A look at every Wisconsin Week 1 game from the past decade

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Week 1 is almost here for the 2021 Wisconsin Badgers as they get ready for a rare early conference test when Penn State visits Camp Randall on Saturday.

As the Badgers ready for this opener, let’s take a look back at the past decade of season openers for Wisconsin football. The one that is certainly still fresh in the minds of fans came last season in a stadium without fans. Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz looked superhuman in a win over Illinois that got the Badgers off to a 1-0 start.

How have other recent openers looked for Wisconsin? Let’s reminisce on every Week 1 game from 2010-2020:

Sep. 4, 2010 at UNLV: W 41-21

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Sep. 1, 2011 vs. UNLV: W 51-17

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Sep. 1, 2012 vs. Northern Iowa: W 26-21

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Aug. 31, 2013 vs. UMass: W 45-0

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Aug. 30, 2014 vs. LSU (at NRG Stadium): L 28-24

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Sep. 5, 2015 vs. Alabama (at AT&T Stadium): L 35-17

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Sep. 3, 2016 vs. LSU (at Lambeau Field): W 16-14

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Sep. 1, 2017 vs. Utah State: W 59-10

Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus clears two Utah state defenders Sept. 1, 2017 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis.

Aug. 31, 2018 vs. Western Kentucky: W 34-3

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Aug. 30, 2019 at USF: W 49-0

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Oct. 23, 2020 vs. Illinois: W 45-7

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