We have the Granddaddy of them all. The Oregon Ducks will take on the Wisconsin Badgers. The Ducks defeated Utah in the Pac-12 Championship. With the win, Oregon knocked the Utes out of playoff consideration. Wisconsin fell to Ohio State in the Big Ten title game. With Ohio State headed to the playoffs that meant Wisconsin got the Rose Bowl berth. The Ducks opened the season with a loss to Auburn. Afterwards, they dominated the rest of the season until they were upset by Arizona State. Wisconsin experienced similar success and many thought they were playoff contenders. They were upset by Illinois and blown out by the Buckeyes the following week. The Badgers bounced back by winning four in a row, which included wins over Iowa and Minnesota. Who will walk out of the 2019 Rose Bowl the winners?
These two teams are very different from one another. The Oregon Ducks is that speedy team that could score at any given time. With Wisconsin, they’re an old-school ground and pound team. They both are led by future NFL stars on offense. Justin Herbert is one of the top QB prospects with his strong arm and awareness on the field. Jonathon Taylor has been one of the top running backs since entering Wisconsin. The defenses on both side have been impressive. The Ducks grounded the high powered Utes offense in the Pac-12 Championship game. For most of the season, the Badgers physical style has caused problems for the opposition. During the first half of the Big Ten Championship game, Wisconsin had Ohio State shook.
Who will leave the 2019 Rose Bowl as champions? Will the Ducks speed prove too much for the Badgers? Could the Badgers physicality be too much for the Ducks? I’m picking the Badgers to get by the Ducks and be the 2019 Rose Bowl champs.
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