ESPN's FPI predicts outcome of Nebraska-Wisconsin showdown
Week 12 of the college football season is rolling around with one B1G West matchup featuring 2 teams riding very different streaks.
For Wisconsin, the Badgers knocked off Northwestern in a blowout win during Week 11. That makes it 6 straight victories for Paul Chryst and company, keeping Wisconsin in the driver’s seat for the B1G West.
For Nebraska, Scott Frost and the Huskers were idle in Week 11 but entered the bye week on a 4-game losing streak. The slide was enough for Frost to make changes to the coaching staff, overhauling his group of assistants on the offensive side of the ball.
Now in Week 12, the Badgers look to keep rolling while the Huskers will try to spoil things. ESPN’s FPI has updated the odds for the showdown, and the system is predicting a solid win for Wisconsin. According to the FPI, the Badgers have a 70.3% chance of coming away with the win.
The series between the two sides has been dominated by Wisconsin with the Badgers going 7-1 since the start of the 2012 season. The two sides did not play in 2020 with Wisconsin winning 37-21 in 2019.
Saturday’s kickoff is set for 3:30 pm EST on ABC.