Wisconsin Football hosts Nebraska for a Saturday evening matchup under the lights of Camp Randall. Badger of Honor has some early thoughts on the Cornhuskers.
Last year’s matchup between Wisconsin Football and Nebraska was competitive for most of the game, with the Badgers ultimately pulling away from the Cornhuskers in the fourth quarter for a final score of 38-17.
Jonathan Taylor was outstanding for Wisconsin, rushing for 249 yards and two touchdowns, including a 75-yard scamper to the end zone. Taylor’s total rushing yards for the game were the third-most ever allowed by Nebraska to an opponent.
The Wisconsin defense was pretty shaking in the first half, giving up 313 total yards to the Nebraska offense, but the unit was effective in making adjustments at halftime and held the Huskers to a paltry 68 yards in the second half.
The victory was Wisconsin’s sixth in seven tries against Nebraska dating back to when the Huskers joined the Big Ten in 2011, a trend the 0-4 Huskers will be hard-pressed to change on Saturday night at Camp Randall against the No. 16 Badgers.
While Nebraska is considered a major underdog in this contest, Badger fans should not be surprised if the Scott Frost and the Huskers give Wisconsin more of a fight than anticipated. They have some talented players, particularly on offense, and are desperate for a win.
That being said, it wouldn’t be shocking to see a blowout of epic proportions either. Nebraska got annihilated by Michigan in Ann Arbor a few weeks ago, and the Badgers are just as talented and will also have the advantage of having a raucous crowd on their side. Can Frost rally his troops to at least make this competitive?
Here are three quick thoughts on how the Huskers match up with the Badgers.