Mike Lucas offers his thoughts on Wisconsin's 35-3 win over Miami in the Pinstripe Bowl.
"‘Must win’ was uttered several times by players who understood gravity of finishing on high note. Dominating an opponent that owned all the variables (revenge) was a statement even in an off Broadway production (lesser bowl) esp beating Miami at its own game: suffocating defense"
"Defense may revolve around secondary in ‘19 given returning skill/number of different starters/combinations utilized. Zack Baun & Chris Orr will be catalysts in Front 7. Loudermilk, Williams & Henningson will benefit from seasoning under fire. Rand’s return would be another plus"
"UM-UW postscript: Jonathan Taylor had a Dayne-like presence on bowl from the respect JT23 commanded (by wearing down the defense with each carry) to the positive impact that he had on the outcome and everyone around him including Jack Coan who was cast in the role of Mike Samuel"