The Badgers face the Miami Hurricanes in the Orange Bowl on December 30. Matt Lepay and Paul Chryst discuss what makes Miami such a good team.
We also hear about one of the shut down parts of the Badger defense - Nick Nelson. Nelson has set a school record with 20 passes broken up so far this year. Plus a look at some of the plays of the year.
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Before the sixth-ranked Badgers take on No. 10 Miami at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday, the State Journal sat down with Orange Bowl executive committee member Brad Houser to discuss UW’s traveling fan base, Miami’s home-field advantage and more.
Only eight players remain from the 2013 team that lost to South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl. Since, the Badgers have defeated Auburn in the Outback Bowl, Southern California in the Holiday Bowl and Western Michigan in the Cotton Bowl.
None of the players — cornerback Nick Nelson, linebacker T.J. Edwards, guard Beau Benzschawel and tackles Michael Deiter and David Edwards — appear to be locks as NFL first-round draft picks.
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