Miami returns kickoff for TD only to have it called back on a stupid penalty, yet they score on 1st offensive play. Long night for Wisky?
OT - Wisconsin-Miami Champs Sports Bowl OPEN THREAD
I was going to say "HOW 'BOUT THAT *TEAM SPEED*?" You beat me to it, though. :)
Seriously, Wisconsin is doing better than I thought they would.
That pitch back reverse on the return was sick. Hopefully Tolzien and Clay can put something together.
what a sad start, wisco
Clay gives them a first down on two runs to start their drive, they need to answer the Canes. not sure if wisco can do anything if they fall behind by 14 or so early on.
Wisconsin looking like they can handle 3rd and long...
Wisc punter does his best Zoltan impression. Miami pinned at about the 8.
but good hold by Wisky on 3rd down.
Good answer from the badgers, setup by their defense. It just might be a game after all.
Nice bounce outside by Clay.
Wisky BLOWING up Miami's oline..wow
they are usually extremely fast off the ball and hit HARD.
Good game so far. Miami started off hot with that kick return and touchdown. But wiscy responded and seems to be confident. Seems like Wisconsin isn't having a lot of trouble running the ball either, that should be key if the badgers want to win.
Wisky DB coverage doing a heck of a job. Its particularly surprising considering Miami's speedy receivers. They have a good game plan so far.
Is pretty good. Good Big Ten publicity if they can take this one from Miami
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cant handle the cold. Homefield-like advantage for the B10
There's something satisfying about the Miami players huddled by a heater in long sleeves, while the Badgers are unfazed by a mid-40s night.
Wisky up by 10 at the half. You go, Badgers. The Big Ten could use some love.
It makes you wonder how some of these bowl games would go if they were played at, say, Soldier Field. It would also help if the Big 10 team wasn't constantly playing a higher-rated opponent.
Or a playoff game...
probably going on ala "You ladies need some ear muffs, too?"
It makes me viscerally ill to hope for a Wiscy victory here particularly after watching "The U" this afternoon on TSN (ESPN Canadian version) but for all things Big 10 I guess it is necessary.
Delicious, isn't it? I've never seen a more pathetic football display. They should lose on that basis alone. Easterbrook doesn't get much right, but his overdressed coach theory SHOULD be right, even if it isn't, just on principal.
Wisco has basically dominated this game (except for the opening kickoff).
Unless Jacory gets going Miami is dunbar.
Although I wouldn't put it past Bielma to do something stupid.
Nice first half out of Wisco. Badgers are taking advantage of all the mismatches in their favor: Clay, Badger DL vs Cane OL and too manhy good targets for Miami to cover them all.
Looooong way to go, though. Canes will make a stand.
But if Wisco keeps giving the ball to Clay, they should be able to hold on.
I'm not sure what to think of the half time show - slightly disturbing.
is killing the Canes on 3rd down
Man, you're not kidding. Just happened again on 3rd and 8 after penalty negated big Wisky completion.
Are Miami's uniforms new? I haven't seen them before, but then again, I don't think I've watched them play all year. I kind of like the 2-tone numbers, but not the crap on the shoulders
Don't understand the connection between feathers and hurricanes. Looks like some of the stuff Oregon has going on.
do with Sebastian the Ibis (the sideline mascot).
they said at the beginning of the game that they were new uniforms. I have seen that feather display by the shoulders on various teams displaying new uniforms this season.
they are the new Nike uniforms like osu had.
They are the Nike jerseys they rolled out one week during the regular football season. This is Miami's second time using them.
They bore you to tears--and they don't give a shit.
These TEs for Wisky are amazing.
They run the old style offense we've been told for decades doesn't work vs. high-powered western/southern teams. They don't come up with any gimmicks in the off time. They play up in bowl match ups like everyone else when the B10 gets 2 teams. Sometimes moreso because they travel well and get overdrafted. They're playing in enemy territory, like everybody. They've even switched coaches, so it's not just coaching.
