By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Miami (Florida) Hurricanes face the Wisconsin Badgers in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. The game will be played at 5:15 pm EST at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
The Hurricanes have a 7-5 record. They; however, have gone just 2-4 on the road.
The Badgers are also 7-5. Like the Hurricanes, they have just two wins on the road (2-3 overall).
According to Covers.com Consensus Analysis, the Badgers have a 63% chance to win this game, according to their public poll. They also have a 63% chance to win this game, according to their expert poll.
This will be the sixth meeting between these two teams all-time. This is the third-time these two teams have played in a bowl game since 2009, including back-to-back years.
The Hurricanes have lost both Bowl games against the Badgers. They lost 34-24 in the Orange Bowl last year.
In addition, they lost 20-14 in the Champs Sports Bowl on December 29th, 2009.
Miami Florida’s last win in this series came on September 9th, 1989 with a 51-3 win. This series goes back to 1958, as the Badgers won 20-0 on September 26th, 1958.
The Hurricanes have a 19-20-1 all-time record in Bowl games. They lost last year’s New Year’s Six game to the Badgers.
Their last Bowl win came in a 31-14 win over the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 28th, 2016 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
The Badgers have a 15-14 record all-time in Bowl games. They have won their last four Bowl games.
Wisconsin has not lost a Bowl game since January 1st, 2014 to the South Carolina Gamecocks, 34-24, in the Capital One Bowl in Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
The Hurricanes have won their last two games. They have not lost a game since a 27-21 loss to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Miami (Florida) is averaging 30.9 points per game. Their offense is averaging 374.6 total yards per game.
Their defense is allowing 18.2 points per game. Their defense is also allowing 268.3 total yards per game.
Hurricanes quarterback N’Kosi Perry has gone 96 of 186 for 1,089 yards. He also has 13 touchdowns and five interceptions.
Perry will not start in this game. He may not play after a social media scandal surfaced.
Malik Rosier — who started the season as the starting quarterback before being benched — is expected to get the start. He has gone 77 of 144 for 1,007 yards. He also has six touchdowns and five interceptions.
Travis Horner leads the Hurricanes backs with 154 carries for 969 yards and four touchdowns. Jeff Thomas leads the Hurricanes receivers with 35 receptions for 563 yards and three touchdowns.
The Badgers lost their last regular season game, as they lost 37-15 to the Minnesota Golden Gophers on November 24th. Their last regular season win came in a 47-44 triple overtime win over the Purdue Boilermakers on November 17th.
Wisconsin is averaging 29.3 points per game. Their offense is averaging 433.2 total yards per game.
Their defense is allowing 24.3 points per game. In addition, their defense is allowing 358.8 total yards per contest.
Badgers quarterback Alex Hornibrook has gone 122 of 205 for 1,532 yards. He has 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Hornibrook is not expected to play in this game as he continues to suffer from concussion symptoms. Jack Coan is expected to start. He has gone 50 of 82 for 442 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions.
Jonathan Taylor leads the Badgers backs with 280 carries for 1,989 yards and 15 touchdowns. A.J. Taylor leads the Badgers receivers with 30 receptions for 508 yards and three touchdowns.