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ESPN's Prediction For Saturday's Nebraska-Northwestern Game

Nebraska's band performs during game.

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 04: The band of the Nebraska Cornhuskers performs before the game against the Northwestern Wildcats at Memorial Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Nebraska and Northwestern go head-to-head this week in a game that could eliminate someone from Big Ten West contention.

The Huskers are coming off a blowout loss to Ohio State, their second in the last four weeks. Fortunately for Nebraska, the team has won seven of their last eight games at Memorial Stadium. But they'll need quarterback Adrian Martinez to cut down on the mistakes to beat anyone, let alone Northwestern.

The Wildcats are just 1-3 on the season after winning the Big Ten West last year. Their last two losses have come in the Big Ten against Michigan State and Wisconsin. If they want to beat Nebraska this week, the offense will need to get humming against a team other than UNLV.

The consequences of losing this game could be severe for either side.

ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the game.

ESPN’s computer model believes that Nebraska has this game. The computer model gives the Huskers a 68.1 percent chance to win this Saturday’s game.

Northwestern has won three of their last four against Nebraska, including the last two in Lincoln. But they'll still be seven-point underdogs on the road this weekend.

The game will be played at 4 p.m. EST on FOX.