The Rose Bowl is always a highlight of the college football bowl season every year, and this year is no different. This is the longest-running bowl game, and it traditionally features teams from the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences. The Wisconsin Badgers out of the Big Ten will take on the Oregon Ducks out of the Pac-12 in this year’s version of the Rose Bowl.
Oregon got into this game by winning the Pac-12 Championship Game in convincing fashion over the Utah Utes. The Ducks finished the regular season with an 11-2 record, but they faced a grueling schedule.
Wisconsin comes into this game with a record of 10-3 and was the winner of the Big Ten West. The Badgers lost to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Big Ten Championship Game. Wisconsin is a three-point favorite over Oregon in the Rose Bowl.
Taylor Carries Wisconsin Offense
The Badgers have one of the best running backs in the country in Jonathan Taylor, and he will be featured a ton in this game. Taylor ran for over 1,900 yards this season, and also found the end zone 21 times.
Quarterback Jack Coan has been solid in his own right, throwing for over 2,500 yards and 17 touchdown passes. The Badgers will need to score some points to win this game.
Wisconsin gave up just 16 points per game this season, but they won’t have the best defense in this game. The Badgers were solid for much of the season, but they did allow over 34 points in two losses to Ohio State.
Wisconsin will be facing a ton of athletes from Oregon, and they must make some open-field tackles.
Ducks Have Athletic And Stout Defense
The Ducks have one of the best defenses in the country, and they are extremely fast and athletic on that side of the ball. Oregon gave up less than 16 points per game, and it completely shut down Utah in the Pac-12 Championship Game.
The Ducks racked up 41 sacks during the regular season, and they will come after Coan and Taylor in this game.
Quarterback Justin Herbert will likely be a first-round draft pick in the NFL after this game, but he wants to get one more win. Herbert threw for 3,333 yards during the season and tossed 32 touchdown passes.
The Ducks also ran for over 184 yards per game, but Herbert is going to be the main man in this game.
Ducks Fly To Rose Bowl Victory
The Ducks have been a hard team to figure out this season, but they can beat anyone in the country when they play well. Wisconsin will try to run its way to victory in this game, but it won’t be easy against the Ducks.
Oregon just has too many athletes on both sides of the ball, and the Badgers can’t keep up. This game should be tight throughout, but the Ducks are going to win the game. Take the three points and bet the Oregon Ducks over the Wisconsin Badgers in the Rose Bowl.