On December 30th the Wisconsin Badgers football team will be facing off against the Miami Hurricanes in the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. To many Badger fans, this game might seem to be a consolation match of sorts. However, many analysts consider this matchup as a potentially beneficial publicity for the Badgers.
Florida is a vast state full of many up and coming stars. The Orange Bowl, especially if won by the Badgers, will attract a lot of attention to the program and could perhaps turn the heads of many top prospects towards furthering their careers in Madison. The Badgers currently have 9 Florida natives on their roster. These players primarily fill up the Badger secondary, which is a key part of one of the most dominant collegiate defensive fronts seen in recent years.
One thing that many accredited analysts have all agreed upon with regards to the Wisconsin Badgers is that their schedule lacked a true test of talent aside from the Ohio State Buckeyes. Although the Badgers suffered their only loss of the season to the Buckeyes, it is still believed by many that this team deserved a stop in the College Football Playoff. Beating the Miami Hurricanes on their own turf would be a great triumph for the Badgers and would make some people wonder what would’ve happened if they had gotten a shot at the championship.