The Wisconsin Badgers hope to end its West Coast trip with a triumph in the 106th Rose Bowl Game against No. 6 Oregon Ducks on Jan. 1.
Wisconsin (10-3) recorded a 4-0 imprint in November to win the Big Ten West, at that point continued to put Ohio State on the ropes for two quarters before eventually falling in the meeting title game. Nonetheless, Paul Chryst’s group got the welcome to “The Granddaddy of Them All,” the program’s tenth in its history. Probably the best crossroads in school football history have occurred at the Rose Bowl.
Played every year since 1916, the game is one of the most esteemed postseason landing spots for top groups. Furthermore, there have been incredible minutes to occur in the game just in ongoing memory.
In 2006, Vince Young drove Texas over USC to win the national title. In 2017, USC conquered a 14-point shortage in under five minutes to beat Penn State on a field objective as time lapsed. Also, the following year, Georgia crushed Oklahoma in extra time in a College Football Playoff elimination round matchup.
The current year’s Rose Bowl can possibly be similarly as energizing as Oregon, the Pac-12 boss, will confront Wisconsin, the sprinter up in the Big Ten, on Wednesday in Pasadena, Calif.
Here’s all that you have to think about the matchup.
Rose Bowl Information
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 1
Time: 5 p.m. ET
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Chances (by means of Caesars): Wisconsin – 3
Oregon and Wisconsin have gone head to head in the Rose Bowl previously, and it demonstrated to be a record-breaking game.
The Ducks scored 10 unanswered focuses in the final quarter to beat the Badgers 45-38 in the 2012 challenge, establishing a precedent for the most absolute focuses scored in a Rose Bowl. That count of 83 was later broken when Georgia and Oklahoma joined for 101 of every 2018.
In spite of the fact that Oregon and Wisconsin may not consolidate for the same number of focuses as the last time the two groups went head to head, this still can possibly be a standout amongst other bowl rounds of the period.
The Ducks about made it to the College Football Playoff. In the event that they hadn’t lost at Arizona State on Nov. 23, they likely would have been the fourth group chose by the CFP board of trustees. Their lone different misfortune came in their season opener versus Auburn in Dallas, and they finished the season by knocking off Utah in the Pac-12 Championship Game.
For Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert, this will be his previously Rose Bowl since joining the program in 2016. Also, despite the fact that he’ll likely be a first-round pick in the up and coming 2020 NFL draft, he never viewed as passing on this game so as to plan for the draft.
“This is the Rose Bowl. This is all that we’ve at any point been working for,” Herbert stated, as indicated by Matt Prehm of 247Sports.com. “It never entered my thoughts, and I don’t think it at any point crossed any other individual’s psyche in our group. We’re so energized, and this is such an extraordinary open door for our group and our program, and we’re truly eager to play.”
It will be an intense matchup for Oregon, however, as Wisconsin is having an outstanding season. The Badgers scored quality successes over Michigan, Iowa and Minnesota as they proceeded to complete in first in the Big Ten West Division. In any case, they lost to Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game to miss the mark regarding arriving at the season finisher.
One of Wisconsin’s most capable players is junior running back Jonathan Taylor, who is on the cusp of his subsequent straight season arriving at 2,000 surging yards. He enters the Rose Bowl with 1,909 yards on the ground this season as he hopes to turn into the primary school player to accomplish the accomplishment since Iowa State’s Troy Davis in 1995 and 1996, as per Field Level Media (h/t ESPN.com).
“At whatever point you’re ready to speak to your college, particularly with the program we had, with the running backs that got through our program,” Taylor stated, per Field Level Media. “To do directly by those folks, it’s in every case great.”
In any case, both Herbert’s Ducks and Taylor’s Badgers will confront a test when they’re on the field.
Wisconsin has the No. 8 resistance in the nation, permitting just 293.5 complete yards per game. It positions fifteenth in passing safeguard (191.2 yards permitted per game), so Herbert should figure out how to make some large plays against the Badgers.
Oregon has the No. 23 guard in the country, permitting 329.6 all out yards per game. The Ducks are additionally positioned tenth in surging guard (106.8 yards permitted per game), so they will be one of the harder units that Taylor has gone facing this season.
Whichever group’s protection makes a superior showing of constraining huge plays will probably be the victor of this energizing Rose Bowl matchup.
Oregon (11-2) put everything in order against Utah in the Pac-12 Championship game on Dec. 6 and guaranteed a spot for the conflict in Pasadena. NFL-bound quarterback Justin Herbert drives a physical offense that can likewise air it out. The Ducks’ safeguard has recorded 41 sacks and is truly outstanding in the country in cutting down capture attempts.
This ought to be an incredible, physical matchup between two projects that have recently gone head to head in this blessed bowl game.
Wisconsin should contain – read: not surrender lump plays to – an Oregon offense that flaunts an ethereal assault drove by quarterback Justin Herbert (66.7 culmination rate, 3,333 yards and 32 touchdowns) and a ground game that midpoints more than 180 yards for each challenge. Penei Sewell and the Ducks’ hostile line should end a forceful Badgers’ front seven that has recorded a program-record 49 sacks in 2019, drove by the redshirt senior couple of Chris Orr and Zack Baun (24 consolidated).
UW’s offense found a section for the last piece of the period with Doak Walker Award champ Jonathan Taylor (1,909 hurrying yards, 26 all out touchdowns) and its surging assault. Junior quarterback Jack Coan extended restricting resistances completely with the assistance of wide beneficiary Quintez Cephus with the passing game.
In any case, Oregon has captured 19 passes this season – tied for second in the FBS with Clemson – and genuine first year recruit protective end Kayvon Thibodeaux counted nine sacks and 14 handles for misfortune through 13 challenges. The Ducks have additionally permitted under 107 hurrying yards for each game.
Whoever wins the line of scrimmage on New Year’s Day dominates the match. Herbert and the offense will probably make some huge plays, however I feel UW cautious facilitator Jim Leonhard will carry the strain to throw the NFL-bound sign guest off his game an indication. In what could be Taylor’s last game as a Badger, I think focus Tyler Biadasz and the line opens up enough gaps – and Coan makes some key tosses to keep the guard genuine – for Wisconsin to squeak out a success in Pasadena.
Wisconsin 28, Oregon 24