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Oregon vs. Wisconsin

• Who: No. 5 Oregon (11-2), Pac-12 champ, vs. No. 10 Wisconsin (11-2), Big Ten champ

• When: 2:10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2

• Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif. (88,450 capacity/grass field)

• TV: ESPN, with Brent Musberger, Kirk Herbstreit and Erin Andrews

• Radio: ESPN Radio, with Dave Pasch, Chris Spielman and Tom Rinaldi; KXTG (750 AM), with Jerry Allen, Mike Jorgensen and Jay Allen

• UO storyline: Is the third time the charm for the Ducks, who have lost consecutive BCS games?

• Match-up: Wisconsin's size and skill, featuring quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Montee Ball, against Oregon's speed and skill with the likes of running back LaMichael James, QB Darron Thomas and versatile back-receiver-return man De'Anthony Thomas.

• Stats: Scoring offense - Oregon 46.2 points per game, Wisconsin 44.6; Total offense - Oregon 515.2 yards, Wisconsin 466.9; Scoring defense - Wisconsin 17.0 points, Oregon 23.6; Total defense - Wisconsin 293 yards, Oregon 381

• Stats that stick out: Oregon ranks 120th in the country in time of possession (25:03); Wisconsin is 22nd (31:58). … Oregon ranks 82nd in the country in pass defense (243.5 yards allowed per game); Wisconsin is third (155.0). … Wisconsin has given up 23 sacks to Oregon's 12.

• History: The Badgers are playing in their eighth Rose Bowl (they are 3-4), while the Ducks are making their sixth appearance (and are 1-4)

• Head-to-head: Wisconsin leads 3-1. Each team has won on its home field (Oregon prevailed 31-28 in 2001). Wisconsin beat the Ducks in 1977, 1978 and 2000 (27-23).

• Touchdown makers: Ball has 53 career TDs, James 52. … Wilson thrown a TD pass in 37 consecutive games, and Thomas has done so in 25 straight games. They rank 1-2 in the country in that category.

• James' last hurrah?: Oregon's Rose Bowl press release reads, 'In what could be his final appearance in an Oregon uniform …' -and James could be moving on to the NFL after the game, as has long been speculated. He has enjoyed a record-setting career, and he stands 77 rushing yards shy of 5,000. Only Herschel Walker (5,259) and Garrett Wolfe (5,164) have more yards in three seasons of college football.

• Quote: 'I think with a couple of (defensive) stops, our offense will really do well, putting pressure on their defense, scoring-wise,' UO linebacker Michael Clay says. 'We get a couple of stops and go ahead, they'll have to go away from what they know what to do, and it'll work in our advantage.'

-Jason Vondersmith