Tide vs Wisconsin 2015 in Dallas. Strength schedule big in coming playoffs. Other sec teams take note
— Brent Beaird (@brentbeaird) March 20, 2013
While we cannot know everything regarding future events, there are a few things we will know about the 2015 college football season for sure. First, Alabama may not be the defending national champions, but they will be in the mix. Second, they will no longer be competing for a spot in a BCS national title game, but instead to earn a bid to a four-team playoff to try to win it all.
Third, the committee selecting the four teams to compete for the Coaches’ Trophy are going to be looking closely at the strength of schedules of not only the Tide, but also a Big Ten team trying to get to the zenith Bama is currently atop.
The Wisconsin Badgers, who have earned three consecutive invites to the Rose Bowl, but have lost them all — and by less than a touchdown in each.
Thus, the two programs have scheduled a non-conference battle to be waged in the 100,000-plus seat Dallas Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The game, of course, will not be Bama’s first showcase against a B1G squad. The program opened its 2012-13 title-winning season with a 41-14 beat-down of then-No. 8 Michigan.
Of course, the entire SEC will be expecting more of the same.
Big Ten fans will simply be looking for a far better performance out of one of its most recently dominant programs. However, what they, as well as Sconnie Nation, should be feeling is excited. This game will be giving the Badgers a chance to show that it is ready to compete at the highest of levels. With running back James White carrying the load and quarterback Joel Stave primed to break into the mainstream, a win in The House that Jerry Built would immediately vault Wisco into the playoff picture.
And that is the only thing any competitor can ask for.