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Saturday, Oct. 29, the Nebraska Cornhuskers take on the Wisconsin Badgers in a pivotal Big Ten matchup. The game, to be played at Camp Randall Stadium in Wisconsin, is slated for a 7:00 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on ESPN. Read on for our Nebraska vs. Wisconsin preview.
According to ESPN��s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Wisconsin wins the matchup between the two teams 69.3% of the time. The spread, via Oddshark, has the Badgers favored as well.
Spread: Wisconsin -7.5
Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Nebraska vs. Wisconsin preview:
The unbeaten Cornhuskers enter the contest fresh off of a 27-14 win against Purdue last Saturday. The 5-2 Badgers topped Iowa last week 17-9. Wisconsin's two losses this season are Ohio State and Michigan; both seven point losses.
Wisconsin put up 423 yards of offense last week against Iowa including 256 passing yards, but nevertheless it was a close game against the Hawkeyes. It's also worth noting that Wisconsin did not have a single penalty on the day. Running back Corey Clement ran for 134 yards and one touchdown on 35 carries against Iowa.
Nebraska's win over Purdue wasn't necessarily pretty, but a win is indeed a win. Nebraska put up 409 yards of offense but also gave up 333 to the Boilermakers. The key to Nebraska's win was stopping the run as Purdue had just 24 yards on 22 rushing attempts.
Nebraska fell to Wisconsin a year ago in Lincoln, 23-21.
Nebraska vs. Wisconsin prediction:
This one could turn out to be a classic Big Ten battle between two teams attempting to run the ball first to open up the passing game.
Wisconsin's defense has been stellar this season as it ranks ninth in the country allowing only 301 yards per game. Nebraska's defense has not been bad either as the Cornhuskers are allowing just 343 yards per contest which ranks 21st in the country.
Nebraska has the edge in terms of the passing game, but this will be the stingiest defense it has faced all season. The Cornhuskers also have the ability to run the ball and if they get the run game going like they have shown they can this season the 'Huskers should improve to 8-0 on the year and keep their playoff hopes alive.
Nebraska 27, Wisconsin 23