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Sound waves: What others are saying about Saturday's Husker game

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Amie Just and Luke Mullin break down Nebraska's loss to Wisconsin on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. 

A look at some talking points after the Huskers' game against Wisconsin on Saturday.

Behind enemy lines

Jim Leonhard, Wisconsin interim head coach: "I'm just so proud of our guys right now. It was such a rough week early on. We really needed to win a game where we didn't play well for 60 minutes. We needed to win a game going through some adversity and to see our offense and defense respond late in the game."

Leonhard: "Anytime you win and you have to battle for four quarters, make plays and come from behind, you just gain so much confidence from it. As coaches you are proud. We had not won a game like this yet this year. Obviously, this gets us bowl-eligible, which is another huge accomplishment for this team."

Leonhard, on sticking with QB Graham Mertz: “We liked the look in his eyes."

Wisconsin WR Skyler Bell, on Mertz: “Even when he threw the pick, his first thing was, 'I’m coming back to you.' He’s a confident kid.”

Scanning the wires

What other media outlets are saying:

The time has come to hand Jim Leonhard the keys to the University of Wisconsin football program.

Post the job Monday — or earlier, if possible — and make all the necessary calls over that required seven-day waiting period to dot the i’s and cross the t’s. Then tear that interim label off Leonhard’s title when that week elapses and announce to the world Nov. 28 that he’s the man you want leading the Badgers going forward.

That’s where I’m at following UW's 15-14 win over Nebraska on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Leonhard has done enough over his seven weeks on the job to show us — more importantly, to show Chris McIntosh and whoever has the UW athletic director’s ear — that he deserves the opportunity to lead the Badgers beyond the 2022 season.

Would I be writing this column today if UW had lost to the horrible Huskers? Well no, and it’s fitting in a wacky season that one quarter — one drive, really — can alter a perspective or, in this case, convince me beyond a shadow of a doubt that this move needs to be made, and soon.

— Jim Polzin, Wisconsin State-Journal

They Tweeted it 

What the fans and others are saying on Twitter:

Robert Griffin III: Praying for Safety Marques Buford Jr. from Nebraska 🙏🏾 Appeared to suffer a gruesome knee injury.

@HuskersMN: I think the worst part was I knew we were gonna lose when we were up 14-3 going into the 4th QTR.

Amie Just: Different tone from Mickey Joseph today. He's somber.

@TJStivrins: Priority one for 2023 Huskers, develop, recruit, educate, team build an offensive line with functional skill

@ZachPotterTE: Whether the team won multiple championships or had multiple losing seasons, the seniors that will walk today are forever #Huskers and should be applauded. We know they tried and worked hard to do their best! Thank you seniors!

Nebraska only trailed for 35 seconds in that game, and lost.

Jay Foreman: 235-65 that’s the game. If you can’t run you cant close!!!!

Trey Palmer: I woke up pissed off!!!!!

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