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UW Preps For Balanced South Carolina Attack

Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland
Wisconsin linebacker Brendan Kelly Wisconsin linebacker Brendan Kelly

Madison (WQOW) -- It will be a short holiday break for the Wisconsin football team. The Badgers depart for Orlando on Christmas day.

When the team arrives in Florida, they will continue to prepare for a balanced South Carolina offense. The Gamecocks rank 30th nationally in rushing and 49th in passing. The team is led by quarterback Connor Shaw, who has been one of most efficient passers in college football. This season, he's thrown 21 touchdowns and just one interception.

"Shaw is a real savvy type football player," says senior linebacker Brendan Kelly. "He's very intelligent. He's always trying to find his niche in the game. It's little things that make him different from a regular quarterback."

Adds senior linebacker Chris Borland: "He's a dual-threat quarterback. He extends a lot of plays and has a lot of confidence so, I think we can do some things with our scheme, but more so it'll be guys playing fundamentally: not letting him out of the pass rush lanes and containing him when he does try to scramble."

The Badgers and Gamecocks meet New Years Day in the Capital One Bowl. The game can be seen on WQOW-18, with kickoff at noon.
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