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Big 10 Game Preview: Wisconsin @ Nebraska

By EFN Staff
Writer
Published: 10/09/2015

Wisconsin Badgers (3-2) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-3)

Kickoff Time: Saturday, October 10, 3:30 PM
Location: Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
TV: ABC, ESPN

Wisconsin (3-2) and Nebraska (2-3) are looking to bounce back from defeats by a combined total of 5 points in their Big Ten openers. The Badgers have won the last two games between these two programs and own a 5-4 advantage in the all-time series.

Players to watch

  • Wisconsin senior linebacker Joe Schobert is among the nation’s leaders in tackles for loss with 13, and in sacks with 9.0. He finished with 3.5 tackles for a loss and 3.0 sacks in last week’s 10-6 loss to Iowa.
  • Nebraska junior quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. has completed 99 of 182 passes for 1,371 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. He is second on the Cornhuskers with 156 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Key Stats

  • Wisconsin surrendered only 221 yards while gaining 320 yards against Iowa.
  • The Badgers defense went 215 minutes, 3 seconds without allowing a touchdown before Iowa scored last week.
  • Wisconsin sophomore kicker Rafael Gaglianone is 6-for-9 in field goal attempts this season and ranks ninth on the school’s all-time list with 25 career field goals.
  • Nebraska has lost its three games by a total of 9 points, including a 14-13 setback to Illinois last week.
  • Junior running back Terrell Newby leads the Cornhuskers in rushing yards with 414 and rushing touchdowns with three; he’s averaging 5.5 yards per carry.
  • Junior wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp has 27 receptions for 350 yards and leads Nebraska with four touchdown receptions. 

Injuries

  • Wisconsin wide receiver Alex Erickson is still in concussion protocols after suffering a head injury last week.