18 – 2008 Champs Sports Bowl: Florida State 42, UW 13 | College Sports | Lacrossetribune.com – La Crosse Tribune

Dec 22, 2021 23 min ago 0

JOHN MANIACI, STATE JOURNAL ARCHIVES The only thing worse than going back to Orlando for the third time in four seasons was a trip there for a third-tier bowl. This is the only time the Badgers and Seminoles have played, so there’s that. But this was a disappointing way to end a bummer season and the Badgers ended up playing like they didn’t want to be there.

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JOHN MANIACI, STATE JOURNAL ARCHIVES