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Let us take a look at the only Big Ten team to have their mascot be named after a vegetable.

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Who are the best players on the team Wisconsin is playing in any given week? We aim to find out and give you mini scouting reports on them so you can sound smart talking to your friends by saying “well, actually...” and then whatever smart thing we tell you. You’re welcome in advance for being the go-to friend in your group for Nebraska football knowledge.

The presumed Big Ten, SEC, Pac-12, MEAC and National Champion Nebraska Cornhuskers must have a lot of really talented players on their team to be garnering this much preseason hype a year after going 4-8...right? Well, they may not be as good as some are saying they do have a couple of high level talents on their squad.

Who will the Badgers need to contain when they travel to Lincoln in November?

Best Offensive Player: QB Eric Crouch Adrian Martinez, sophomore, No. 2

Incredible how ALL of these players with the #2 are channeling their inner-Joel Stave by succeeding and looking awesome while wearing one of the most aesthetically pleasing numbers in all of football.

Seriously though, Martinez is going to be a major problem. As a true freshman a year ago, he went off for 3235 yards from scrimmage and 25 touchdowns in 11 games. In Scott Frost’s high octane offense, I expect Martinez to put up some even more impressive numbers on offense. Nebraska still has J.D. Spielman and true freshman WanDale Robinson to threaten defenses as well.

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Best Defensive Player: LB Mohamed Barry, senior, No. 7

Now, I have made PLENTY of jokes at the behest of the Nebraska defense, but the best of the bunch coming back is Barry, who will look to continue his highly-productive play.

Barry had 112 tackles and 2 sacks last season for the Huskers, and with an infusion of talent NT (Darrion Daniels) in front of him on the defensive line, along with the Davis brothers (Carlos and Khalil), Barry will have the beef in front of him to run free and make plays. He’s likely an All-Big Ten performer in 2019.