Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Health Care | By Alberto Manning

Wisconsin scores final 21 to beat Nebraska

Wisconsin scores final 21 to beat Nebraska

Penalties made things easier for Nebraska early, as Wisconsin suffered five calls for 55 total penalty yards, making it hard to truly build offensive momentum.

It didn't turn out that way. Hornibrook eventually found Quintez Cephus for a 5-yard touchdown pass. Wisconsin doesn't play sexy football, they play winning football.

Wisconsin improves to 5-0 with a 2-0 record in-conference.

The Wisconsin Badgers (4-0) can put a firm grip on the B10 West with a victory today at Nebraska. David Blough is completing 68.9 percent of his passes for 688 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions.

Taylor becomes the 14th opponent to rush for 200-plus yards against Nebraska, which returns to action next Saturday at home against Ohio State. They also had a sense of urgency with the Nebraska media calling it the biggest game in coach Mike Riley's three-year tenure. "We definitely hit some balls down the field and we were definitely able to stretch them out in the pass game". "And a lot of times, forcing the corner to try to have to tackle".

"Just starting at practice, just going out there, be good everyday at practice".

Wisconsin had a pick-six of its own when Chris Orr snagged a ball that glanced off intended receiver Ozigbo and returned it 78 yards on the game's fifth play from scrimmage. The Huskers pounded their way into the Wisconsin red zone again, before the Badgers stiffened and forced a Drew Brown 33-yard field goal attempt. "I talked with the linemen". "We have to finish drives with points". (Wisconsin) kept us from doing that today.

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For a group that looked so bad against the likes of Northern Illinois earlier this year, Nebraska's offensive line actually played pretty well against one of the best defenses in college football in Wisconsin. We just didn't come out with a win.

From there, the Badgers offense tallied 21 unanswered points behind 249 rushing yards on the night from Jonathan Taylor.

Nebraska has several questions to answer moving forward, including how to shore up its run defense. "They want to kill clock, get first downs and eat away at the clock".

The most encouraging aspect was NU didn't allow a sack on Lee against maybe the best pass rushing team in the Big Ten. The Huskers' running game is a shell of what it once was, and the defense continues to be exposed on a regular basis.

"We did a bunch of things in the offseason to focus on finishing", said running back Devine Izigbo, who had 112 yards on 23 carries but only 18 yards in the second half. "I kinda wanted to be that guy to give us that spark", Taylor said. But Lee worked with what he had, connecting with JD Spielman on multiple third downs for six catches and a career-high 79 yards.

"On one drive, I told Micah Kapoi he could have played quarterback", Hornibrook said, referring to UW's reserve guard.

Nebraska's ensuing drive stalled out at the Wisconsin 43 and Caleb Lighbourn's punt carried into the end zone. He's had some experience ... but when you're in the middle of it, when the game's still in the balance, I think those reps are a little bit different.

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