Nebraska (4-5, 2-4 Big Ten) returns home following its second bye week of the season to face Wisconsin (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten). It will be the 14th all-time meeting between the two programs, and the ninth since the Huskers joined the Big Ten in 2011. Nebraska and Wisconsin have also met each season since becoming members of the Big Ten West Division in 2014.
The Badgers currently hold a 9-4 advantage over Nebaska in the series, which includes wins in the past six meetings. The Huskers do hold a 3-2 lead in the series in games played at Memorial Stadium, although the most recent victory at home over Wisconsin game in 2012, 30-27.
Nebraska-Wisconsin football TV channel, time, live stream
TV channel: Big Ten Network (Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen, Rick Pizzo)
Time: 11 a.m. CT
Date: Saturday, November 16
Live stream: FOX Sports GO
Radio: Huskers fans can listen to the Nebraska vs. Wisconsin game on IMG Husker Sports Network, as well as on XM 203/Sirius 138. Internet radio will be available at Huskers.com.
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
Weather: A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. High of 59 degrees. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph.
Nebraska-Wisconsin football picks, odds
The line: Wisconsin -14.5
(per the VI Consensus)
Nebraska’s 2019 season hasn’t gone exactly as preseason projections expected, and now the Huskers are simply hoping to get bowl eligible. With only four wins to date, Nebraska will need to win two out of its next three. First up: Wisconsin.
The Badgers are led by quarterback Jack Coan, who is currently completing 73.2 percent of his passes for 1,664 yards. He has a long list of targets too, from wideouts Quintez Cephus, Danny Davis III and A.J. Taylor to tight end Jake Ferguson. But Wisconsin isn’t only good through the air. They’re also strong on the ground, thanks to running back Jonathan Taylor.
Taylor currently averages 139.9 rushing yards per game and has 15 touchdowns so far this season. Against the Huskers in 2018, Taylor went for 221 yards on the ground and three touchdowns. Both the passing and the rushing game will put the Nebraska defense to work.
As for the Huskers, Coach Scott Frost has been clear that quarterback Adrian Martinez will take the lead as long as he’s healthy. With the uncertainty surrounding wideout Wan’Dale Robinson, Nebraska’s passing and rushing game will have to rely on other playmakers against Wisconsin. Running back Dedrick Mills, for example, will likely need to have a big game fo the Huskers. Wyatt Mazour, who was previously injured and out against Purdue, is back and in the lineup for Saturday.
Nebraska certainly has a challenge ahead against Wisconsin on Saturday. The Huskers have been looking to fire on all cylinders at the same time all season. Will they be able to make it happen against the Badgers, especially with bowl eligibility on the line?