5 Reasons Why The Badgers Will Pull The Upset Over LSU Tonight

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Mar 29, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan (left) celebrates with athletic director Barry Alvarez (right) after overtime in the finals of the west regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship tournament against the Arizona Wildcats at Honda Center. The Badgers defeated the Wildcats 64-63. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

2. The University of Wisconsin Is Due

The Badgers’ dual-sport combo of football and basketball has been one of the most, if not the most, consistent duo in the country lately. The football team always makes the it to a bowl, the basketball team always makes it to the big dance. How many other universities can say that about both of their sports for every year over the last ten years? Not many. Despite all of this success, Wisconsin can’t seem to get over the hump to a national championship in either sport. Last year the Badgers lost on a ridiculous three-pointer in the Final Four. They had a chance to win the game on a last shot, a close shot at that, but it rimmed out. National Championship hopes dashed. But Wisconsin athletics are due. This could be the first step at getting the Badgers into the College Football Playoff.

The rest of their schedule is cake when compared to LSU. The Tigers are one of the most respected programs in the nation and this win could go a long way. Wisconsin football has been close in the past (went 12-1 in 2006 but wasn’t invited to a BCS game on a technicality). It also lost three consecutive Rose Bowls (2011, 12, 13), each one in heartbreaking fashion…literally. My heart broke on three consecutive New Years Days as they lost by one score in each game. Wisconsin is simply due. If they get this win they could begin their quest of putting my heart back together, along with thousands of other Badgers fans. A win tonight means that the College Football Playoff, and a National Championship, is a distinct possibility. Look out LSU, it’s just time for a big Badgers win.