Rose Bowl: Looking Forward to the Wisconsin Badgers and Oregon Ducks

After the two playoff games are done, we move the calendar to 2020. One of the major bowl games is the Rose Bowl. It will take place as it always has in the Rose Bowl is Pasanda, California. The kickoff is scheduled for 5 PM EST. The two teams that will be playing on the game are from the Big 10 Conference the Wisconsin Badgers from the Pac 12 Conference the Oregon Ducks. Both teams played in their conference championship games.

The Wisconsin Badgers lost to the Ohio State Buckeyes 34-21. On the flip side, the Oregon Ducks won the Pac 12 over the Utah Utes 37-15. The Rose Bowl has always been Big 10 VS Pac 12. Both teams are here primarily because of their offenses. With the Badgers, it was Jonathan Taylor with the Ducks its quarterback Justin Herbert. Now the question is which star will show up.

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Wisconsin Badgers

The Badgers started their season with a trip to Tampa, Florida. They dominated the USF Bulls 49-0. The Badgers were a team that could challenge the Ohio State Buckeyes. Well as it came to the middle of the season, they had an upset loss. That loss came against the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Illini won by one point 24-23. That came on the verge of the Badgers playing the Ohio State Buckeyes. They stumbled and lost the first of two matchups 38-7 to Ohio State. The following week they would have a close game against the Iowa Hawkeyes but came out with a win 24-22. The biggest win before the championship game was a win over the upstart Minnesota Golden Gophers 38-17. Now they are the Rose Bowl facing the Oregon Ducks. If they can get Jonathan Taylor rolling, they could win the game.

Oregon Ducks

The Ducks began their season against the Auburn Tigers. It wasn’t the start the Ducks were looking for as they lost 27-21. After that, the Ducks started a nine-game winning streak. The streak would end to the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Sun Devils beat the Ducks by three-point 31-28. After the winning streak was snapped, they rebounded and beat the Oregon State Beavers 24-10. Other than the loss to the Sun Devils they rolled, through the Pac 12.

Justin Herbert is a bis part of why the Ducks are in the Rose Bowl. They will have to focus on stopping Jonathan Taylor. If their defense can than Justin Herbert could lead them to a win. The Ducks didn’t get a bid to the college football playoff. Many wonder why they don’t have a chance to play for it all. This year it was the Big 10 Champions the Oklahoma Sooners.

This game should be a close one. Both teams will use their offenses. The question is what defense will show up. The answer will win it all the Rose Bowl. The Wisconsin Badgers and Oregon Ducks deserve to be here. Their fans will be looked in after ushering in the New Year. The Rose Bowl is known as the granddaddy of them all!

 

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