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UW Football: McEvoy To See Former Team, Badgers Seniors Seek Bowl Win


Madison (WQOW) -- Wisconsin's senior class is looking for its first bowl win, while sophomore Tanner McEvoy is looking forward to seeing some former South Carolina teammates. 

McEvoy spent one season at South Carolina as a redshirt before he transferred to an Arizona junior college.   After that, McEvoy came to Wisconsin expecting to compete for the starting quarterback job, but when Joel Stave won that competition, McEvoy was shifted to safety.

When spring practice begins, McEvoy will be back in the QB mix, but for now, he's a safety, and with Dezman Southward dealing with a wrist injury, McEvoy might see a lot more playing time.

McEvoy is looking forward to competing against some of his former teammates.

"I mean we still stay in touch," McEvoy says, "most of their starters were the guys in my class. So, I know it's going to be a fun time down there. We played in the Capital One Bowl when I was there. So, I know what Orlando's like. It's a great place to play. The quarterback, I still talk to now and then, Connor [Shaw]. Obviously, their starting receiver was my roommate when I was there. So, it's going to be a fun week."

When Wisconsin plays South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl, it'll be the final game for one of the most successful senior classes in Badgers history.

This group has been a part of 39 over the past four seasons.  They've won 23 conference games, and three Big Ten titles.  Despite all that success, this group has never been part of a bowl win.

"I haven't won a bowl game since I've been here," says Wisconsin senior running back James White, "most of the guys came in the year before me won against Miami. I want to go out and end my season with a victory."

"We have a really talented senior class that's had a lot of wins the past four or five years," says Wisconsin senior defensive tackle Beau Allen, "but we've kind of failed to get it done in the postseason and we know that so we want to go out on top so we don't want to leave anything out there on the field."

You can watch the Badgers battle South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl on WXOW.  Kickoff is set for 12 noon, January 1.  We'll also have a pregame show, that'll air at 6:30 P.M., on New Year's Eve.


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