The Big Ten Conference continues to make a statement.
After getting shutout in the College Football Playoff despite three teams ranked in the Top 10, the conference continued its impressive streak as it improved to 7-0 during the bowl season thanks to No. 6 Wisconsin’s dominating 34-24 victory over No. 10 Miami on the Hurricanes’ home field.
Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook threw four touchdown passes, three to Danny Davis, as the Badgers capped off the winningest season in school history Saturday night in the Orange Bowl. The sophomore quarterback completed 23 of 34 passes for 258 yards and also recorded just his second-career four-touchdown game.
Jonathan Taylor also chipped in as the freshman ran for 130 yards on 26 carries for the Badgers (13-1), who rallied from an early 14-3 deficit. The freshman sensation finished the year with an FBS-freshman-record of 1,977 yards on the season.
The Badgers dominated time of possession as they held the ball for nearly 40 minutes compared to just 20 minutes for Miami.
When Miami did have the ball, the Hurricanes turned the ball over as starting quarterback Malik Rosier finished the game completing just 11 of 26 passes for 203 yards and three interceptions (Ryan Connelly, Andrew Van Ginkel, Derrick Tindal).