight end in the country. The Badgers missed him against Northwestern and Purdue, but the 6-6, 248-pound senior was Wisconsin’s most reliable receiver Saturday against Maryland. Fumagalli has great hands, is a smart and polished route runner and blocks well. He caught seven passes for 83 yards in the win over Maryland.