Saturday, October 1, 2011

NCAA Game of the Week

Nebraska vs Wisconsin

This is the game that finishes off the Big 10 opening weekend. These are my favorites to meet in the Big 10 Championship. The analysts have been saying for weeks that no one will know who these teams are until they hit their Big 10 schedule, and now it is time.

These teams are both smash mouth offenses anchored in the running game with athletically gifted QBs who can stretch the field with their arms and keep defenses guessing with their running ability. ABC and ESPN could not have picked a finer game to give to the people.

 They are a better balanced team and with the Camp Randall crowd supporting them, may prove to be too much for a strong Nebraska team. The Badgers are nearly unbeatable at home, and even better under the lights. Look for the noise and atmosphere to make a difference here.

With defenses that have looked suspect at times while playing weaker teams, this game has the potential to either be a 14-10 slugfest or a 45-37 thriller. Either way, I think Wisconsin comes out on top and can start looking forward to seeing Nebraska again in Indianapolis in December for the Big 10 Championship.

Wisconsin 35 - Nebraska 21

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