1-5 big ten, I like Nebraska at -13.5. Wisconsin lost a lot of key players, and offensive coordinator Cryst, who worked closely with the offensive line. Nebraska has been up and down, but they've been solid at home, and against quarterbacks that aren't mobile. Wisconsin first year starter hasn't gone road, and running game and talent at receiver aren't great. Wisconsin has also struggled with speed at the linebacker position, Abdullah and Birkhead should success. While both teams will be motivated Nebraska revenge.
Very Interesting game here, This will be the best defensive front Nebraska has seen yet. I'm concerned with Nebraska keeping points off the board here bol.
Wisky's Defense has not played up to anywhere where they should be. They are a complete wreck this year, and I don't see this being the game where they turn it around. They will be going into an extremely hostile environment. Nebraska should get out early, forcing wisky to throw the ball, Which is obv a problem due to there qb situation.
Maybe I'm alone here but these teams seem pretty even and getting near 2 TD's here seems a bit high just saying.
Well Wisconsin has looked weak against mediocre teams - I don't see the Wisconsin defense that got run on by Oregon State and Northern Iowa doing well. First year quarterback's first game on the road and average running game. Statement game for Nebraska too after being blownout at Wisconsin and Michigan last year.
Northern Iowa & Oregon State COMBINED for a total of 119 rush yards on Wisconsin. Wisconsin has a decent front, yea I agree they have issues but so does Nebraska. I expect Nebraska to win but not by 2 TD'S BOL
Well, Utah State and Utep averaged over 5 yards a carry against Wisconsin - Oregon State averaged over 4 yards a carry - Northern Iowa and Oregon State didn't run much against Wisconsin but they had success with screen passes to running backs and runs when needed. Wisconsin has played 2 solid teams - Oregon State who beat them and Utah State who they beat by 2 because they missed a 37 yard field goal at the end. To say Wisconsin is in the same class as Nebraska is not supported by any facts.
I would have to say you have Nebraska graded much higher than me GL.
Well, Wisconsin should have lost to Utah State at home barely beat Northern Iowa - huge game Nebraska.
I have one concern. I am a lifelong Nebraska fan and this game reeks of the 2010 Texas game. Nebraska had probably the BIGGEST revenge factor I've ever seen after 2009 B12 championship game. Nebraska was facing a Texas team that many saw as being down that year and the huskers had that game circled before the season began. Texas won the game outright in Lincoln.
Now this weekend, with revenge factor, huge night game on national TV, special circumstances with alternate uniforms and against a team that has underachieved. I think Pelini gets his teams too jacked up for these games and the extreme emotion leads to being tight and leads to mistakes. I think Nebraska wins but I think the value is on the Wisconsin side. I hope I am wrong but I won't be playing this game anyway. Just my 2 cents.