Wisconsin is starting to hit their stride the past couple of weeks as they have won 3 straight games.

The Badgers are 4-3 on the season and 2-2 in B1G play. They have wins against Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Army and Purdue. They have losses against No. 20 Penn State, No. 11 Notre Dame and No. 6 Michigan

They have beaten Illinois 24-0, Army 20-14 and upset Purdue 30-13 in its past 3 games. This is in part due to their stellar defensive play.

Wisconsin has always had  a good defense and a good LB core that is no different this season.

LBs Leo Chanel and Jack Sanborn are 2 of the 3 highest graded LBs in the country, according to PFF College. The other LB in that category is Georgia LB Nakobe Dean.

Chanel has a grade of 91.8; he is the highest grade of the 3 LBs. He has 51 total tackles, 30 solo tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles on the season.

Sanborn has a grade of 84.9; he is 3rd on the list of 3 LBs. Sanborn has 47 total tackles, 29 solo tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and 1 fumble recovery on the year.

Wisconsin is at home for a huge B1G West division matchup against No. 9 Iowa at noon ET on ESPN.