Wisconsin is 10-1 and just needs a win this Saturday against 7-4 Northwestern to assure itself a share of its first Big Ten title since 1999. And depending on how two other conference games shake out, the Badgers could feel quite flowery by game’s end.
UW’s game starts at 2:30 CT, with co-Big Ten leaders Ohio State and Michigan State playing at 11. If the Badgers win, a Spartans loss gives the Badgers the conference’s automatic BCS berth to the Rose Bowl, while a Buckeye upset at the hands of Michigan sends MSU to Pasadena. If all three teams win out and finish 11-1, 6-1 in conference play, the highest-ranked squad in the BCS — almost certainly Wisconsin — gets the bid.
The results of the other two games will be featured on the Camp Randall scoreboard, so there’s no keeping the Badgers from knowing exactly what could be on the line during their game.
“We’re not going to ask the scoreboard people to keep it off the board, so it just kind of comes as it is,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said. “I think the part that’s nice for us all going into this week is we’re already in a situation where if we just handle our business, take care of what we’re supposed to, whatever happens on Saturday outside of Camp Randall is in other people’s hands. We’ll just handle our own.”
A Rose Bowl bid for the Badgers would be awesome. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!