Huskers excited for challenge against No. 9 Wisconsin

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Aside from Ohio State, Wisconsin has been the team Nebraska football has struggled with the most since joining the Big Ten.

So the Huskers home opener on Saturday against the 9th-ranked Badgers.

“It’s important to me,” said head coach Scott Frost during a Zoom press conference on Mondya. I want to play well against these guys. They’re in our half. Wisconsin has been the best team in the West for a while. They guys are excited for the challenge.”

Nebraska has beaten Wisconsin just one time since joining the Big Ten. This year’s senior class has never won against the Badgers either.

“They got a little streak going now against us,” said senior Dicaprio Bootle.

And after playing better against Wisconsin each of the past two seasons, the Big Red feel this week has a lot more weight to it.

“We’re excited,” said junior quarterback Adrian Martinez. “We’ve got a great opportunity. This week has a lot of significance for us.”

Many thought the Huskers turned a page with a respectable performance at No. 5 Ohio State on Saturday. However, Nebraska players aren’t buying it. They say, it’s time to win.

“The scoreboard is what it was,” said senior Ben Stille. “That’s the ultimate indicator. A loss by 30 isn’t the step we’re looking for.”

Nebraska and Wisconsin kick off at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. You’ll be able to watch the game on FS1.

Other Notes:

  • Jack Stoll’s status remains questionable for Saturday’s game. Stoll left the game against Ohio State with a knee injury.
  • Scott Frost did not comment about whether he has asked the Big Ten to reconsider it’s targeting rule against Cam Taylor-Britt and Deontai Williams. Both players were ejected from last Saturday’s game for targeting and will be suspended for the first half against Wisconsin.
  • Frost didn’t say much regarding Ohio State coach Ryan Day’s apology for scoring a touchdown with under a minute to go in a blowout. “If we want the score to be different, we need to play better.”

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