The Nebraska Cornhuskers will try to snap a three-game losing streak against the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday in Madison, Wis.
Last year, Wisconsin beat the Huskers on a last-second field goal to win, 23-21, in Lincoln, Neb. The year before that, Wisconsin defeated Nebraska, 59-24. Then-running back Melvin Gordon ran for a then-FBS record 408 yards in three quarters.
No. 7 Nebraska (7-0, 4-0) comes in undefeated and looks for a signature win over No. 11 Wisconsin, who is already battle-tested with two close losses to Ohio State and Michigan.
These are the top two teams in the Big Ten West, and the winner likely will play for the Big Ten Championship in Indianapolis in December. Here’s how to catch the action.
Nebraska vs. Wisconsin details
Date: Saturday, Oct. 29
Time: 6 p.m. CT/7 p.m. ET
Location: Camp Randall, Madison, Wis.
Weather: 60 and overcast
The line: Wisconsin is a 9-point favorite
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Who is calling the game?
Play-by-play by Joe Tessitore, analysis by Todd Blackledge and sideline reporting by Holly Rowe.
Will Nebraska be able to run the ball?
Nebraska has struggled to run the past two weeks against Purdue and Indiana, and will face an even tougher test this week against Wisconsin. The Badgers rank near the top of every defensive category in the Big Ten and will be the best defense the Huskers have faced.
Nebraska is dedicated to running the ball with senior RB Terrell Newby, and will also get sophomore Devine Ozigbo back after he missed the past few weeks with an ankle injury. The Nebraska offense sputtered because of the lack of production on first down last week. Will they be able to change that this week?
Will either team score more than 21 points?
Wisconsin has kept every single team below 21 points except Ohio State. Nebraska averages 34 points per game, but has dipped below 30 the past two weeks. Wisconsin, meanwhile, struggles to score and toggles between two different quarterbacks. Will either offense be able to get into a groove?
The Nebraska locker room has a “buzz,” coach Mike Riley said on Thursday. After last year’s loss, and the 2014 blowout, a win over No. 11 Wisconsin would surely change the course of this season for Nebraska and could make this yearly matchup into quite a rivalry.