Wisconsin’s biggest non-conference game of the millennium is only a few hours away. The buzz around the NRG Stadium in Houston growing and LSU fans seem to outnumber the Badgers’ fans 3-to-1 and the Badgers couldn’t care less.
If LSU wins it will be because they were supposed to win. The Tigers are in the ‘almighty’ SEC and have been a respected national powerhouse for a long, long time.
If Wisconsin wins it will be a huge upset, a blow to the SEC’s inflated sense of invincibility, and a sign that the Big 10 may be on its way back.
This game is monumental. Not only for the Badgers’ hopes of being invited to the inaugural College Football Playoff, but for the conference as a whole. Although, it should be noted that the losing team is all but guaranteed not to make the four-team playoff. So there’s obviously a lot on the line for LSU as well.
Upon comparing these squads you see a lot of talent on both sides of the ball. But along with that talent comes vast inexperience. Both teams are starting brand new quarterbacks, LSU is debuting their running back of the century in freshman Leonard Fournette, and the Badgers are showcasing an almost entirely new front seven on defense.
The theme of this game is new. Everything is new. New season, new era in college football (playoffs), new quarterbacks, new expectations — at least for the Badgers that is. But Bucky will live up to the hype. The Badgers will show up on the biggest of stages.
Why the hell am so I confident that Wisconsin will pull the upset?
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