With the bowl games finally set for this college football season, ESPN released its prediction for Wisconsin’s matchup against Miami.
The Badgers and the Hurricanes both finished with a 7-5 record. These two programs had championship aspirations entering 2018, and although they did have several shortcomings this season, it should be an entertaining showdown.
Wisconsin will face Miami in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl from Yankee Stadium in New York.
Here is ESPN’s prediction:
They should call this the Disappointment Bowl as two preseason top-10 teams fell massively short of expectations. The environment should favor Wisconsin, but Miami is clearly the superior defensive team. In a game someone has to win, I’ll go with the Badgers behind running back Jonathan Taylor.
Prediction: Wisconsin 24, Miami 21
If the Hurricanes want any chance at defeating the Badgers, then N’Kosi Perry will need to finally show some consistency under center.
Wisconsin and Miami are set to kick off at 5:15 p.m. ET on Dec. 27.
The game will be on ESPN.