Wisconsin Badgers (3-2) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-3)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 10, 2015, 3:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -1 -- Over/Under:
The Wisconsin Badgers and Nebraska Cornhuskers square off Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The Wisconsin Badgers look to bounce back from their loss to Iowa with a win in their first road game. Joel Stave is completing 63.3 percent of his passes for 1,064 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Stave has a touchdown pass in six of his last eight games. Alex Erickson and Robert Wheelwright have combined for 530 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Austin Traylor has 10 receptions. The Wisconsin Badgers ground game is averaging 167.8 yards per contest, and Taiwan Deal leads the way with 349 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Wisky is allowing 9.6 points and 278 yards per game. Joe Schobert leads the Badgers with 36 tackles, Vince Biegel has three sacks and Leo Musso has two interceptions. Beau Benzschawel and Hayden Biegel are questionable.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers look to get back to a .500 record with a big home victory. Tommy Armstrong Jr. is completing 54.4 percent of his passes for 1,371 yards, 11 touchdowns and six interceptions. Armstrong has thrown five picks in his last three games. Brandon Reilly and Jordan Westerkamp have combined for 702 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Stanley Morgan Jr. has 11 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 193.2 yards per contest, and Terrell Newby leads the way with 414 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 24 points and 438.8 yards per game. Chris Weber leads the Cornhuskers with 35 tackles, Freedom Akinmoladun has 4.5 sacks and Nate Gerry has two interceptions. Daniel Davie, Josh Banderas and Vincent Valentine are questionable.
The Badgers are 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Cornhuskers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS loss. The Badgers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Honestly, I haven't been impressed with either of these teams this season. However, Nebraska has shown me a little something ever since making a comeback against Miami. Also, Nebraska also has to have a little added motivation after getting beat up by the Badgers last year. Add in the home crowd, and I like the Cornhuskers to come away with the W in a toss-up game.