From "Keys to a Holiday Bowl victory":
"Score, Score, and Score
The Trojans' offense will matchup against a very tough Wisconsin defense, led by All-Big Ten Freshman linebacker T.J. Edwards and redshirt senior safety Michael Caputo. The run game and pass will have to make every play count as they face one of the top defenses in points allowed. Justin Davis and the running back unit is the core of this offense, as the No.4 run defense in the country will test them heavily with linebackers T.J. Edwards, Vince Biegel, and Joe Schobert. Wisconsin allows only 97yds/game on the ground and can really swarm to the ball against an offensive line that has its share of injuries.
Cody Kessler will have to use his arm and big-time in receiver in JuJu Smith as safety Michael Caputo and the secondary allow only 169yds/game. Newly hired offensive coordinator Tee Martin will have to call a series of plays that allow the running game to open up and set up one-on-one coverage against these corners. If Kessler can keep Caputo on his heels and this secondary physically tired, USC will have a great night on offense. Davis and Jones II need to make linebackers miss, as they have the speed and cutting ability to break the game open early for the Trojans. USC will have to convert on third down successfully to keep drives alive, tire out the defense, and create better chances at scoring."