Vols & Badgers Inhale 5,000 Lbs. of Food At Dinner

Crikey! The guys from Tennessee and Wisconsin sure can put away the Bloomin’ Onions:

Bloomin' Onion Outback

The NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN serves up the news of the Volunteers & Badgers chowing down before facing each other on New Year’s Day in the Outback Bowl. The sponsoring steakhouse set up a welcoming meal on Wednesday for the two teams in Tampa.

When the plates were cleared, 5,500 pounds of food were working their way through the digestive systems of the boys from Knoxville & Madison.

Among the amounts gorged upon were 750 pounds of steak & chicken, 900 ribs, 700 Caesar salads, 1,300 slices of chocolate cake, 85 gallons of BBQ sauce - and the piece de resistance, 950 Bloomin’ Onions.

Bucky Badger Pepto Bismol Smokey Tennessee mascot

Hope the Tampa-area Walgreens had enough Pepto-Bismol in stock for the morning after.