Orlando, FL (WQOW) -- The Wisconsin football team hopes the first day of the new year brings with it the team's final win of the season.
The Badgers and Gamecocks have been in Capital One Bowl preparation mode for weeks. On Tuesday's press conference, the sense was that both head coaches are more than ready to get to the game.
Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen says the Badgers will be ready for Wednesday's game.
"They're excited about the opportunity to compete one more time together. But is this different than the rest of the season or any other games that we've played? No, I wouldn't say that. But it's nice to see that they've carried themselves in the same business-like manner the other 12 games that they've played to this point because I felt like every time we came out of the tunnel, they were well prepared. Have we won them all? No. But we've played some pretty good teams and fared pretty well."
There was some injury news to come out of Tuesday's press conference. South Carolina's starting fullback Connor McLaurin injured an ankle at practice on Monday. With backup Jordan Diaz already injured, it's next man up time for the Gamecocks.
"Garrison Gist, a walk-on kid, is now the starting fullback. He's our man right now," says South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier. "We're trying to straighten him out this morning. We were watching the tape of yesterday's practice and he was going the wrong way a couple times. But I think he played about three plays against Coastal [Carolina], and that's about all he's played all year. But he'll be the starter tomorrow."
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