The Nebraska offense wants to avoid third and long situations on Saturday when the Huskers host Wisconsin. The Badger’s 3-4 defense is giving up less than 95 yards of rushing per game and has already registered 16 sacks.
Husker offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf says the Badgers try to confuse opponents with their pressure looks.
“What they do is give you a lot of different looks and pressure from different areas”, said Langsdorf. “They overload one side and then pressure from the other side and drop those guys out. They give you some difficult looks and you have to make sure you are sound in protection and the direction that you are sending your back and tight end to help has to be right so you are not blocking air. That’s an important part of it.”
Badger linebacker Joe Schobert already has nine sacks this season and is a mismatch for tackles.