Sport It's Miami and Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl

23:52  03 december  2017
23:52  03 december  2017 Source:   ap.org

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It ' s the first Orange Bowl for No. 6 Wisconsin (12-1, No. 6 CFP). Miami went 7-0 at home — and will stay there, since this technically is a neutral-site game. Wisconsin went 5-0 in true road games, winning by an average of 25.6 points.

It ' s the first Orange Bowl for No. 6 Wisconsin (12-1, No. 6 CFP). Miami went 7-0 at home — and will stay there, since this technically is a neutral-site game. Wisconsin went 5-0 in true road games, winning by an average of 25.6 points.

Miami Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier (12) attempts a pass against the Syracuse Orange during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium.© Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Miami Hurricanes quarterback Malik Rosier (12) attempts a pass against the Syracuse Orange during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium.

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (AP) Miami and Wisconsin are heading to the Orange Bowl as their end-of-season consolation prize.

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A pair of teams with College Football Playoff aspirations for much of the season - and that saw those hopes end with losses in conference championship games - will meet on Dec. 30 at Hard Rock Stadium, the Hurricanes' home field.

No. 11 Miami (10-2, No. 10 CFP) is going to the Orange for the 10th time. The Hurricanes earned the berth after ending as the highest-ranked Atlantic Coast Conference team that did not make the CFP field. It's the first Orange Bowl for No. 6 Wisconsin (12-1, No. 6 CFP), which saw its undefeated season end Saturday in a loss to Ohio State at the Big Ten title game.

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MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (AP) — Miami and Wisconsin are heading to the Orange Bowl as their end-of-season consolation prize. A pair of teams with College Football Playoff aspirations for much of the season — and that saw those hopes end with losses in conference championship games — will meet

It ' s the first Orange Bowl for No. 6 Wisconsin (12-1, No. 6 CFP). Miami went 7-0 at home — and will stay there, since this technically is a neutral-site game. Wisconsin went 5-0 in true road games, winning by an average of 25.6 points.

That defeat almost certainly kept Wisconsin out of the four-team CFP field. Miami still may have been in the title mix if it beat No. 1 Clemson in the ACC title game, but the Hurricanes were overwhelmed 38-3.

Miami coach Mark Richt said going to the Orange Bowl is going to be ''a wonderful opportunity'' for the Hurricanes, who won 10 games this year for the first time since 2003 - which, ironically, was the last season in which Miami went to the Orange Bowl.

''One of the classic bowl games in America,'' Richt said.

The Hurricanes and Badgers haven't played in eight years, and that was at the Champs Sports Bowl. Both have strong defenses, with Wisconsin's ranking No. 1 nationally in yards allowed in No. 2 in points allowed.

And even though the Badgers missed the CFP, players say sending the seniors out winners will remain a priority.

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“It doesn’t matter if it ’ s the Rose Bowl , Sugar Bowl or Orange Bowl . “ It ’ s also nice to get out of the cold,” she said. Young, 26, from Miami Gardens, was working at the Hard Rock Stadium souvenir store when he was asked to haul a bunch of Wisconsin T-shirts and other items to the large Badgers

It may not be for the College Football Playoff championship, but for the Wisconsin Badgers and Miami Hurricanes, the Orange Bowl is just as important as playing for the NCAA college football title.

''They deserve to go out with a win,'' Badgers offensive lineman Michael Deiter said. ''The things they've done for this program and this football team, they deserve to go out and win a bowl game and go out the right way.''

Miami is just the third team to go to the Orange Bowl while on a two-game losing streak. The others were both LSU teams, in the 1943 and 1973 seasons.

''It's a home game,'' Miami receiver Braxton Berrios said. ''I think that will be really exciting for the team.''

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Wisconsin Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor (23) has rushed for 1,806 yards as a freshman.© Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Wisconsin Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor (23) has rushed for 1,806 yards as a freshman.

Here's some of what to know about the Orange Bowl matchup:

HOME, SORT OF: Miami was 7-0 at home this season, this game is played in its home stadium and the Hurricanes will be the designated home team for the game. But it will technically be called a neutral-site game, and the Hurricanes likely won't get to use their usual locker room. Past ''home'' teams for the Orange Bowl have used the Miami Dolphins' locker room on game night.

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MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (AP) Miami has thrived when playing before its home crowd all season. Wisconsin has gone onto to opponent’ s fields five times and posted five easy wins. That alone means this could be a classic Orange Bowl .

MIAMI 7, WISCONSIN 3. Miami appears dead set on establishing the run today, and it worked great on the Canes’ second drive. If you’re stuck at home watching the Miami Hurricanes from the comfort of your own couch, you and your friends can try out this Orange Bowl drinking game.

UNCOMMON OPPONENTS: There's no common opponent between Wisconsin and Miami this season, and it's only the fifth time that the Badgers and Hurricanes will meet. They've split four previous matchups.

BADGERS CHASING HISTORY: Wisconsin gets a second chance at recording win No. 13, which would be a single-season record at a school that started playing football in 1889. Wisconsin was 12-1 in 2006, the first year that former coach Bret Bielema was running things in Madison.

ORANGE SUCCESS: Miami is 6-3 in previous trips to the Orange Bowl, with the Hurricanes' last time in South Florida's showcase bowl game coming when they topped Florida State 16-14 on Jan. 1, 2004.

FAMILIAR GROUND: Wisconsin has nine players from the state of Florida, including five from the Miami area and one - wide receiver Paul Jackson, who hasn't recorded any stats this season - who lists Miami Gardens as his hometown. Miami Gardens is the city where Hard Rock Stadium is located. There are no Wisconsin natives on the Miami roster.

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