July 24, 2014

3rd place Badgers get shot at Big Ten Title this week

The Wisconsin Badgers will be reminded all week that they don’t belong in the

Bret Bielema

Big Ten Title game this Saturday against Nebraska.  They finished 3rd in the Big Ten Conference Leaders Division, but were granted the spot in the conference title game against Nebraska, because Ohio State and Penn State are both in ineligible.

AUDIO: Bret Bielema isn’t bothered by those that feel the Badgers don’t belong :21

The Badgers played Nebraska once already this season.  They blew a 17 point lead in the second half back in September, falling 30-27 to the Huskers in Lincoln.

Bret Bielema said they are not ashamed of where they are at and he hopes the fans are excited for this contest.

AUDIO: Bret Bielema hopes Badger fans are excited :23

Wisconsin (7-4, 4-4 Big Ten) is coming off of back-to-back overtime losses to Ohio State and Penn State. 

If the Badgers can pull out a victory, they’ll head  to the Rose Bowl for the third straight season.  A loss for the Badgers could mean a New Years Day Gator Bowl appearance. 

The Badgers are expected to be as healthy as they’ve been this season.  WR Jared Abbrederis is expected to return on Saturday, so is linebacker Chris Borland (hamstring).