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Wisconsin football: Nebraska game at Camp Randall gets late start time

Wisconsin will once again have a nighttime kickoff this season.

Following the upcoming bye weekend, the Badgers will host the Nebraska Cornhuskers under the lights of Camp Randall Stadium for a 6:30 p.m. start time on Oct. 6. The Big Ten Network will carry the broadcast.

This will be the third night game among five contests played by Wisconsin so far in 2018. The season-opening win against Western Kentucky and Saturday’s win over Iowa both kicked off during the evening.

In recent years, the Badgers and Huskers have faced off in many nighttime match-ups. Both programs hosted evening games during the past two seasons, with UW coming out victorious in both. Last year, UW went into Lincoln and took care of business, dispensing of the Huskers in a 38–17 victory. In 2016, Wisconsin won 23–17 in a contest that went to overtime.

Of course, Wisconsin also welcomed Nebraska “warmly” into the Big Ten back in 2011 with a Russell Wilson-led attack that heavily contributed to a 48–17 win.

In 2012, Nebraska took care of business at home under the lights of Memorial Stadium during the regular season match-up in a 30–27 win, but Wisconsin returned the favor in a 70–31 blowout win over Bo Pelini and the Huskers in a prime-time match-up during that year’s conference championship game.

A certain four-star quarterback commit for Wisconsin’s class of 2018 chimed in after the announcement:

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