Wisconsin’s Barry Alvarez said tomorrow night’s Big Ten opener against the Nebraska Cornhuskers is the most anticipated game in Wisconsin football history. You can’t go anywhere and not see, hear or read something about this game.
Nebraska is playing its first game as a member of the Big Ten Conference and Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson is getting ready to play his first Big Ten game.
The last time these two schools met was back in 1974. Wisconsin won that year, knocking off the highly ranked Cornhuskers 22-21 at Camp Randall.
The Cornhuskers are trying to downplay their first Big Ten game.
The Badgers, who are 9 1/2 point favorites coming in, will have a challenge in front of them, trying to stop Nebraska’s option offense. The Badgers rank 22nd in the nation in run defense, allowing 89.3 yards per game. Wisconsin’s
co-defensive coordinator Charlie Partridge.
Cornhuskers QB Taylor Martinez is averaging 105.2 rushing yards per game. Running back Rex Burkhead also averaged another 105 yards a game.
For Wisconsin, since Russell Wilson’s arrival on campus, the Badgers have been as balanced as ever. Nebraska should find it difficult to shut down both Badger tailbacks (James White & Montee Ball), as well as Wilson and the passing game.
Kick time at Camp Randall on Saturday night is 7pm.