Found December 31, 2011 on Boston Herald Sports:
PLAYERS: Montee Ball
TEAMS: Wisconsin Badgers
LOS ANGELES -- Russell Wilson did not believe it. During workouts last summer, Wisconsin running back Montee Ball...

Ultimate Rose Bowl Preview Guide: Oregon vs. Wisconsin

The 98th Rose Bowl takes place tomorrow at 2 pm PT. Should be a shootout, and as good a college football game as any you’ll see this year. Lots of points- the over/under (again just for recreational purposes) is 72. And the passer rating record will likely fall in this game too. (More on that here) So here’s everything you need to know about the “Grand Daddy of them All,...

Oregon analyzes Wisconsin's underrated 'O'

LOS ANGELES If you're a college football fan, you've probably heard by now that Oregon posts points at a pace matched only by those fiddling with a joystick on a video-game screen. Even as the wave of spread offense teams grows across the country, the Ducks stand out with a tempo envied by most that simply cannot emulate their scheme. But while Oregon unquestionably serves...

Ball, James could move from Rose Bowl to NFL

LOS ANGELES -- The natural inclination is to pigeonhole Montee Ball and LaMichael James as nothing more than products of systems that suit the specific styles of each football player. The problem with such conjecture, however, is that it does a great disservice to each running back's actual all-around talent. Yes, Ball is a bruising 5-foot-11, 210-pound bowling ball for Wisconsin...

Chryst Has Experience With Multiple Backs

In 2010 at Wisconsin, Paul Chryst had a future NFL player in John Clay, the 2010 Big Ten Freshman of the Year in James White, and a future Heisman finalist in Montee Ball. It may have been a logjam, but one of the things Chryst has shown is taking this logjam and making all players involved productive. He did the same this year, though roles were a bit reversed.

Rose Bowl Keys To The Game: 94 years, Zero Roses!

Oregon Ducks football blogger Travis Koehler points out the Ducks have not won a Rose Bowl since 1917. The Wisconin Badgers behind Badgers running back Montee Ball, a Heisman Trophy finalist and needs one touchdown to tie Barry Sanders (39) for the all-time single-season record, stands in their way. Oregon has its own former Heisman finalist at running back in LaMichael James.

The 2012 Running Backs, Er, Rose Bowl

While Stanford-Oklahoma State could be coined the Quarterbacks Bowl and LSU-Alabama the Defense Bowl, the 2012 Rose Bowl matchup between Wisconsin's Montee Ball and Oregon's LaMichael James might turn out to be the 2012 Running Backs Bowl.

Rose Bowl Preview: #10 Wisconsin Can and Will Hang With #5 Oregon

          For the second consecutive year, the Wisconsin Badgers find themselves representing the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl. However, this time around, they get a Pac-12 powerhouse in Oregon instead of a pesky TCU squad who proved to be too much in an upset in Pasadena. The battle between the Badgers (11-2) and Ducks (11-2) is one of the most intriguing match-ups of the bowl...

Keys to the game: Oregon versus Wisconsin in The Granddaddy of Them All

Oregon has to win one of these, this year, now. Another loss would cement the can't-beat-elite-teams/extra-time-to-prepare reputation. While it's amazing to see Oregon football rise from 0-0 ties to three straight conference titles and Top Ten rankings, to get this far and fail again, it starts to become frustrating. For one, the future is at stake. A win establishes the...

Scouting the Rose Bowl: Oregon vs Wisconsin

The biggest knock on Oregon during the most successful period of their programs history has been the inability to defeat physical teams from the east. LSU, Auburn, and Ohio State have beaten them in recent years by over powering them on the line of scrimmage. Enter Wisconsin. The Badgers are the definition of a smash mouth team that likes to run between the tackles behind running...

Oregon-Wisconsin Rose Bowl Preview

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The war for the roses will be decided on Jan. 2, when the Pac-12 Champion Oregon Ducks take on the champions of the Big-10, Wisconsin Badgers. Both teams are coming off their conferences inaugural championship games after both conferences went through the expansion process. Entering the game both teams have an 11-2 record and rank in the nation’s top -5...

Russell Wilson Should Break Passer Rating Record in Rose Bowl

Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson will enter the 98th Rose Bowl game with a passer rating of 191.6. I bring this up because Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III just finished the 2011 season (including the wild Alamo Bowl win) with a pass efficiency of 189.5, which broke the FBS (previously known as college football Division-1A) single season record formerly held by Hawaii’s Colt...

2012 Rose Bowl

Rose Bowl Preview:  Wisconsin vs Oregon Grasp this.  Oregon and Wisconsin are two of 12 teams since 1996 to score at least 80 touchdowns in a season.  In a season!  Now Oregon has done it twice along with Oklahoma.  Take your seat folks, please fasten your safety belts as this one could be a fast paced game that gives you a thrill ride like you have not seen in years.  The...
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