This isn't the sexiest Rose Bowl matchup in history, but there will be more than a few compelling storylines and events played out on New Year's Day at 5 p.m. ET.
The Wisconsin Badgers will be looking to prove that they deserve to represent the Big Ten. In a year without NCAA sanctions running rampant in the conference, the Big Ten might otherwise be represented by Ohio State or even Penn State.
The Stanford Cardinal will want to finish strong in a season that could have seen them playing for national championship with a few more breaks.
Stanford is deservedly the five-point favorite, per OddsShark.com, but the Badgers' dominating performance in the Big Ten championship game against Nebraska has created some doubt.
While we can't be certain of all the details surrounding this year's game, which will be nationally televised on ESPN, there are some things we're destined to see when the Badgers and Cardinal clash...