For the second-consecutive season and the fifth time in its 25-year history, ESPN College GameDay will broadcast live from Madison in anticipation of a primetime game for the Nebraska-Wisconsin football game.
The Huskers first Big Ten is as big of a splash as you can imagine. Primetime television, ranked 8th in the nation, going up against the 7th ranked team and high expectations heading into this road game.
Both teams breezed through their non conference schedule. The Huskers are coming off a 38-14 win at Wyoming which saw the offense roll up 300 yards rushing for the second week in a row. The Badgers will get their first true test this week, but have blown out opponents by an average of 40+ per game. Wisconsin is also holding opponents to 8.5 points per game, third in the nation.
NU Athletic Director Tom Osborne has asked all Husker fans attending the game to wear black so they stick out amongst the sea of red at Camp Randall Stadium.
The last time these two teams met was back in 1974. Nebraska and Wisconsin are meeting for the first time since the 1974 season and just the sixth time overall. Nebraska holds a 3-2 edge in the all-time series between the schools, and the teams have split the two previous meetings in Madison. Nebraska won both games of a home-and-home matchup in 1965 and 1966, before the teams split in 1973 and 1974 with the Badgers winning the most recent meeting, 21-20, in Madison in 1974.