PASADENA, Calif. — Duck fans, and the entire Pac-12 Conference, breathed a sigh of relief when Oregon held on to a 28-27 win over Wisconsin. For a conference mired in mediocrity over the past few seasons, a Rose Bowl victory for the resurgent Pac-12 Conference was extra sweet. 

There isn't much that separates the No. 6 Oregon Ducks and No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers. Both schools have a rich history of producing elite running backs, both field top-notch defenses and both are vying for their fourth Rose Bowl victory.