Nebraska Prepares for Showdown with Wisconsin

Nebraska makes its final road trip of the season on Saturday afternoon when the Huskers take on 19th-ranked Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium. Game time in Madison is set for shortly after 2:30 p.m. CT.  The game will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM with coverage on the Huskers Radio Network beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Nebraska is coming off a bye week and stands at 3-7 overall and 1-6 in Big Ten Conference play. In the Huskers’ most recent game, Nebraska fought hard against sixth-ranked Ohio State before falling 26-17, suffering its fourth setback this season against a ranked opponent. Nebraska held the powerful Buckeye offense in check, allowing a season-low point total against the nation’s top-ranked scoring offense. Despite its disappointing record, Nebraska continues to remain competitive each week with its seven losses coming by a total of 42 points.  This will be Nebraska’s first game since four offensive assistants were let go.  Head coach Scott Frost told the media on Monday that the players have handled the changes well.

 

Wisconsin comes into its home finale full of momentum. After a 1-3 start, the Badgers have reeled off six consecutive wins to get to 7-3 overall and 5-2 in Big Ten Conference play. Wisconsin’s most recent victory was a 35-7 rout of Northwestern on Saturday in Madison, with the Badger defense holding Northwestern scoreless for the first three quarters. Wisconsin needs two victories to secure a trip to the Big Ten Championship Game for the seventh time in the 11-year history of the title game.  Frost said the game will be physical and a big challenge for the Huskers.

 

The schools have met 14 times overall, with nine of those meetings coming since Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011.  Wisconsin owns a 10-4 advantage in the all-time series between the schools, including an 8-1 edge since 2011.

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