The Badgers are now in SUNNY----- WARM California and are preparing for the 2000 Rose Bowl game against Stanford.
The Badgers ener the game at 9-2 and will attempt to become the FIRST Big Ten school in history to WIN cosecutive Rose Bowls. For the record....... The Badgers will play Stanford from the Pac 10 who have a record of 8-3.
The Badgers have been successful in their last two Rose Bowl appearances having beat UCLA in both 94 and 99.
The Badgers nine wins this year were the third most wins in the modern era at Wisconsin. The 1993 team won 11 games...... and the 1998 team 10 games. All 3 teams have been coached by.......... BARRY ALVAREZ.
The Badgers enter the game with a seven game winning streak..... the fourth longest streak in school history.
An age old football proverb is " DEFENSE wins championships"
In 1999 the Badger defense was AWSOME!!!!!
>>>> Wisconsin surrendered just one touchdown or fewer in five games in 1999
>>>> Wisconsin opponents completed just over half .501 of their pass attempts.
>>>> The Badgers held Michigan to MINUS two yards rushing in the second half of the game.
>>>>> Ohio State was helpless in the second half against the Badgers..... The Buckeyes had four punts---- two turnovers--- and a fourth down play stopped short.
MORE ON THE ROSE BOWL BADGER DEFENSE>>>>>>
>>>>Michigan State in their first six possessions had four turnovers and two punts.
>>>> Indiana had 11 possssions in the game they included six punts---- one interception---- and four fourth down plays stopped short.
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