Outback Bowl

January 01, 1998

Wisconsin (8-4) vs. No. 12 Georgia (9-2)

Site: Tampa, Fla.

Time: 11 a.m. today


Line: Georgia by 8 1/2

Coaches: Barry Alvarez (49-40-4); Jim Donnan (14-8)

Outlook: The play of QB Mike Bobo, who threw 16 interceptions last season, has been the key to Georgia's resurgence. The senior is coming off a career-high 415-yard, four-touchdown performance in a 27-24 win over Georgia Tech. He completed a school-record 65 percent of his passes and threw for 2,751 yards and 19 touchdowns this season. WR Hines Ward (55 catches, 715 yards) is Bobo's favorite target and arguably the most

versatile player in the nation. Wisconsin's 8-4 record might look impressive, but critics say the Badgers had a soft schedule. They were 0-4 against ranked teams and inflated their win column against opponents with a combined 30-61 mark. Despite the questionable competition, Wisconsin possesses one of the most prolific TBs in the country in sophomore Ron Dayne. Despite being slowed by injuries this year, he ran for more than 1,400 yards and 15 touchdowns.

Pub Date: 1/01/98

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