To commemorate the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, Goodyear unveiled life-sized sculptures of the Wisconsin and Western Michigan mascots.
Blake McFarland, who is an artist and minor league pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays system, spent 300 hours and used 500 Goodyear tires to construct a Badger and Bronco. The rubber mascots stood 6 1/2 feet tall and included 750 pounds of tire rubber.
— Cotton Bowl Classic (@CottonBowlGame) December 29, 2016
No. 8 Wisconsin and No. 15 Western Michigan play Jan. 2 in the Cotton Bowl.