Week 12 – Wisconsin vs. Nebraska
This game could be a big trap game. With the Minnesota game looking, could the Huskers give the Badgers some problems? Nebraska is just 3-7 on the season and 1-6 in the conference, but they just play Ohio State last week and they hung with the Buckeyes at home, losing 26-17.
So the big question is this: which Nebraska makes its way to Madison, the team that lost to Illinois, or the team that hung with the Buckeyes?
Nebraska will be a team that has nothing to lose when they play the Badgers. They won’t be bowl eligible and they would have a chance to ruin Wisconsin’s chance at winning the division.
The Huskers have lost four in a row and six of their last seven, with their lone win coming against Northwestern, a 56-7 victory at home. Even though their record may not show it, their recent losses have actually been pretty close. They lost by three to Michigan at home, seven to Minnesota on the road, five to Purdue at home, and then the nine-point loss to Ohio State.
What I’m really saying is that despite their record, this Nebraska game might not be the slam dunk everyone thinks it is. The offense is really going to have to come through because the defense will have their hands full with the Husker offense. They are 19th in the country in total offense and average almost 29 points per game.
I think the defense for the Wisconsin football team will be able to keep the Cornhuskers below 20 points and may be able to force some turnovers, giving the offense some decent field position.
I want to say the Badgers blow the Huskers out at home, but something tells me it will be a little closer than that, but Bucky still rolls.
Wisconsin 28 – Nebraska 17