Orange Bowl: Wisconsin Badgers vs. Miami Hurricanes

In the Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Florida – the Wisconsin Badgers will take on the Miami Hurricanes. The Wisconsin Badgers come into the game ranked 9th in the most recent Associated Press poll. The Badgers finished the season with a 12-1 record, losing in the Big Ten title game to the Ohio State Buckeyes.

For Miami – they have dropped back to back games to end the season. The Hurricanes finished in first in the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference – but fell to Clemson. The Hurricanes were one of the final remaining unbeaten teams until their loss to Pittsburgh. The Wisconsin Badgers are -4 in this game over the Miami Hurricanes.

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The Wisconsin Badgers are a team that struggled passing the football all season. Alex Hornibrook was tortured by the interception pass all season long. The quarterback finished with 2,386 yards and 21 touchdowns, but the interceptions were the story. The big threat on the offensive end was freshman running back Jonathan Taylor. He rushed for 1,847 yards and 13 touchdowns.

The Badgers won their first 12 games of the season, with a few of them in blowout style. The Badgers beat Utah State, Florida Atlantic, and Brigham Young to start the season. In Big Ten play, the best win for the Badgers was over Michigan. The Badgers also beat Northwestern at home.

Turnovers Key for the Hurricanes

Mark Richt and the Miami Hurricanes became known this season for the turnover chain. The Hurricanes are hoping the chain is alive and well in this game. The Hurricanes have to get back offensive, as in their last two games, they scored just 17 total points. The Hurricanes scored a total of 69 points in back to back wins over Virginia Tech and Notre Dame earlier in the season.

Malik Rosier has been the top threat for the Hurricanes offense. The quarterback is just shy of 3,000 passing yards and finished with 25 touchdowns. His top target this season was Braxton Berriors. Berrios finished the season with 9 touchdown receptions. The Hurricanes running game saw Travis Homer finish the regular season with 902 yards on the ground.

Hurricanes Rip Through Badgers

The Miami Hurricanes are a team that struggled at the end of the season, and made it look pretty bad. In the end, the Badgers are a more talented team than they have shown. The Hurricanes live on the turnover chain, and that’s what they are going to relay on in this game. Look for the Hurricanes to pressure the questionable passing offense of the Wisconsin Badgers and cause problems. Miami is going to win this game over Wisconsin on Saturday in the Fiesta Bowl. Bet the Miami Hurricanes +4 over the Wisconsin Badgers.

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