Joe Coughlin

Steele's B1G Bowl Projections Too Optimistic

Created on Jul. 06, 2013 4:26 PM EST

Capital One Bowl: Wisconsin vs. LSU

Wisconsin is a good football team. 

It will be nationally-ranked from start to finish. I see only one loss on this schedule — to Ohio State on Sept. 28. That makes Wisconsin a BCS qualifier and a win in the Big Ten Championship would put the Badgers in the Rose Bowl once again.

Some foresee a step back, or a learning curve, with new coach Gary Andersen. I don't see why. The Badgers have one of the top running games in the country and if its defense stays true, it will be a force. 

Potential losses to Northwestern and BYU are out there, but I see the Badgers overcoming those obstacles. The Capital One Bowl makes sense, but I am guessing Rose Bowl, making it four straight.