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Champs Sports Bowl: Miami takes on Wisconsin

A victory against the Badgers, who are in their second straight Champs Sports Bowl, would give the Hurricanes their first 10-win season since 2003.

December 29, 2009
  • Quarterback Jacoby Harris has brought Miami's offense back to life this season.
Quarterback Jacoby Harris has brought Miami's offense back to life… (Fernando Medina / US Presswire )

MIAMI (9-3) VS. WISCONSIN (9-3)

* Kickoff: Tonight, 5 PST, Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla.

* TV: ESPN.

* About Miami: This was a breakout year for sophomore quarterback Jacory Harris, who threw for 3,164 yards and 23 touchdowns, but was intercepted 17 times. With a victory, the Hurricanes will lock up their first 10-win season since 2003.

* About Wisconsin: The Badgers won four of their last five games but suffered a humbling two-point loss at Northwestern on Nov. 21 that stood out more. Sophomore John Clay leads Wisconsin's attack with 1,396 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns.

* Previous meetings: Miami leads the series, 2-1.

* Worth noting: This is Wisconsin's second straight appearance in the Champs Sports Bowl.

* Prediction: Miami 28, Wisconsin 21.

-- Orlando Sentinel

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