The Champs Sports Bowl wasn't really going to end any other way than a 42-13 loss for the Badgers, and we all knew that. The Badgers haven't played since early November (a Big Ten conference flaw) and Florida State was far too superior. The Badgers played this bowl game like they played every other game this season, under-confident and poorly.
I sincerely hope nobody thought the Badgers were going to win this weekend, and I really hope none of you lost money on it. This was a game that many fans treated as ambient background noise rather than something they threw a party for. As a whole, Badgers fans seemed just as about uninterested as the team did.
Some bright spots: Elijah Theus scored the first touchdown of his career in the 4th quarter, P.J. Hill ran for 140 yards and will almost certainly become UW's all-time leading rusher next season (correction: 2nd all-time leader rusher, talk about "an absolute embarrassment!"), and Florida State looked like their old self according to Bobby Bowden. Maybe that last one wasn't a bright spot for Badgers fans, but the Seminoles are probably going to be a quality team next season.
The Bucky Channel would also like to recognize Florida State's Graham Gano. We're all about punters and kickers here at The BC, and we applaud Gano's three punts inside the five yard line as well as his six extra points that earned him the game's MVP honors.
Yes, it was that kind of Badgers season where the punter of the opposing team gets the MVP in their bowl game.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
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