While it isn’t in the top tier of marquee games this bowl season, The 2017 Cotton Bowl will still provide one of the more intriguing matchups with (No. 8) Wisconsin playing (No.12) Western Michigan at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game will kickoff the January 2 festivities at 1:00 P.M EST and feature an under the radar Badger squad and the only remaining undefeated team not named Alabama in the WMU Broncos. The MAC conference member is led by fourth-year head coach P.J. Fleck. Fleck, just 36-years-old, is a likely candidate for vacant Power 5 conference head coaching jobs once the season concludes. Capping off the season with one more win will undoubtedly draw the attention of athletic directors, especially considering the unblemished record.
Wisconsin is no cupcake however, despite their collapse against Penn State in the Big Ten Championship Game. Like WMU, Wisconsin emphasizes ball control by running the football at a heavy dose. The Broncos rank fourth in the nation while the Badgers are first. If you’re a fan of tough, hard hitting football, this is the game to watch.
Date: Monday, January 2, 2017
Stadium: AT&T Stadium
Location: Arlington, Texas
Teams: (8) Wisconsin vs. (12) Western Michigan
Time: 1:00 P.M. EST/ 10 A.M. PST
Admission tickets can be found at ticketmaster.com and stubhub.com. Currently, the cheapest tickets are going for as low as $10 a piece in the upper bowls. Buy yours now before prices rise and it’s too late!