Badgers batter Cornhuskers in Big Ten debut
No. 8 Nebraska led No. 7 Wisconsin 14-7 in the second quarter, but the Badgers reeled off 34 consecutive points en route to a 48-17 victory at Camp Randall Stadium.
In a battle of top-10 teams in the Huskers’ first-ever Big Ten Conference game, Nebraska executed well during the first 20 minutes in front of 81,384 fans and an ABC primetime national television audience.
Taylor Martinez had 176 passing yards while completing 11-of-22 attempts but was intercepted three times during a six-minute span from late in the second quarter to early in the third period. Each was converted into a Wisconsin touchdown.
Montee Ball led the Badger ground game with 151 yards and four touchdowns on 30 carries, while Russell Wilson completed 14-of-20 passes for 255 yards and two scores. Wilson added 32 yards and another score on six carries for Wisconsin.
Junior I-back Rex Burkhead led the Huskers with 96 yards rushing and a touchdown on 18 carries