Jonathon Taylor picks up a chunk of his 249 yards.

Wisconsin 38
Nebraska 17

Oct. 7, 2017 • 7 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium •Lincoln, NE • BTN
1st2nd3rd4th F 
1st quarter
UW: Orr 78 interception return (Gaglianone kick) 12:34 Video
UW: Gaglianone 37 field goal, 3:31
1st quarter
NU: Morgan 80 pass from Lee (Brown kick) 1:20 Video
UW: Taylor 75 run (Gaglianone kick) 1:09 Video
3rd quarter
NU: Aaron Williams 14 interception return (Brown kick) 10:43 Video
UW: Cephus 5 pass from Hornibrook (Gaglianone kick) 4:56 
4th quarter
UW: Taylor 2 run (Gaglianone kick) 9:08
UW: Shaw 1 run (Gaglianone kick) 2:40

                           WIS      NEB
FIRST DOWNS................ 19       16
  Rushing.................. 14        5
  Passing................... 4       10
  Penalty................... 1        1
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)..... 49-353   26-110
PASSING YDS (NET)......... 113      271
  Att-Comp-Int......... 17-9-1  35-18-1
TOTAL OFFENSE ......... 66-466   61-381
Fumble Returns-Yards...... 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards........ 1-7     2-10
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 1-25     2-35
Int. Returns-Yards....... 1-78     1-14
Punts (Number-Avg)..... 4-42.2   5-47.4
Fumbles-Lost.............. 1-0      1-1
Penalties-Yards.......... 8-78     4-35
Possession Time......... 36:41    23:19
Third-Down Conv. ..... 6 of 11  7 of 15
Fourth-Down Conv. ..... 0 of 0   0 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances... 4-5      1-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards.... 1-7      1-6

UW: Taylor 25-249; Ibrahim 7-51; Shaw 12-43; James 2-11; Groshek 1-7; TEAM 1-minus 2; Hornibrook 1-minus 6.
NU: Ozigbo 23-112; Lee 2-5; O'Brien 1-minus 7.

UW: Hornibrook 9-17-1-113.
NU: Lee 16-32-1-262; O'Brien 2-3-0-9.

UW: Cephus 4-68; Fumagalli 3-31; James 1-9; Taylor 1-5.
NU: Spielman 6-79; Morgan 4-115; Ozigbo 4-18; Pierson-El 3-59; Hoppes 1-0.

Attendance: 89,860

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Stats & Recap
Complete Stats

Badgers take over in crunch time: Nebraska battled back from a quick 10-point deficit to tie the game at 17, but No. 9 Wisconsin controlled the fourth quarter on its way to a 38-17 win.

The Huskers took the opening kickoff and raced into the Wisconsin red zone before a huge momentum swing. On 3rd-and-2 at the Wisconsin 17, Tanner Lee’s quick screen pass to running back Devine Ozigbo went through Ozigbo’s hands, ricocheted off his helmet and bounded into the arms of Badger linebacker Chris Orr in stride heading the other way for a 78-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Ozigbo, who notched his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game, became the first back to reach the century mark against the Badger defense since LSU’s Leonard Fournette reached the mark in the 2016 season opener.

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2017 schedule
04/15Reds 55, Whites 7
09/02Arkansas St.W 43-36
09/09@ OregonL 35-42
09/16N. IllinoisL 17-21
09/23RutgersW 27-17
09/29@ IllinoisW 28-6
10/07WisconsinL 17-38
10/14Ohio St.L 14-56
10/28@ PurdueW 25-24
11/04NorthwesternL 24-31
11/11@ MinnesotaL 21-54
11/18@ Penn St.L 44-56
11/24IowaL 14-56
Pregame links & info
Luke Gifford tackles Jonathon Taylor



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Huskers Illustrated

Nebraska honored old heroes Saturday night, but what the school really did was shine a spotlight on the miserable present.

Omaha World-Herald

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Grand Island Independent

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Lincoln Journal Star

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Omaha World-Herald

That second-half collapse (Nebraska was outyarded 238-68 after halftime) was a complete embarrassment.


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Wisconsin has now won five straight against Nebraska. It's starting to take on a Texas feel.


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Wiscconsin State Journal

Wisconsin exposed just how far away the Huskers are from playing championship football right now.


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