Lucas At Large: Oregon 28, Wisconsin 27 - Rose Bowl

Here's what Wisconsin Badgers radio analyst and senior writer Mike Lucas had to say about Wisconsin's 28-27 loss to Oregon in the Rose Bowl on Wednesday evening.

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"No greater frustration than when a team dominates most statistical categories to the degree that it controlled long stretches of the game save for frequently the most impactful barometer of success and failure: turnovers and penalities. All such mistakes are magnified"

"Whether settling for FG or missing one, squandered scoring opportunities usually come back to haunt teams in one possession outcomes. Should be talking instead about Aron Cruickshank impacting the game with KO returns and how Quintez Cephus won so many jump balls in secondary"

"Noah Burks’ play stood out leaving impression he may be ready to take next step/baton from Zack Baun, most recent link in chain of productive OLBs. Replacing heart & soul of the defense (Baun & indefatigable Chris Orr) will be challenging. Bodes well that rest of the unit returns"

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