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Huskers say they're ready for Wisconsin run game this time

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By ERIC OLSON
AP College Football Writer

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska knows what's coming and believes it's ready.

The Cornhuskers knew last year, too, but definitely weren't prepared for Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon to run for an FBS-record 408 yards and four touchdowns in a demoralizing 35-point loss in Madison.

There's a new coaching staff at Nebraska, and defensive coordinator Mark Banker's unit has been among the best in the nation at stopping the run so far.

Gordon has moved on to the NFL, top running back Corey Clement is still out recovering from sports hernia surgery and the offensive line isn't as imposing as some in the past. Alabama and Iowa beat the Badgers by all but shutting down their ground game.

The Huskers (2-3, 0-1) hope to do the same Saturday when Wisconsin (3-2, 0-1) visits in a key Big Ten West game.

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