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USC-Wisconsin Holiday Bowl Preview & Prediction from Mark Rogers TV

The Big Ten won three of five games vs the Pac 12 during the regular season. The two conferences go back at it three more times during postseason play. MarkRogersTV sizes up USC speed vs Badger muscle in the Holiday Bowl.

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From "Keys to a Holiday Bowl victory"

"Hold The Run To The Minimum
After allowing Christian McCaffrey to rush for 207 yards in the Pac-12 game on 32 carries, the Trojans will face a running back duo a lot bigger and stronger than McCaffrey. Dare Ogunbowale leads Wisconsin's backs with 769yds and seven touchdowns, mainly due to his strong running ability. Dare keeps his legs moving through contact, which makes it hard for one to bring him down on the first try. He can use his strength to run through defenders or his speed to outrun them, as his longest run has been 35 yards.

His partner in running is freshman tailback Taiwan Deal, who punishes defenders with his 6'1 220lbs frame. On 115 carries, Deal has run for 495 yards and six scores to contribute to the powerful running game of the Badgers. Second team All-Big Ten senior tackle, Tyler Marz and a hungry offensive line will lead Wisconsin's running game. The Badgers average 148.1yds/game on the ground and will look to increase that average against a Trojan defense that allows 147 yds/game. USC's linebackers will have to play lights out, swarming to the ball and closing off gaps against a big Wisconsin line. Antwaun Woods and the defensive line will need to execute their stunts and get to the running back to maintain the drives."