The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Wisconsin Badgers clash Saturday in week 12 Big Ten college football action at Memorial Stadium. The Wisconsin Badgers look to get a game above a .500 record. The Nebraska Cornhuskers look to snap a 4-game losing streak.
The Wisconsin Badgers have lost 3 of their last 4 road games. Graham Mertz is completing 58.1 percent of his passes for 1,883 yards, 18 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Chimere Dike and Skyler Bell have combined for 1,014 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, while Keontez Lewis has 12 receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 170.1 yards per contest, and Braelon Allen leads the way with 1,029 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Wisconsin is allowing 20.9 points and 307.8 yards per game. Maema Njongmeta leads the Wisconsin Badgers with 71 tackles, Nick Herbig has 11 sacks and John Torchio has 5 interceptions.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost 4 of their last 5 home games. Casey Thompson is completing 62.9 percent of his passes for 2,023 yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Trey Palmer and Marcus Washington have combined for 1,234 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while Travis Vokolek has 18 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 136.4 yards per contest, and Anthony Grant leads the way with 880 yards and 6 touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 29.9 points and 438.1 yards per game. Luke Reimer leads the Nebraska Cornhuskers with 77 tackles, Garrett Nelson has 5.5 sacks and Marques Buford Jr. has 2 interceptions.
The Badgers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Cornhuskers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Badgers last 8 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Cornhuskers last 7 games overall. The road team is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
I've been fading the Nebraska Cornhuskers left and right the last few years, and there's no real reason to like them here. However, it is a home game for Nebraska on senior night with a roster that has 13 seniors. That should inspire some motivation. Also, the Wisconsin Badgers don't have the flashy offense to comfortably win games most weeks, and they've had no covering success on the road this season. Not the best game on the card, but I'll grab the free touchdowns with Nebarkasa if forced to pick.