The offenses of BYU and Wisconsin are predicated on running the ball, so linebackers for both teams should be busy Saturday when the teams meet in Madison (3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN). That's good news for fans that like to see big-time linebackers at work.

There will be two on view Saturday. BYU features senior Kyle Van Noy (6-foot-3, 245 pounds); Wisconsin has senior Chris Borland (5-11, 246).

Van Noy, ranked 82nd on NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt's list of the nation's top 100 seniors, has 11 tackles for loss, four sacks, an interception, six pass breakups, 11 quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery this season. He has 55.5 tackles for loss in his career, which is eighth-most among active players.

Borland, 84th on Brandt's list, has missed all but one quarter of the past two games with an injured hamstring, but he still leads the Badgers with 57 tackles. He also has two sacks, two pass breakups and two quarterback hurries. Borland also has 13 forced fumbles in his career, which is one shy of the NCAA career record held by five players (Purdue's Ryan Kerrigan, Southern Miss' Cordarro Law, Cincinnati's Antwan Peek, Arizona State's Terrell Suggs and USC's Kenechi Udeze).

This will be the fourth season in a row Van Noy has played against a Gary Andersen-coached team. Andersen is in his first season with the Badgers after leaving Utah State.