Wisconsin plans on using all three running backs for Rose BowlWisconsin Sports
-- The Wisconsin football team plans to use all three of its running backs against TCU in Saturday’s Rose Bowl.
LOS ANGELES - The Wisconsin football team plans to use all three of its running backs against TCU in Saturday’s Rose Bowl.
Position coach John Settle is not sure how many carries each player will get but quote, “Things have stayed status quo.” That means sophomore Montee Ball remains the starter, followed by freshman James White and junior John Clay.
Clay had been the starter until he strained an MCL ligament in his left knee in early November. He returned for the regular season finale against Northwestern, but he only had four carries for seven yards in that game.
Clay did not use his protective brace at practice yesterday, opting instead for a protective sleeve. Settle said Clay looked fresh and ready to go. Settle says each of the three tailbacks have different strengths that can be used in various situations against TCU.
The Badgers are 12th in the nation in rushing yards per game with just over 247. The TCU defense is third against the run, giving up 89 yards per contest.