College bowl games are many months away, but that won’t stop ESPN from handing out some very early bowl projections. Brett McMurphy and Mark Schlabach of ESPN.com projected every single bowl game for this year and where they have the Wisconsin Badgers may surprise you.
McMurphy has the Badgers back in the Outback Bowl, a game Bucky has not played in since they lost 21-17 to Tennessee in 2008. He has the Badgers taking on the Ole Miss Rebels, a team slowly on the rise. If that is the case, it would mean the Badgers would play in their fifth-straight New Year’s Day bowl game. And you can imagine the Wisconsin faithful would flock to Tampa Bay in droves to catch the game, especially if the upcoming winter is anything like the last.
Schlabach’s projection is a little more promising for Badger fans. He has Wisconsin in the Fiesta Bowl going up against Stanford, a rematch of the 2013 Rose Bowl. Although it is not a bowl in the college football playoff this season, it is one of the six bowls in the rotation. And a chance to avenge the Rose Bowl loss could provide for some great tv as these two teams played a great game the last time they faced off.
Now you may be wondering to yourselves when the last time the Badgers were in the Fiesta Bowl. Well, the answer is simple. Never.
Obviously we are still a ways away from college football bowl games, hence the really super early bowl projections. But it is fun to take a look at these predictions and where your favorite college football team could wind up and who they could play.
I can’t complain about where these two gentlemen have projected the Badgers to wind up come bowl season. I could think of worse bowls that Wisconsin could end up in. I mean way worse.