Wisconsin vs. Nebraska College Football Picks: Will they hit the under?

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On 3rd-and-2 at the Wisconsin 17, Tanner Lee's quick screen pass to running back Devine Ozigbo went through Ozigbo's hands, ricocheted off his helmet and bounded into the arms of Badger linebacker Chris Orr in stride heading the other way for a 78-yard interception return for a touchdown.

So, no, this wasn't just another game.

Ironically, Nebraska probably played its best game of the 2017 season, even as the Badgers took NU apart in the second half.

Nebraska hosts No. 10 Ohio State, which beat the Huskers 62-3 previous year. The Badgers stayed in command despite giving up a season-high 381 total yards of offense.

Final word: So much for the improved rush defense. It matched the seventh-longest pass play in school history and the longest connection since a 90-yard touchdown pass in the 2013 Gator Bowl.

"We pinned them, too", Nebraska coach Mike Riley said, referring to the drive that started at the UW 7.

The Badgers were back up 17-7 after the first play of their next series, with Taylor going 75 yards untouched for Wisconsin's longest play from scrimmage since 2014.

But the Huskers weren't done yet.

Nebraska's offense moved the ball. Taylor led the way with 249 yards on 25 carries. Aaron Williams picked off a poorly thrown ball in the right flat by Alex Hornibrook and returned it 15 yards to tie the score at 17 with 10:53 remaining in the third quarter. Wisconsin recovered the fumble, but was flagged 10 yards for holding and then flagged an additional half the distance to the goal line for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

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The blackout at Memorial Stadium had all the elements created to make it appear to be a special night for Husker football.

Wisconsin did have six players listed as questionable on Monday's injury report, including offensive lineman Jon Dietzen and running back Taiwan Deal. Hornibrook was also sacked once for a six-yard loss and did not attempt a rush in the game. Hornibrook found Quintez Cephus for a 31-yard gain to get the Badgers into scoring position.

The Huskers fought back to tie the game at 17 but ultimately fell 38-17 to Wisconsin.

NU recovered to engineer an 11-play, 60-yard drive that ended in a Drew Brown 32-yard field goal to cut the visitors' lead to 17-10 as time expired at the half.

At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Taylor hit the 200 yard mark for the second time this year. Taylor, Rachid Ibrahim and Bradrick Shaw each took turns pounding away between the tackles. That would have been unthinkable during Nebraska's glorious past, but the truth is Wisconsin now does to opponents what those 1990s Nebraska teams once did.

On Saturday night, Nebraska celebrated the 20-year anniversary of its last national championship team that went 13-0 and routed Peyton Manning's Tennessee to clinch the title.

The redshirt freshman worked his way into the starting lineup at the start of the season and has fit right in with veterans Stanley Morgan Jr. and De'Mornay Pierson-El.

The Badgers have now beaten the Huskers six out of seven times since Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011.

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