UMass, TN Tech, Purwho, Illinois, BYU, Indiana, a neutered PSU team.....half of Wisconsin's schedule are non-competitive cupcakes that can't possibly prepare the badgers for the kind of speed and athleticism USC is going to bring to Orlando. They've lost 5 of their last 6 bowl games because of this -- they're not used to the speed of teams they meet in bowls compared to who they play in regular season & they're not nearly multiple enough on offense to thwart a good defensive game plan or to come back if they fall behind.
They can run the ball...everyone knows this - it's their identity and we've been somewhat vulnerable to the run at times but we're still 32nd in the nation at Rushing Defense and I think it's pretty obvious that our strength of schedule makes that a legit ranking, not one inflated by playing the teams in the first sentence of this post.
Wisconsin's real M.O. isn't just running the ball --- that's what they do but it feeds their real strength which is their real key to success and has been for years....time of possession. They hold the ball for an average of 34 minutes a game.....our D needs to get them off the field and not allow long drives over and over.
Barring injury to Shaw or an exorbitant number of turnovers, I expect we win by 10 or so. I just don't see Connor Shaw laying an egg in his last game as a Gamecock.......34-24 is my call.
Let me get this straight. We're going to be "gifted" with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and will be fined for if we don't, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts itself from it, signed by a president who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese and financed by a country that's broke.
What could possibly go wrong?