Wisconsin football will try to keep Nebraska winless this weekend in Camp Randall.
Coming off a bye week, Wisconsin football has a much easier game than it probably thought heading into the season. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are currently 0-4 and the Badgers should make that 0-5.
But just winning the game isn’t going to be good enough for Wisconsin fans. And it shouldn’t be. The Badgers have struggled against inferior opponents so far this season. Maybe Wisconsin has a bad habit of playing down to its competition, but the fact remains true. That has to change this weekend.
Wisconsin is far better than Nebraska. That was the case before the season started and it’s the case now. And Nebraska is far worse than we thought they were going to be. Scott Frost’s learning curve has been steeper than anticipated. His Huskers have lost some tight games against Northwestern and Colorado, but they lost nonetheless.
Wisconsin is in a serious look-ahead spot right now with the road game against Michigan looming. This is the perfect spot for Nebraska to pull off an upset, essentially end Wisconsin’s season, and finally get the Scott Frost era off the ground.
Wisconsin isn’t the kind of program that will get caught looking ahead though. The way they ground out the win against the Iowa Hawkeyes was textbook Wisconsin football. When it gets ugly, Wisconsin starts to shine. The Badgers will take advantage of every opportunity you give them, like a hole for a fullback to take a sweep 33 yards or a tipped pass that a linebacker will secure for an interception and seal the game.
Wisconsin has what it takes to dominate the Cornhuskers. The Badgers are more talented in just about every regard. These five players, with great performances, can ensure a lopsided victory in favor of the home team Saturday night.