Big Ten season halfway finished: How have the Badgers fared?

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Derek Landisch hurries Maryland quarterback C.J. Brown. Jim Oxley photograph

Looking ahead

The second half of the Big Ten football season kicks off for Wisconsin this Saturday at Purdue. The Boilermakers (3-6, 1-4 Big Ten) are giving up 31.7 points per game, and are returning home following a two game road trip that saw them lose by a point to Minnesota before getting blown out at Nebraska, 35-14.

Following the Purdue matchup, Wisconsin will face its toughest game left on the schedule when Nebraska comes to Madison.

A game that will likely determine who heads to Indianapolis from the west for the Big Ten Championship, a loss would more than likely end Wisconsin’s chances at a spot in the championship game.

The Badgers then close out the season with a game at Iowa Nov. 22 before looking to defend Paul Bunyan’s Axe Nov. 29 at home.