Nebraska defensive coach Terry Joseph said last year’s tape of the Wisconsin loss showed a lot about why the defense gave up big yards, especially in the second half. Joseph said it came on the play action fake.
That play action was set up by Wisconsin’s ability to score on two late second quarter touchdown passes. On the first, Jared Abbrederis caught a 36 yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson with just over two minutes to go in the first half. That gave Wisconsin a 20-14 lead.
They added another touchdown pass with 36 seconds left and they never looked back in their 48-17 win in Nebraska’s Big Ten debut.
Abbrederis finished with five catches for 95 yards. Abbrederis is their featured receiver and he’s played in just three of their four games, but he leads the team with 13 catches, averaging just under 20 yards per catch and he has three touchdowns. Joseph said the Huskers will be carefully watching him.
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