Found December 07, 2011 on
Crystal Ball Run:
Wisconsin's Bret Bielema probably enjoyed that great Big Ten Championship game for about 24 hours.
The reality probably hit that his big and bullying Badgers would have to face Oregon's flashy and athletic Oregon in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2.
But that makes for a great matchup, especially if you like scoring. The Rose Bowl features two of the nation's top rushing offenses.
Oregon is fifth at 295.7 yards per game, and has the game's best running back in LaMichael James. The Badgers prefer the rushing style of Montee Ball, the nation's fourth leading rusher. Ball benefits from a humongous offensive line that wears down defenses.
The Ducks enter the Rose Bowl trying to erase the reputation of not being able to win a big bowl game. Oregon is 1-2 in BCS bowls with the last win coming in the 2002 Rose Bowl. Oregon has developed a reputation as not being able to beat a top-level opponent following a long layoff.
The Badgers don't get many opportunities to pla...
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Wisconsin running back Montee Ball is one of five players invited to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony Saturday. The junior leads the country with 1,759 rushing yards and 32 rushing touchdowns. Even though his numbers are stellar, he says his vote would go to Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. “I’d vote for [...]
MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball compiled one of the more remarkable seasons in recent college football history, and the Heisman Trophy trust took notice on Monday night.
Ball was named one of five finalists for the Heisman Trophy award, given to the most outstanding player in college football, along with Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, Stanford quarterback...
Wisconsin junior running back Montee Ball said shortly after finding out that he’s a Heisman Trophy finalist that he’ll seek an opinion from the NFL draft advisory board about whether scouts think he’s ready to go pro. Ball told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that if he’s projected as a first- or second-round pick, he’ll go…
The best player in college football this season doesn't play games on Saturdays in the Greatest Conference in World History known as the SEC. He isn't the robo-quarterback with the perfect form and future No. 1 draft pick tag in Palo Alto, Calif. He isn't the playmaking quarterback in Waco, Texas, who has become the darling of a nation.
No, the best player in college...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Alabama's Trent Richardson has won the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back.
The announcement was made during the College Football Awards show at Disney World. Oregon's LaMichael James and Wisconsin's Montee Ball were the other finalists. James won the award last year.
Richardson is the first Alabama player to win the...
What do you get when you mix in a little Luck with an RG3 and a Honey Badger while having a Ball with a guy name Trent?
The Heisman Trophy finalists of 2011.
With the Heisman voting upon us and the winner to be announced Saturday night at the Downtown Athletic Club in Lower Manhattan, let’s take a look at the five worthy candidates who will be in New York, plus the snub of...
The addition of transfer quarterback Russell Wilson and blossoming of running back Montee Ball has transformed what was a very good Wisconsin Badgers offense into the most prolific unit in school history.
This season, the Badgers have scored touchdowns on 61 of their 70 trips to the redzone (.871), including a perfect 5-of-5 in the Big Ten Championship win over...
For all but Army and Navy the regular season is over folks. That's it. We've reached the end of the 2011 college football twelve game schedule. Folks are setting up for going bowling, teams are shopping for head coaches, recruiting is now becoming the topic du jour and other people are just figuring out what they can tweak to improve in 2012.
In The Bleachers Ballot...
It's time for the 2012 Rose Bowl between the Oregon Ducks and the Wisconsin Badgers. The matchup in the Rose Bowl - a game between two top-10 teams and each of which was mentioned in preseason national title talk - is highly thought of. Power vs. Speed. Should be a classic. LaMichael James vs. Montee Ball for all the roses.
Wisconsin's Montee Ball, Baylor's Robert Griffin III, Stanford's Andrew Luck, LSU's Tyrann Mathieu and Alabama's Trent Richardson are the 2011 Heisman Trophy finalists.