Wisconsin beat Miami 35-3 in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Five thoughts and analysis of the win, and what it all means.
5. The Wisconsin offensive line played angry
It wasn’t warm out, but it wasn’t all that bad for New York City in late December. But still, it was cold for Miami, and it was just fine for the Badger offensive line that got rolling from the first drive and didn’t stop.
Yes, the Hurricane defensive front is great. Yes, it’s amazing at getting into the backfield. No, it hadn’t dealt with anything like the Wisconsin front five since the opener against LSU.
Miami is still looking for the truck that ran over its front four.
The Badgers had a backup quarterback in Jack Coan stepping in for Alex Hornibrook, and the game hinged on the veteran line full of all-stars and NFL talent to take over.
333 rushing yards later, and it wasn’t Miami’s day.
From the start, Jonathan Taylor looked and played fresh, the line opened huge holes, and the game was over five minutes in.
This was the line that was supposed to dominate the 2018 season, and while it might have been a bit late to get it rumbling, this was the game for this group.