When: Saturday December 30th, 8:00, ESPN
Current spread: Wisconsin -4.5. O/U 45
All-time series: 2-2
A stud freshman RB, an electric WR/ST guy, a turnover chain. This game will be interesting to say the least. It’ll be fought in the trenches. Good, old style, hard-nosed football.
Alex Hornibrook (2,386-21-15) will be under center for the Badgers. His 15 interceptions are a major concern for Wisconsin fans. But freshman RB Jonathan Taylor (1,847-13) will be the main focus of this offense. He has proven all season that he can carry this team on his back. When Hornibrook goes to the air, he’ll be counting on TE Troy Fumagalli (43-516-4) and WR Quintez Cephus (30-501-6) to make plays.
Malik Rosier (2,917-25-11) will guide the Miami offense. He can run it too. He rushed for 427 yards and 5 TDs this season. RB Travis Homer (902-7) took over rushing duties after an injury to Mark Walton. Through the air, Rosier has Braxton Berrios (52-634-9) and Christopher Herndon IV (40-477-4) to count on. Berrios is also dangerous on special teams. He averaged 16.2 yards per punt return.
Two tough defenses, two QBs that have been generous with turnovers. I wonder if Vegas has an O/U for Turnover Chain sightings. I think Wisconsin wins, and covers, and I like the under. I just feel turnovers will waste scoring opportunities, possibly for both teams.