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Duke’s Mayo Bowl: a six-pack of prop bets

The Badgers are set to take on Wake Forest on Wednesday morning, and here are some fun prop bets for us to discuss and keep an eye on for the game.

Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Big Ten football Photo by Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Alright, the 2020 bowl season is upon us. With that in mind, we at B5Q decided it might be a little fun to look at some prop bets for the Badgers upcoming bowl game against Wake Forest.

With the game being put on by Duke’s Mayo and 2020 being wacky as hell already, why not. Without further ado, here is a six-pack of prop bets to keep an eye out for on Wednesday.

#1: Did you know that Jake Ferguson is the grandson of Barry Alvarez?!?!?!?

Ok, but seriously this has been brought up in each telecast this season at some point or another. Now the major question will be WHEN it will happen. This has been a running joke for some time, and it has reached the same status as Jonathan Taylor used to run track in high school. Put in your votes below...


When will "Barry Alvarez’s grandson" first be mentioned or shown in the broadcast?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    During the pregame
    (54 votes)
  • 45%
    First seven and a half minutes of Q1
    (82 votes)
  • 12%
    Latter portion of Q1
    (23 votes)
  • 10%
    Quarter two
    (19 votes)
  • 1%
    Quarter three
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Quarter four
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Not at all
    (1 vote)
181 votes total Vote Now

#2: Did you know that Garrett Groshek used to play quarterback?

After Garrett Groshek had a huge game against Minnesota, there is a solid chance that the broadcast crew is going to do some digging on him. Wisconsin fans have heard about GG being a former high school quarterback on multiple occasions, as well as the fact that he recently was married in the off-season. But did you know that he cut his mullet now too? Let’s look at which of these facts will pop up during the broadcast.


What unique fact will the broadcast bring up about Garrett Groshek?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    HS quarterback only
    (28 votes)
  • 5%
    Married in the off-season only
    (9 votes)
  • 7%
    Haircut change (with pictures)
    (12 votes)
  • 52%
    Two of the three are mentioned
    (83 votes)
  • 15%
    All three are mentioned
    (25 votes)
157 votes total Vote Now
Navy Midshipmen v Wake Forest Demon Deacons Photo by Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images

#3: Which former Wake Forest graduate will be mentioned first?

Wake Forest is a fairly small private school, but they have had some very memorable alumni. Let’s take a guess at which former Demon Deacon is called out first.


Which Wake Forest alumnus is referenced or makes an appearance first?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Chris Paul
    (39 votes)
  • 26%
    Tim Duncan
    (40 votes)
  • 18%
    Arnold Palmer
    (29 votes)
  • 1%
    Curtis Strange
    (2 votes)
  • 5%
    Billy Packer
    (9 votes)
  • 6%
    Brian Piccolo
    (10 votes)
  • 15%
    None are mentioned
    (24 votes)
153 votes total Vote Now

#4: How many mayo puns occur in the broadcast?

There’s a good chance that the broadcast crew really lathers it on thick in this one. With such a unique sponsor, there is bound to be a pun or two thrown in there, especially with Marty Smith slated to be on the sidelines.


How many mayo puns pop up in the game?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    (8 votes)
  • 39%
    1 or 2
    (59 votes)
  • 30%
    3 or 4
    (46 votes)
  • 24%
    (36 votes)
149 votes total Vote Now
New Era Pinstripe Bowl - Miami v Wisconsin Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

#5: What type of clothing will Paul Chryst wear to cover his torso?

Lets be honest, this is always the biggest question heading into any bowl game since Paul Chryst has taken over as head coach. Paul usually goes with a crew neck, but sometimes he’s feeling a little crazy and goes with the hoodie. Will it be a bowl specific sweatshirt? Will he go totally off the grid and throw everyone off with a quarter zip? Ahh the possibilities.


What will Paul Chryst wear?

This poll is closed

  • 46%
    Bowl sponsored crewneck
    (74 votes)
  • 16%
    UW crewneck without bowl emblem
    (26 votes)
  • 18%
    Bowl sponsored hooded sweatshirt
    (30 votes)
  • 13%
    UW hooded sweatshirt without bowl emblem
    (22 votes)
  • 3%
    Quarter zip of any kind
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    None of the above
    (1 vote)
158 votes total Vote Now
Los Angeles Rams v Carolina Panthers Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images

#6: Will Chris Orr or Natrell Jamerson be in attendance?

While no fans will be allowed at the Duke’s Mayo Bowl in Charlotte, N.C., surely an allowance would be made for two former Badgers, who now play for the Carolina Panthers, to watch the game from a safe distance, right? Or at least one of them?


Will Orr or Jamerson be at the game?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Chris Orr
    (27 votes)
  • 0%
    Natrell Jamerson
    (1 vote)
  • 42%
    (66 votes)
  • 39%
    (61 votes)
155 votes total Vote Now