Pinstripe Bowl – Dec 27
Coach: Mark Richt
Miami (Fl) Players to watch:
***Freshman TE Brevin Jordan (6-3/250)
Saw action in 11 of 12 games and made 10 starts in standout freshman season. Jordan earned second-team All-ACC recognition. He caught 30 passes – second-most on team – for 275 yards; Four receiving touchdowns were also second-most; and had long catch of 41 yards.
Senior SS Jaquan Johnson (5-11/190)
Johnson led Miami with 79 total tackles in regular season and added 1.5 tackles for loss, one interception, one PBU, two forced fumbles and one blocked field goal.
*Junior RB Travis Homer (5-11/195)
Homer rushed for career-best 969 yards on 154 carries during regular season, averaging 6.3 yards per carry, scoring four touchdowns. He rushed for 168 yards on only eight carrier in the season finale vs Pitt.
**Sophomore DB Trajan Bandy (5-9/188)
Bandy enjoyed a breakout season, starting all 12 games and earning All-ACC third-team honors. He posted career-high totals in tackles (36), tackles for loss (4.5), interceptions (three), fumble recoveries (two) and passes defended (eight).
Coach: Paul Chryst
Wisconsin Players to watch:
**Sophomore RB Jonathan Taylor (5-11/221)
Taylor’s 1,869 rushing yards this season average out to 169.9 per game and lead second-place Darrell Henderson of Memphis by an astonishing 31.6 yards per game. His 321 rushing yards against Purdue, Nov. 17th, was the third-highest total in UW history.
Senior LT Michael Deiter (6-6/321)
One of the top linemen in the country, Deiter has played in 41 career games, starting each. He has made 16 starts at center, 14 starts at left tackle and 11 starts at left guard. His versatility will certainly intrigue NFL scouts.
Senior ILB T.J. Edwards (6-1/246)
Edwards has played in 40 games, making 39 starts at inside linebacker. Over his career he has amassed 254 tackles, 26.0 TFLs, 5.0 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 7 interceptions and 20 pass breakups. He led the Badgers in tackles in each of first two seasons.
Senior SS D’Cota Dixon (5-1/204)
Dixon has played in 42 games with 23 starts at safety. He owns 134 career tackles, 6.0 TFLs, 2.5 sacks, 5 interceptions and 13 pass breakups. Dixon was, also, a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, given to the top scholar-athlete in college football.
New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Wisconsin 35, Miami 3