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Badgers will need to take care of Huskers to keep Big Ten dreams alive

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LINCOLN, Nebraska (WKOW) -- Coming into the 2015 season, the Badgers were the favorite among the Big Ten West contenders.
But after dropping their conference opener to Iowa, Wisconsin is dangerously close to seeing their season go up in smoke. Tomorrow afternoon the Badgers will take on Nebraska, another team with a loss to start conference play. 


The two storied programs will meet at Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon with a uncharacteristic five losses between them. Adding to the intensity level will be a sense of desperation for two teams with Big Ten West division title aspirations.

Since the inception of the Big Ten Championship game in 2011, these schools have made a combined four appearances in that title game. However, the loser this weekend will be in a nearly insurmountable 0-2 hole to start Big Ten play.
"Every game from this point on is a must win," Badgers tight end Troy Fumagalli stated at practice this week. 


The Badgers understand the importance of this game better than most. The last three times Wisconsin started Big Ten play with a loss, they rebounded to win at least a division title and twice became Big Ten champs.

"Good that we have a lot of guys from last year back," offensive lineman Dan Voltz said, "[We] need to win every game now."
 

The first step for the Badgers is to do something they've never done: win a game in Lincoln. They are 0-3 at Memorial Stadium.

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