The last game for Nebraska (November 2nd) ended in heartbreak as the Huskers had the lead in the final five minutes, but were unable to stop Purdue from scoring. They were also unable to drive the field in the final minute to score.
Last week the Huskers had a bye and hopefully that extra week will have them ready to put on their best showing of the year, as the Wisconsin Badgers are coming to Lincoln.
The Badgers are 7-2 and ranked 15th in both the AP and The Coaches Poll and are coming off a 24-22 win over Iowa last week. They are led by running back Jonathon Taylor, who has 1.259 yards on the year, which has him ranked third in the country.
Wisconsin also has a stout defense, allowing just over 230 yards per game. The defense is led by inside linebacker Jack Sanborn.
Date/Time: November 16, 2019, 11 A.M. CDT
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska Capacity 85,458
Series Record: Wisconsin leads 9-4. In Lincoln, Nebraska leads 4-3. Wisconsin currently has a 6 game winning streak going. The last meeting Wisconsin won 41-24 last season in Madison.
TV: The game will be televised on BTN. Kevin Kugler will do the play-by-play, with Matt Millen as the analysit and Rick Pizzo on the sidelines. It can also be streamed on the Fox Sports App with your cable or dish log in.
Radio: Huskers sports radio network. The audio can also be streamed live for free at huskers.com. The crew will be: Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison, and Ben McLaughlin. Satellite radio options include: XM Simulcast 203; Sirius Simulcast 138
Weather: Cloudy skies with a high of 55 degrees.
Odds: Wisconsin is favored by 14-14.5.
JD Spielman is ranked 4th in the FBS for receptions for 40 or more yards this season. He has seven.
Adrian Martinez leads Nebraska in both rushing and passing. He is one of three players in a Power 5 school to accomplish this. The other two are Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts and Virginia’s Bryce Perkins.
This week’s match up against Wisconsin is the latest ever match up between the two schools.
Head Coach Scott Frost on playing Wisconsin
“You can’t count on getting 80 plays like you would in a lot of games. You better try and do what you can do in 55 plays. That’s their brand of football and they’re good at it.”
On the team beating itself
“We’re all tired of it. I wish the team had just a little more conviction to just get it done at times and wish we would get to a point where some of the mistakes aren’t happening.”
JoJo Domann on Wisconsin Running Back Jonathon Taylor
“He can slip through these tight gaps that big o-linemen help create and he’s just a workhorse. You’ve got to gang tackle him, you’ve really got to knife him, wrap him up. You can’t hit him up top, you can’t really take him down with your arms.”
Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander on the game vs. Wisconsin
“If everybody did their job every play on defense, we probably win three more games. And I’m sure it’s the same way on offense and special teams. But everybody needs to do their job every play. In this type of game, everybody needs to play in their gap. Everybody needs to execute. Or that guy gets a crack this big and she’s over.”