Nebraska’s Week 12 matchup against Wisconsin slated for primetime

The Nebraska Cornhuskers’s Week 12 matchup against the Wisconsin Badgers will be a primetime matchup, the Big Ten announced on Monday.

The Huskers and Badgers will kick off on November 18 at 6:30 p.m. CT in Madison. The game will be televised nationally on NBC as part of the network’s weekly Big Ten Saturday Night programming.

The Cornhuskers are coming off a close 20-17 loss to the Michigan State Spartans this past weekend in East Lansing. They’ll enter Week 11 with a 5-4 record, looking to bowl eligibility with a win over the Maryland Terrapins, who have lost four straight games after starting 5-0.

For Wisconsin, the Badgers are 5-4 on the season and are losers of three of their last four matchups. This past weekend, the Badgers fell to the Hoosiers 20-14. They’ll look to notch their sixth win this weekend against the Northwestern Wildcats.

The matchup on November 18 in Madison will be the 17th all-time between the two programs. Wisconsin holds a demanding 12-4 series edge through the first 16 games, including winning nine straight since 2012.

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