Wisconsin Badgers (1-0) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (0-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers +10.5 -- Over/Under: 58 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
UPDATE This game has been cancelled and will not be made up.
The Wisconsin Badgers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers meet in Big Ten conference college football action from Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Wisconsin Badgers will look to keep the momentum going after a 45-7 win over Illinois to start the year. Graham Mertz was incredibly efficient, throwing for 248 yards and 5 touchdowns on 20 of 21 passing while Garrett Groshek rushed for a team-high 70 yards on 13 carries. Nakia Watson had 62 rushing yards on 19 carries and Isaac Guerendo added 36 rushing yards with his 11 carries. Jake Ferguson and Danny Davis each had a team-high 72 receiving yards with Ferguson logging a team-high 7 grabs and 3 touchdowns while Davis had a pair of receptions and a touchdown as well. Mason Stokes also added a TD catch for the Badgers as well. Defensively, Collin Wilder, Keeanu Benton and Leo Chenal each had a team-high 4 total tackles with Wilder logging 4 solo tackles. The Badgers combined for 3 sacks and 6 tackles for a loss while Titus Toler had an interception as well for Wisconsin.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers will try to shake off a 52-17 loss to Ohio State in their season opener. Adrian Martinez threw for 105 yards on 12 of 15 passing while Luke McCaffrey threw for 55 yards on 4 of 5 passing. Martinez led the Huskers with 85 rushing yards and a touchdown on 13 carries while McCaffrey had 80 rushing yards and Dedrick Mills had a rushing TD as well for the Huskers. Wan’Dale Robinson added a team-high 6 catches for 49 receiving yards for Nebraska’s receiving group. Defensively, Will Honas, Marquel Dismuke and Collin Miller each had a team-high 7 total tackles with Honas logging 6 solo tackles and a pair of sacks.
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I’ll give Nebraska credit for hanging around with Ohio State early on, but then reality sunk in and the Cornhuskers just couldn’t keep pace with the Buckeyes as the game wore on. I think we could end up seeing more of the same against Wisconsin, who had a real eye-opening performance from Mertz in the opener and even going from home to the road, Nebraska isn’t that far off from the level of Illinois this early in the season and I’d argue that Illinois is still the better team side-by-side comparing to last year. I’ll lay the points with Wisconsin as I see the Badgers winning this one by at least two touchdowns.