You'd think extra time would make opponents able to scheme for their simplistic plays, but if anything it's like they don't see "real" football enough anymore to play it. Even right now the announcer says "it's unbelievable, you know where he's going with the football, but Miami just can't find a way to stop it".
PSU and Iowa do well in bowls, too. A lot of it comes down to priorities in December. Some coaches regard bowls as exhibitions and use the bowl practices mostly as a chance to develop young players. Others focus mostly on the game itself.
Wisky got toasted last year by Florida State 42-13.
1994 Rose Bowl W UCLA 21 16
1995 Hall of Fame Bowl W Duke 34 20
1996 Copper Bowl W Utah 38 10
1997 Outback Bowl L Georgia 6 33
1998 Rose Bowl W UCLA 38 31
1999 Rose Bowl W Stanford 17 9
2000 Sun Bowl W UCLA 21 20
2002 Alamo Bowl W Colorado 31 28
2003 Music City Bowl L Auburn 14 28
2004 Outback Bowl L Georgia 21 24
2005 Capital One Bowl W Auburn 24 10
2006 Capital One Bowl W Arkansas 17 14
2007 Outback Bowl L Tennessee 17 21
2008 Champs Sports Bowl L Florida State 13 42
2009 Champs Sports Bowl W Miami 20 14
TIGHT END FAIL (fumble into endzone)
Did he just call him the "little injun that could?"
Wisc tight ends move the ball. Wow! Grind
some clock and win this thing.
Wow, is Wisconsin's punter related to the Space Emperor?
that's twice on fourth and 2 that Wisky punted. Grow some nuts and go for it! Score! Win! Geez
has been pretty ineffective aside from a few plays. Can they double their point total for the first 3.5 quarters in 7 minutes? Knock on wood.
Review the Michigan's defensive tape from this season - seriously Wisco's MO is power running and the TE - how you can not defend against this is mystifying.
Nessler please do not make a big deal out of this Wisco team - they have not beaten anybody this year.
They were one of only six teams to beat MSU!
An Adidas school is dominating a Nike school.
OMG MIAMI, SWITCH AND END THE NIKE CURSE!
Say, is this a Sun Belt crew by any chance?
and they got a shot.
Nothing you can do about that
Bat the ball out of bounds? I always wonder why I don't see that more (assuming the ball gets within a few yards of the sideline).
Maybe there'd be a penalty for that, but it would prevent the kicking team from recovering.
Good ol' prevent defense by Wisconsin...
D better hold.
did they not call a TO before the 4th down play?
did not try QB roll outs to give Jacory time to throw. Well, the B10 is 1-0. Congrats to Wisky.
Wisconsin wins! Whew!!
Good job, Wisconsin.
Even better that Miami couldn't win with essentially a home crowd as well.
Good game Wisconsin. Glad to see a Big Ten team win a game like that.
That was a great game for Wisconsin and the Big Ten. Ball control offense, holds the ball for a great majority of the PT. Not only that, Wisco's D was absolutely battering the Canes all day. I thought Harris was going to have his leg amputated. Great game by Wisky. Hopefully the start of a nice B10 bowl season.
This was a telling game. That southern speed was no match for the big uglies from the midwest tonight. As RR likes to tell us, it's all about execution. Congrats, Wisconsin.
Nice start by the B10 for sure. I hope NW wins,Iowa wins,PSU wins, and OSU and MSU get their doors blow off.
Very nice win for the B10 considering some of the talking heads I have heard on ESPN said that Miami should win this game easy. Wisconsin just outplayed Miami today
Congratulations to the Badgers and the Wisconsin program! A great win and good start for the Big Ten bowl series thus far! Here's hoping to a PSU win against LSU!
I was completely WRONG on this game, I will admit. I like Coach Shannon, but I guess it's cool for the BigTen to start off with a game like this.
This was rather impressive:
Time of Possession-
1-0 for the Big Ten. Great start!
Where will the #4 from the Big Ten play next year? According to Wikipedia the contract with the Big Ten has ended and next year will see an ACC / Big East matchup.