Nebraska moving past missed opportunity against Wisconsin

Nebraska I-back Devine Ozigbo runs into the open field in the 2nd quarter of the Huskers loss to Wisconsin. (October 7, 2017) (KHGI)

The great philosopher Ric Flair once said to be the man, you have to beat the man. Nebraska was unable to beat the man which in this case would be Wisconsin for those of you confused at home. The Huskers can take some solace in the fact, that they were able to hang with a top 10 team like the Badgers for at least 3 quarters.

Entering the final 15 minutes Wisconsin was on top by one score 24–17. Then the Badgers did Badger things. They controlled the time of possession keeping the ball for 12 minutes and 20 plays, they didn't even attempt a pass. UW scoring two touchdowns to put the game out of reach. Despite coming up short in their upset bid, don't expect Big Red to change their approach this week.

“I think that its everybody, I think the coaches’ energy and preparation in getting ready for the next game," Head Coach Mike Riley said. " Many times when you have what we have, a solid group of kids, they’ll feed off of that. And I would be surprised anyway in a sense, this team hasn’t changed much from the beginning of how they have come to work every day. It’s definitely something you have to keep an eye on at this stage of the year. What is a disappointing loss and another great opponent following right away, there has to be real energy and excitement to the luring of an opportunity here in order to succeed. I know the staff will be like that and I really trust that the players will be too.”

Another top 10 team awaits the Huskers. The 5–1 Ohio State Buckeyes make their way to Lincoln. Kick–off at 6:30 on Fox Sports 1.

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