BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. They came. They ate. They conquered. Again.
For the second consecutive year, Wisconsin's football team devoured its opponent not literally, thankfully on Friday night at the Lawry's Beef Bowl, an annual tradition between the two teams competing in the Rose Bowl. Much like years past, the carnivore carnage was colossal.
According to official scorers, Wisconsin's bulky bunch belied up and ate 619 pounds of prime rib as a team to edge Stanford, which ate 602 pounds of meat. Unlike the odds for this year's Rose Bowl, Wisconsin entered the Beef Bowl at Lawry's Prime Rib Restaurant as a considerable favorite.
Last year, Wisconsin put away Oregon by eating 723 pounds of prime rib compared to the Ducks' 612 pounds. In 2010, TCU edged Wisconsin 670-650.
You can call Wisconsin the princes of prime rib or the masters of meat. But recent history suggests the Badgers' reign may not necessarily translate to a victory on the football field.
In the past two years, Wisc...