Orange Bowl: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Miami Hurricanes
On Saturday December 30, 2017 – the Wisconsin Badgers will take on the Miami Hurricanes in the Orange Bowl. Hard Rock Stadium in Miami will be the host of the game between the Big Ten and the Atlantic Coast Conference. The 6th ranked Wisconsin Badgers are 12-1 on the season, but coming off their lone loss on the season to Ohio State in the Big Ten title game.
The Miami Hurricanes are 10-2 on the season, but have lost back to back games. The Hurricanes lost on the road at Pittsburgh and then got smoked by Clemson in the ACC title game. In this game on Saturday – the Wisconsin Badgers are the favorites. Wisconsin is listed at -6 over the Miami Hurricanes.
The Wisconsin Badgers started the season with 12 straight wins, running the title in the regular season. The Badgers then were outclassed in the title game by Ohio State. Wisconsin is hoping for more productivity out of their quarterback Alex Hornibrook. He threw two interceptions in the loss to Ohio State, and on the season threw 15 interceptions, and 21 touchdowns.
Jonathan Taylor provided a sensational freshman season as the lead running back for the Badgers. The running back had just 41 yards in the loss to Ohio State, which snapped a streak of games where he rushed for 130+ yards. On the season, Taylor rushed for 100+ yards in all but 4 of their 13 games. Tony Fumagalli is a weapon on the offensive side as well. The tight end caught 3 touchdowns on the season.
Hurricanes Looking to Capitalize
The Miami Hurricanes, led by head coach Mark Richt are at home for this game, and would love to finish the season strong heading into 2018 season. The Hurricanes were known for their ability to defend, and grab the timely turnover. They will turn their attention to a passing offense that was turnover prone in the Badgers this season.
The Hurricanes on the offensive end struggled down the stretch. The Hurricanes scored just a field goal in the loss to Clemson, and before that scored just two touchdowns at Pittsburgh. The Miami offense is led by quarterback Malik Rosier, who threw 25 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on the season.
Turnover Chain Comes out in Miami Blowout win
The Wisconsin Badgers won a bunch of games, but did they beat anyone worth while. The Miami Hurricanes struggled down the stretch, but were they that bad? Those are a couple questions for this game. If the game is down to the fundamentals, the Badgers will have a good shot at winning the game. If the game comes down to athleticism the Miami Hurricanes will win this game. We will take the home team in this game, with their athletes and home crowd they beat up on the Wisconsin Badgers. Look for Miami to grab the turnover chain a couple times in the blowout win. Bet the Miami Hurricanes +6 over the Wisconsin Bowl on Saturday in the Capital One Orange Bowl.