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Big Ten Championship 2012, Nebraska vs. Wisconsin: Preview and TV schedule

The Cornhuskers are favored to come out on top in Lucas Oil Stadium this weekend.

Eric Francis

The Nebraska Cornhuskers face the Wisconsin Badgers in the 2012 Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday night. The Cornhuskers come in as the champions of the Legends Division, having gone 7-1 in conference play. Wisconsin finished third in the Leaders Division with just a 4-4 league record, but advanced to the title game by virtue of postseason bans imposed on Ohio State and Penn State.

Nebraska is on a six-game winning streak since losing to Ohio State back on Oct. 6. The Cornhuskers have already defeated the Badgers once this season, a 30-27 victory in Memorial Stadium. At that time, Nebraska was No. 22, but have since risen to No. 14.

Wisconsin will be making their second-straight appearance in the conference championship game. The Badgers beat Michigan State last season for a trip to the Rose Bowl. They come into this match-up having lost three out their last four, with all of the losses coming in overtime. All five of Wisconsin's defeats were by seven points or less, so the Cornhuskers aren't likely to run away from the Badgers.

Game time, TV schedule: 8:17 p.m. ET, FOX

Spread: Nebraska favored by 3.

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