Nebraska coach Mike Riley says history will not be a factor in the outcome. The Huskers have lost in two previous trips to Madison since joining the Big Ten and the average margin of defeat was 33 points. Seventh ranked Nebraska visits 11th rated Wisconsin and with a victory would have the inside track to the Big Ten West Division title.
“This is our 2016 team and I have loved how we have responded and competed”, said Riley. “It is just a matter of playing better than them on Saturday night. The history of it doesn’t really matter to me.”
There is plenty on the line for both teams. The Badgers are 5-2 against a brutal schedule but with two conference losses this a must win for their division title hopes.
“They are a very talented team”, said Wisconsin safety Leo Musso. “They are highly ranked, undefeated and they have a lot of good playmakers on the team. They are going to be a great challenge for us.”
Kickoff in Camp Randall Stadium is 6:00 p.m. The game will be carried by ESPN.