The Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-5, 3-4 Big Ten) travel to face the Wisconsin Badgers (5-5, 3-4 Big Ten) on Saturday, November 18 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin.
The game has added significance as both teams are on a losing streak, and the winner will qualify for the bowl.
The latest broadcast will be part of NBC Sports’ B1G Saturday Night, starting at 7:00 pm ET (starting at 7:30 pm ET) on NBC and Peacock.
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Wisconsin settles for a field goal, NEB 14 – WIS 10
After running back Tanner Mordecai, Wisconsin couldn’t get much going through the air or on the ground and settled for a 35-yard field goal.
A Purdy sack leads to a Nebraska punt
Chubba Purdy was sacked on the third play of Nebraska’s drive for a loss of 7 yards. The next play, 3rd & 15, saw Purdy run for 2 yards before the Cornhuskers punted.
Wisconsin on the board, NEB 14 – WIS 7
Wisconsin saw its 9th touchdown of the season when Tanner Mordekai hit Jackson Acker for a 26-yard score.
Run heavy drive in Nebraska leads to low
Chubba Purdy threw the ball just once (for 8 yards and 1st down) before Nebraska ran on six straight plays, including 4th and 1, before finally turning it over when Emmett Johnson missed.
End of 1st Quarter, NEB 14 – WIS 0
Penalty, sack leads to Wisconsin punt
The Wisconsins entered Nebraska territory before the destruction cleared the good ground. On the next play, Tanner Mordekai was sacked by Luke Reimer for a 6-yard loss, setting up 2nd & 29 and ending the drive. The Badgers punted it two plays later.
Braelon Allen (leg) from the bench
Wisconsin RB Braelon Allen, who injured his left leg at Ohio State, took his first snap of the game with a three-yard run. He had 3 carries on his return last week before leaving the game. Allen is already listed as questionable for tonight’s game.
Purdy to Lloyd for 6, NEB 14 – WIS 0
Another 6 play, another Chubba Purdy touchdown and Nebraska. This time, Purdy took to the air and passed 58 yards to Jaylen Lloyd.
Wisconsin can’t get past its 31, it stops
RB Jackson Acker was able to gain 16 yards on two plays, but two incomplete passes from Tanner Mordekai proved costly as Wisconsin had to punt after 5 plays.
Purdy shows a burst in the score, NEB 7 – WIS 0
Six plays into the game, Nebraska QB Chubba Purdy showed why he was named tonight’s starter when he gave up a 55-yard touchdown run.
Chubba Purdy from Nebraska
Double threat and third baseman Chubba Purdy is Nebraska’s starter after Cornhuskers forward Heinrich Haarberg was listed as questionable (ankle). Backup Jeff Sims has struggled with throwing interceptions this season. Purdy is the brother of San Francisco 49ers QB Brock Purdy.
Purdy previously struggled with a groin injury.
With a win, Nebraska can avoid a third loss and reach its first bowl game since 2016.
The big question for the Cornhuskers going into Saturday is who will be in the middle. Although sophomore Heinrich Haarberg was seen – by head coach Matt Rhule at least – as a player of the future a few weeks ago, Haarberg left last week’s game against Maryland with an ankle problem, and although he was allowed to return, he was “tired” and was benched in favor of Georgia Tech junior Jeff Sims … benched sophomore Chubba Purdy (younger brother of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy).
Wisconsin is trying to avoid a fourth straight loss and extend its longest bowl streak in the Big Ten by making its 22nd straight bowl game.
The Badgers are in a similar situation on offense, since quarterback Tanner Mordekai returned last week from breaking his right hand (throwing) against Iowa in mid-October.
“Tanner is a tough guy,” head coach Luke Fickell said. “Even though it’s been three weeks without surgery, I think he’s done as well as he can probably most of the time. But they are fighting hard.”
How to watch Nebraska vs. Wisconsin
- When: Saturday, November 18
- Where: Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin
- Time: 7:30 pm ET (Game coverage begins at 7:00 pm ET)
- Watch: NBC, Peacock