Although it's not rivalry week yet, it's week six of the college football season, and already the rivalries have made a huge impact on national standings.
Much like a pancake that “got away," the games in the Big Ten conference were lopsided and unpleasing to most people.
Following their 24-21 loss to BYU, T.J. Edwards and other Badgers players declared that all their preseason goals were still achievable and right there in front of them. Now, those goals will be put on the line Saturday night, as the No. 15 Wisconsin Badgers (2-0, 4-1) travel to Ann Arbor for a showdown with the No. 12 Michigan Wolverines (3-0, 5-1) under the lights.
For the first time this season, the Badgers played a truly dominant offensive game in their 41-24 win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Quintez Cephus, the Badgers wide receiver who was suspended from the team following two counts of sexual assault, announced he is bringing federal charges against UW-Madison for violating his constitutional rights to a fair investigation.
UW-Madison released its 2018 TV spot during Saturday’s football game, featuring themes of challenge and achievement.
The No. 16 Wisconsin Badgers (2-0 Big Ten, 4-1 overall) kept their winning streak against the struggling Nebraska Cornhuskers (0-3, 0-5) alive — and compounded the Huskers misery — with a steady 41-24 win Saturday night. Nebraska’s head coach Scott Frost has seen his team struggle since taking over, and he praised the Badgers’ discipline heading into the game partly because his team had been undisciplined.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers (0-3 Big Ten, 0-5 overall) came into Madison without a victory since Oct. 28, 2017, including an opening four losses in 2018 under new head coach Scott Frost. The Cornhuskers’ trip to Camp Randall changed none of that as they fell to the Wisconsin Badgers (2-0 Big Ten, 4-1 overall) 41-24.
Nebraska (0-2 Big Ten, 0-4 overall) and No. 16 Wisconsin (1-0, 3-1) are on opposite paths as the Huskers head into Camp Randall for a Big Ten rivalry game on Saturday night.
With a No. 35 preseason ranking and a new local hero as their head coach, much was to be expected of Nebraska in the 2018 season.
There is nothing better to do during a bye week than dive into statistics and make rash assumptions with them.
Scott, Frost-trated Another week, another loss for new Nebraska Head Coach Scott Frost. Coming off a frustrating 56-10 loss at Michigan a week prior, the Cornhuskers headed back home in week five still searching for their first victory.
Wisconsin: Let Hornibook Work: Although the “is-Alex-Hornibrook-good-debate?” rivals that of “Coke or Pepsi,” the Badgers would do right to put the ball in their quarterback’s hands.
In their first conference game of the season, the Badgers (1-0 Big Ten, 3-1 overall) would continue to be challenged, and absolutely could not afford a loss to start Big Ten play, and more importantly a game against Iowa.
When Wisconsin began its season against Western Kentucky on Aug. 31, tight end Jake Ferguson wasn’t listed on the two-deep depth chart. And with the Badgers preparing to play Nebraska more than a month later, he’s still not there.
In their thrilling 28-17 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Badgers saved their Big Ten title hopes with smart coaching and veteran leadership late in the game.
“If you’re dead weight, you can get off the ship,” senior fullback Alec Ingold said. “But we’re going to keep moving forward.” That was the message inside the Wisconsin locker room following their humbling 24-21 loss to BYU.
For most on the Badgers’ football roster, this past week was focused on rebounding from their disappointing loss to BYU and preparing to open their Big Ten schedule against rival Iowa. For redshirt freshman defensive lineman Matt Henningsen, that week started with a surprise. UW announced last Monday that junior kicker Zach Hintze and Henningsen — both of whom joined the Badgers as walk-ons — earned scholarships.