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COPY-Badgers finding focus prior to bowl game

The Citrus Bowl Stadium is home to two games this bowl season. The Russell Athletic Bowl is set for Saturday night when Louisville meets Miami. Of course on New Years Day, it's the Badgers versus South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl.

Wisconsin holds its second Florida practice on Friday. Head coach Gary Andersen is trying to balance getting his team focused for the game and letting them have a little fun while they're down here as well.

"It's a long grind throughout the football season and to have the opportunity to be here and playing in the Capital One Bowl," Andersen said. 

"It's a tremendous reward for the kids who wanted to be here. We plan on representing Wisconsin very well."

One of the keys for Wisconsin's success on New Years day will be controlling a very talented South Carolina defensive line, led by potential number-one pick Jadaveon Clowney.

"They're certainly as good as advertised, I can tell you that. Their D-line is really stout. Jadaveon Clowney is as good of a defensive player as I've seen on tape, and we have to be ready to step up to the challenge," Wisconsin running backs coach Thomas Hammock said.

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