The Sentinel's Brant Parsons and Matt Murschel preview Wisconsin versus South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl.
Wisconsin (9-3, 6-2 in Big Ten) was the third-best team in the conference, finishing behind conference champion Michigan State and runner-up Ohio State. The Badgers are quite familiar with the Central Florida area having taken part in back-to-back Capital One bowls in 2006 and 2007 – winning both games – and returning to play in the Citrus Bowl in 2008 and 2009 in what was then called the Champs Sports Bowl.
"I think we all strive at the beginning of the year and fight through the year to get a BCS game that's very difficult to do," said Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen. "We won a bunch of football games. We've got nine wins and now we're going to go play a team with ten wins, it's a tremendous matchup. Tremendous challenge for both teams, I believe."
Wisconsin's roster also has a handful of players from the Sunshine State including running back James White.
South Carolina (10-6, 6-2 in Southeastern Conference) finished second in the SEC East Division behind Missouri. The Gamecocks are also familiar with the area, having paid Orlando a visit back in September when they took on UCF at Bright House Networks Stadium. Prior to that, South Carolina played in the 2012 Capital One Bowl and when the game was called the Tangerine Bowl back in 1975. The Gamecocks also made an appearance in the Carquest Bowl back in 1995.
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