Nebraska (3-7, 2-5 Big Ten) is home one final time for the season to face off against Big Ten West opponent Wisconsin (5-5, 3-4 Big Ten) at Memorial Stadium. Saturday also marks Senior Day for the Huskers.
Nebraska comes into the matchup looking for its first win over the Badgers since 2012. Wisconsin has won the past eight meetings for the Huskers, including a seven-point win in 2021 in Madison.
Nebraska-Wisconsin football TV channel, time, live stream
TV Channel: ESPN
Time: 11 a.m. CT
Date: Saturday, Nov. 19
Live stream: ESPN app (with TV provider)
Radio: Nebraska fans can listen to the game on the new Huskers Radio Network. Internet radio, as well as a Spanish broadcast, will be available at Huskers.com.
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
Weather: It’s been an unseasonably cold week in the Cornhusker state and unfortunately, that will carry over into the‘ game on Saturday.
Nebraska-Wisconsin football picks, odds
The line: Wisconsin -9.5
(per the VI Consensus)
Nebraska enters the matchup with Wisconsin at 3-7 overall and 2-5 in Big Ten Conference play. The Huskers most recently fell 34-3 to No. 3 Michigan last Saturday in Ann Arbor.
Wisconsin comes to Memorial Stadium with a 5-5 overall record and a 3-4 mark in Big Ten Conference play. The Badgers fell to Iowa, 24-10, last Saturday. Despite losing to the Hawkeyes, the Badger defense limited Iowa to 146 total yards and 52 rushing yards.
Wisconsin is also at the helm of an interim head coach: former Badger All-American Jim Leonhard. He took over the Wisconsin program in October, leading the Badgers to three wins inn five Big Ten games.
The Wisconsin defense will challenge the Huskers on Saturday. As of now, the Badgers are allowing 307.8 yards per game and just over 100 rushing yards per contest.
“I think they’re a solid defense, they’re a top 20 defense in some categories,” Nebraska interim head coach Mickey Joseph said on Thursday. “They’re a team that don’t make mistakes, they’re really good inside with their interior guys and No. 19 (linebacker Nick Herbig) is a really good pass rusher and a really good football player. I think they have a solid defense. We have to execute to move the ball on these people.”
On the offensive side of the ball, Wisconsin touts a strong run game that averages 170.1 yards per contest.
“We’ve had a lot of games that are trench games, and this game will be the exact same thing,” Nebraska defensive coordinator Bill Busch said. “So we’re working really hard to be able to defend the part that they’re really, really good at, at the University of Wisconsin.”
Sophomore running back Braelon Allen will specifically give the Nebraska defense a challenge on Saturday. He has 1,029 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground so far this year.
“He is a really, really good running back,” Joseph said. “He is probably one of the best running backs we have seen this year. We have been seeing some of the really good backs in the country. This kid is special.”
You can learn more about Wisconsin in Brady Oltmans’ preview of the Badgers.
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