Wisconsin Football: 3 Reasons Badgers Are Bound to Overachieve in 2013

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Wisconsin Football: 3 Reasons Badgers Are Bound to Overachieve in 2013
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It's not often that you see a Rose Bowl team finish the season 8-6, but that's exactly what happened with Wisconsin football in 2012.

Thanks to some bizarre circumstances, the Badgers backed into the B1G Championship Game with a .500 conference record and torched Nebraska for 70 points, winning the conference title and earning a trip to Pasadena.

While Wisconsin lost its third consecutive Rose Bowl, it held its own and fared far better than anyone could have expected. That's become a staple of this Badger football team—when people count them out, they are more than willing to prove them wrong.

That appears to be exactly what's happening in 2013. Everyone is handing the conference title to Ohio State, and with the losses of Montee Ball and Bret Bielema, Wisconsin isn't expected to do any better than it did last season.

But we're here to tell you that won't be the case—here are three reasons why the Badgers are bound to overachieve next season.

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