The folks you love reading every week are back again with their picks of this weekend’s Wisconsin football game against Nebraska. These projections are pretty lopsided.
There isn’t much concern about who is going to win this game. It’s a matter of how the teams look while doing it. Wisconsin has to show that its capable of dominating a lesser foe and Nebraska just has to show some life.
Here’s how the crew at Badger of Honor see the game unfolding.
Zac Pestine (@Zac_Pestine): Nebraska has had an abysmal season and now comes to Camp Randall, where it has not won since 1966. We may never see Melvin Gordon’s 408 rushing yards in three quarters again, but another 200-yard performance from Jonathan Taylor would not be surprising. Wisconsin is hungry to dominate and reestablish itself on the national scene. Wisconsin 45, Nebraska 7.
Sam Land (@samland23): I could see this game going a couple of different ways. Nebraska is 0-4 and has not actually won a game since October of 2017, so you would think that Scott Frost and his squad are desperate for a win. This, along with the Huskers’ weapons on offense, could make them dangerous come Saturday.
On the other hand, Nebraska’s ugly performance a few weeks ago against Michigan makes me think this could be a blowout victory for the Badgers. The Huskers’ defense was ripped to shreds by the Wolverines, particularly on the ground, and Wisconsin’s rushing attack is better than Michigan’s. In addition, Alex Hornibrook is coming off his best game of the season and looks to be the most confident he has been since the Orange Bowl. In the end, I think Jonathan Taylor and the rest of the Wisconsin offense put up a huge performance and lead the Badgers to a comfortable win. Wisconsin 42, Nebraska 20.
Joe Orlofski (@joeorlofski): Nebraska hasn’t looked good in recent years and this year is no exception. The hapless Huskers take on a well-rested Badger team, who still has College Football Playoff hopes. Jonathan Taylor should have plenty of room to run and may eclipse 200 yards. Alex Hornibrook should be a game manager this week, only having to make throws when the run game slows down. This one won’t be close. Wisconsin 48, Nebraska 10.
Christian Borman (@christianborman): The Badgers, fresh off a bye week, welcome the Huskers to Camp Randall for a night game. The Huskers are still searching for their first win and should give the Badgers their best shot Saturday night. Wisconsin’s offense will be too much to contain and Jonathon Taylor will shred the Husker defense and lead Wisconsin to yet another victory over Nebraska. Wisconsin 32, Nebraska 16.
Steven Tondi (@TondisMaximus21): Nebraska comes to Camp Randall hungry for a victory. The Badgers should be eager to return to the field after an impressive victory at Iowa. Wisconsin’s running game will be on full display with Jonathan Taylor breaking a couple of runs. The Badgers defense gets enough stops to come away with the victory. Wisconsin 38, Nebraska 20.
Tanner Nestle (@NestleIsTheName): Wisconsin owns Nebraska whenever the Huskers come to Camp Randall and I don’t expect this game to be any different. Nebraska might have some talent on offense but it’s just too poor on defense to hope to stop Wisconsin through four quarters. Jonathan Taylor ran for over 200 yards last year in Lincoln. I wouldn’t be surprised to see that kind of total again in Madison. Wisconsin 48, Nebraska 21.