Halftime Analysis: No.16 Wisconsin 20, Nebraska 3

Halftime Analysis: No.16 Wisconsin 20, Nebraska 3

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Halftime Analysis: No.16 Wisconsin 20, Nebraska 3

MADISON, Wis. – Big Ten football at its finest?

A team coming off its bye week and the other winless since last Halloween didn’t do much to impress a national television audience, as No.16 Wisconsin took a 20-3 halftime lead at Camp Randall Stadium Saturday night.

Neither team delivered many wow moments offensively. Wisconsin (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) marched methodically down the field on two of its first three drives but twice had to settle for chip-shot field goals in the red zone.

Even Wisconsin’s first touchdown was anticlimactic, as Jonathan Taylor was awarded his sixth touchdown of the season after an overturned video review late in the second half.

Taylor was the stud for UW’s offense in the first half, rushing for 65 yards on 14 carries, although freshman tight end Jake Ferguson wasn’t far behind. Ferguson registered a team-high three catches, including a 14-yard touchdown grab with 42 seconds left in the first half.

Nebraska (0-4, 0-2) didn’t muster much either, only putting together one drive that reached the red zone that was snuffed out by outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel. After being limited two weekends ago at Iowa, the senior delivered a quarterback hurry on third down that snuffed out a drive at the UW 15.

The Badgers are surviving despite a pair of injuries to their cornerbacks. Sophomore Caesar Williams (left leg) didn’t suit up and redshirt freshman Deron Harrell is questionable to return after leaving in the second quarter with an upper-body injury. For the time being, UW is going with redshirt freshman Faion Hicks (who is battling a right arm injury), sophomore Madison Cone and true freshman Rachad Wildgoose.

UW dominated the stat sheet, outgaining Nebraska 235-156.

The Huskers will receive the second half kickoff

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