Most Nebraska fans pegged this game as a loss at the beginning of the season.
Then the season happened. Many have lost faith. A lot are no longer paying attention. So be it.
I’ve used cheerleaders on our game threads most of the time. Today I call upon Tom Novak, the toughest son of a bitch to ever play Husker football. There’s this constant talk about Blackshirt tradition, what that means, and how “these kids these days are so young they don’t know what Nebraska tradition is about”. Blah blah blah.
There’s a story about Novak coming to the sideline with broken ribs, having them pushed back into place, then going back into the game. Is that myth? Legend? Perhaps. I’ve had broken ribs. They hurt when you breathe. You would have to be the toughest mother fucker alive to go back on a football field like that.
We could use a lot of that today. Maybe we’ll get it. Time to find out.
Go Big Red!
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.