MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The opponents for the Big Ten championship game met not all that long ago.

Nebraska came back from a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to beat Wisconsin 30-27 in the conference opener back in September.

The 14th-ranked Cornhuskers continued to win close games. The Badgers kept losing them.

Another tight game is expected when Nebraska (10-2, 7-1 Big Ten) and Wisconsin (7-5, 4-4) get together again Saturday night in Indianapolis. The winner goes to the Rose Bowl to play Stanford or UCLA.

Wisconsin, trying for a third straight trip to Pasadena, is coming off overtime losses in three of its past four games. Nebraska has come from behind in the second half in five of its seven Big Ten wins.

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