VBR Against The Spread-Week 5

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Sep 22, 2012; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers running back Rex Burkhead (22) on the field prior to the game against the Idaho State Bengals at Memorial Stadium in the first half. Nebraska won 73-7. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE

Wisconsin at Nebraska (-13)

The reeling Badgers head to Lincoln in what looked like a huge game a month ago.  A disappointing loss by Nebraska at UCLA, and Wisconsin’s struggles have relegated this one to also ran status.

Matt – Nebraska

I loved Nebraska going into the year, and at least offensively, they haven’t been bad.  But that defense!  I wasn’t high on Wisconsin, but I didn’t think they would be this bad.  If Utah State had a kicker, they would be a bad 2-2.  The Badgers haven’t found a rhythm at all in their first 4 games, and Lincoln is not the place to do it.  A healthy Rex Burkhead runs all over the Badgers, and the Wisconsin offense continues to float aimlessly along.

Tim – Nebraska

This line feels way too big at first glance. Then you remember how bad Wisconsin has played and that the Huskers are healthy and capable of putting up big points on the Badgers. I’ll lay the 13 and I think there is breathing room here.

Craig – Nebraska

UW has been anything but good this season after Bert’s newest ACC-Rent-A-QB was benched. Nebraska has shown it can blow out nobodies and get tripped up by a good team (UCLA). I just have to think UW’s defensive will have a tough time slowing Nebraska ground game, and Nebraska’s D should be able to further limit the already limited UW offense. This one could get ugly.

Corey – Nebraska

I don’t trust (or like) either of these teams!  The Big Ten is trying to find its shining star, and neither of these teams is it.  On one hand, Bret Bielema can’t find enough people to fire and bench fast enough, while on the other hand, watching Nebraska play gave head coach Bo Pelini chest pains.  But, since we have to pick someone, I will go with the home team, Nebraska.