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Nebraska Football: Previewing the Northwestern Game
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Northwestern Wildcats vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska3:30 p.m. EST

TV Coverage: BTN

The Northwestern Wildcats come to Lincoln Saturday to face the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Nebraska is coming off of their biggest win of the season. Nebraska was in a must-win situation last week against Michigan State. They took care of business and now turn their focus to the Northwestern Wildcats.

Can the Cornhuskers keep the momentum going against a Northwestern team that Nebraska should dominate? I think so.

Northwestern and Nebraska have played each other four times. Nebraska holds a 3-1 edge in the series.

The last time the two schools met was in the 2000 Alamo Bowl. Nebraska easily defeated Northwestern 66-17.

Northwestern broke their five-game losing streak last week by defeating Indiana 59-38. They have had no problems putting points on the board this year. The Wildcats are averaging 31.6 points per game.

The problem with Northwestern is preventing opposing teams from scoring. They are allowing 35.2 points per game in their five losses this season.

Nebraska has been playing well ever since their 48-17 loss to Wisconsin. They are ranked No. 10 in the BCS.

With their win last week, Nebraska controls their destiny. If the Cornhuskers can win the remaining games on their schedule, they will be headed to the inaugural Big Ten Championship game with the possibility of a trip to the Rose Bowl.

Nebraska must take it one game at a time. The next step is to beat Northwestern at home.

Here is a how I see this game breaking down.

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