Wisconsin vs. Nebraska, 11.16

Nebraska linebacker Garrett Nelson celebrates after making a stop near the end zone in the second quarter against Wisconsin on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

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Behind enemy lines

What those in the opposing locker room said:

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst on answering Nebraska's scores: “I think it’s huge. Football is a game of momentum, and anytime that you can answer a score, there’s a feeling to it. You love to match a touchdown with a touchdown, a couple times it was a field goal. Regardless, if you can answer a score with a score I think that’s a sign of a good offense and today we were able to do it.”

Chryst on facing Nebraska's spread offense: “Each spread team is different. … The struggle always when facing a spread team, it says it, they spread you out. If you don’t win those one-on-ones, can’t get those extra hats to the ball, you’re susceptible, there’s no doubt."

Wisconsin senior linebacker Zack Baun on stopping Nebraska's fourth-down conversion attempts: "It's a bend-but-don't-break defense. They wanted to turn it into a track meet and they did a good job of that, but then we just controlled the situations we could control getting those fourth-down stops."

Scanning the wires

What other media outlets are saying:

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska held Wisconsin tailback Jonathan Taylor in check early. The Cornhuskers offense at times moved so quickly down the field to score it appeared UW was fielding a unit full of reserves. UW three times had to settle for field goals when it appeared close to punching the ball into the end zone. Yet when the final seconds ticked off the clock Saturday at Memorial Stadium, the Badgers had escaped with a critical 37-21 victory in front of a crowd of 88,842. Taylor rushed 25 times for 204 yards and two touchdowns to lead UW’s offense. That pushed his all-time total to 5,634 yards to surpass Herschel Walker’s record for most yards by a player through his junior season (5,596).

— Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

They Tweeted it 

What the fans and others are saying on Twitter:

Andrew Contrucci (@AndrewContrucci): Nebraska band playing the Wisconsin fight song out of respect is one of the most sickening things I’ve seen in 24 years

PackersHistory.com (PackersHistory1): Jonathan Taylor only ran for 204 yards and two TDs against the ‘Huskers... So, a pretty weak effort for a Badger back when playing Nebraska.
Nathan Birr (@atruebluehusker): At 34-14, did you think #Huskers would have the ball in final five minutes, still in the game? In years past, Badgers roll double nickels. This team is making progress. Won't be long before moral victories become actual victories. #DayByDay
Dan Weisel (@skweisel1227): Wan’Dale Robinson being out today has forced Scott Frost to recognize what a talent Dedrick Mills is and I’m happy about that. This offense did great today and it shows what they can do with other guys besides Robinson. Can’t wait to have him back and continue to use Mills more

This article originally ran on journalstar.com.


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