The 9th ranked Wisconsin football team will take on 6th ranked Oregon this afternoon in the 98th Rose Bowl. Both teams come to Pasadena with identical 11-2 records. The Ducks enter the contest with the nation’s third best scoring offense, averaging 46.2 points per game. Oregon is fifth in the nation in rushing offense (295.7 yards per game) and sixth in overall offense (515.2 yards per game). Wisconsin linebacker Mike Taylor said slowing the Oregon ground game will be key…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/TAYLOR1.mp3|titles=TAYLOR1]
The Oregon defense has allowed 23.6 points and 381 yards per game. Badgers quarterback Russell Wilson was impressed with what he saw of the Ducks defense…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/WILSON1.mp3|titles=WILSON1]
For the Badgers to be successful, head coach Bret Bielema believes they need to control the clock…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/BIELEMA1.mp3|titles=BIELEMA1]
This is Wisconsin’s second straight appearance in the Rose Bowl, losing to TCU last year, 21-19. Despite that fact, running back Montee Ball feels that Oregon is a tougher matchup…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/BALL1.mp3|titles=BALL1]
Today’s game will be the final one of Paul Chryst ‘s career as the Badgers offensive coordinator, as he has been named the new head coach at the University of Pittsburgh. Coach Chryst wants to leave Madison on a winning note…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/CHRYST11.mp3|titles=CHRYST1]
You can hear the Rose Bowl on 93.9 FM WDOR. Pregame coverage begins at 2 PM. Kickoff is at 4:10 PM.