Wisconsin Offense vs. Florida State Defense
Running backs P.J. Hill (236 pounds) and John Clay (237 pounds) are at their best pounding the ball between the tackles. They are no-nonsense runners who hit the hole quickly, and they're tough to bring down when they get into the open field. Hill and Clay both benefit from running behind a big, physical offensive line that has a substantial size advantage over the Seminoles' front four. The average weight along Wisconsin's starting offensive line is 319 pounds, while the average weight along Florida State's defensive line is 263 pounds. However, look for the Seminoles' quickness at defensive tackle to give Wisconsin problems. Kendrick Stewart, Budd Thacker, Justin Mincey and Paul Griffin all can shoot gaps. Their ability to penetrate should force the Badgers' big backs to bounce more runs outside, and although both Hill and Clay are fast for their size, they lack ideal lateral mobility.