Week 12 of college football continues as Wisconsin travels to Memorial Stadium to play against Nebraska on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 12:00 P.M. This will be the 14th meeting between these two teams. These two teams have not met since last season when the Badgers beat the Cornhuskers at home by the score of 41-24.
Wisconsin Look To Keep Conference Title Hopes AliveWisconsin enters this game with a solid 7-2 record as it beat Iowa at home last week by two points. That win was crucial for the Badgers as they entered that game on a two-game losing streak. Even though Wisconsin has very slim hopes to make it back into the Big Ten Championship Game, it is still theoretically possible if it wins every game moving forward. Now, Wisconsin gets to face a team that it has beaten in each of the last six meetings so it has a great shot to extend that winning streak on Saturday.
Wisconsin's success is due to star running backJonathan Taylor who has looked like one of the best running backs in the nation this season. Specifically, he already has 1,259 rushing yards along with 15 rushing touchdowns. In addition, he also has four receiving touchdowns as he has turned into the complete package in the backfield. Look for him to have another big game on Saturday.
Defensively, Wisconsin has been amazing up to this point. Specifically, the Badgers are allowing 12.6 points per game which ranks 7th in the nation. In addition, the Badgers are allowing 231.4 yards per game which ranks 2nd in the nation. Now, Northern Illinois enters this game off a bye week so perhaps the added preparation time will lead to a better defensive showing in this game.
Nebraska Looks To Take Advantage Of Bye WeekScott Frost has the Cornhuskers in terrible form headed into this game. Specifically, Nebraska has lost five of its first nine games this season despite all the preseason hype surrounding this team. In addition, Nebraska enters this game on a three-game losing streak so it is desperate to end that streak on Saturday. Luckily, the Cornhuskers enter this game following a bye week so perhaps they will be able to take advantage of the extra preparation time in order to pull off this home upset with the hopes of returning to a .500 record.
Leading the Cornhuskers offensively is sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez has been underwhelming this season. He has 1,492 passing yards along with seven passing touchdowns. In addition, he is also leading the Cornhuskers with 399 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns. However, he has had some serious issues with regard to turnovers and durability which has caused him to underachieve this season.
#Huskers offense showed life in that 4th quarter at Purdue. This is nice work by QB Adrian Martinez to step up in pocket to find Soph WR @KadeWarner to convert on 3rd and 14. Offense more dangerous when you involved all the WRs. pic.twitter.com/tSh2WWO9Wr— Chaz in SoCal ❄️ (@Chaz_in_Socal) November 7, 2019
Defensively, Nebraska has been underwhelming up to this point. Specifically, the Cornhuskers are allowing 29.1 points per game which ranks 79th in the nation. In addition, the Cornhuskers are allowing 406.0 yards per game which ranks 74th in the nation. Now, Nebraska enters this game off a bye week so perhaps the added preparation time will lead to a better defensive showing in this game.
Trends found on Covers.com, are:
- Badgers are 23-10-1 ATS in their last 34 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Cornhuskers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 conference games.
- Cornhuskers are 0-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.