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Fifth Quarter Consensus: Mahalo for the win, Hawaii

Wisconsin at Hawaii

Kickoff: 10:30 p.m. CT

Location: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii

Weather Forecast: 73F, Partly Cloudy, Wind W at 3 mph


Radio: WIBA-AM 1310, WIBA-FM 101.5 and the Badgers Radio Network

Coverage: Our Wisconsin-Hawaii Game Page

The Consensus

Adam Hoge (10-1, +171): Wisconsin 38, Hawaii 31

Jake Harris (9-2, +146): Wisconsin 42, Hawaii 35

Adam Rittenberg, Wisconsin 38, Hawaii 27

The Reasoning

The Badgers have a lot to play for in this one, but Hawaii actually has more to play for. Barring a few unforseen circumstances, Wisconsin will likely be playing for an Ourback Bowl berth. Meanwhile at 5-6, the Warriors will be playing tosimply become bowl eligible. Hawaii has won four games in a row after an awful start to their season and it also happens to be Senior Day in Honolulu. This match-up has suddenly become one to feel a little nervous about.

Still, the Badgers are the better team and it's games like this one where their physicality really overmatches their mid-major opponent. UW's offensive line will overpower Hawaii's front seven and John Clay will be too much to handle. The Warriors will have a chance in this one and could win if the Badgers make a few critical mistakes -- which they have done on the road this season. This game will be closer than it should be, but Wisconsin will win and likely head to Tampa.

Who has the edge?

Offense: Wisconsin

Defense: Wisconsin

Special teams: Even

Coaching: Wisconsin

Intangibles: Hawaii