Uncharacteristic mistakes cost Badgers a Rose Bowl win, extending Wisconsin's Rose Bowl losing streakBy Simon Farber | Jan. 6, 2020
They really should have won.
They really should have won.
For a class of seniors and team that has achieved so much, it’s tough to watch the 2019-20’ Badgers fall short of putting the ultimate icing on the cake and coming away with a win in the Rose Bowl. The script that was followed was familiar for Wisconsin, and one that spelled trouble for them earlier in the season as well.
It’s New Year’s Eve, which means we’re just one day away from the 106th edition of the Rose Bowl Game between the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers (10-3, 7-3 Big Ten) and the No. 6 Oregon Ducks (11-2, 8-1 Pac-12).
On December 2nd, 2018, just over a year ago, Wisconsin had been announced as participants in the Pinstripe Bowl following a disappointing 7-5 regular season.
A week after the Badgers got a crack at the Golden Gophers after last years drubbing, Wisconsin had another shot for redemption, but this time against the Buckeyes with a Big Ten title on the line.
We have already seen this matchup. Chase Young was dominant with six tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles and on the offensive end the Wisconsin defense had no answer for JK Dobbins who torched them for 163 yards and two touchdowns on the ground along with 58 receiving yards to add.
Quintez Cephus made sure to make the most of Axe week and the matchup against rival Minnesota.
On Oct. 26, the Wisconsin Badgers posed no more of a threat to the Ohio State Buckeyes than any other team on the Buckeyes’ schedule to that point, and the Badgers got romped to a 38-7 final.
A year ago, around this time, Jack Coan wasn’t under center yet.
Bring on all the boat-related puns and all the different ways that they can sink.
After months of anticipation, a long summer of training, and 13 weeks of the season, that’s all that remains in deciding the winner of the 2019 Big Ten West: one game.
P.J. Fleck ended his post-game press conference earlier in the day with the words “Boiler Up,” but the Minnesota Golden Gophers would receive no favors from Purdue on Saturday.
Wisconsin’s last home game of the season vs Purdue is a must-win game for the Badgers, as is every game for the rest of the season if they want a chance to beat out Minnesota for the Big Ten West
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the Badgers have one team in particular to be thankful for as the holiday approaches: the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Minnesota’s undefeated season ended just as they crossed the biggest obstacle to playing at Lucas Oil Stadium in December for the Big Ten Championship.
In the No. 14 Wisconsin Badgers’ 37-21 victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the Badger offense looked like it finally started to modernize.
Purdue is facing an uphill battle against the Badgers this Saturday, but if it can get huge games out of its key edge rushers, Wisconsin may be given a run for its money.
A day before the Badgers take the field, they make a trip out to the American Family Children’s Hospital. Student-athletes make the trip every Friday as part of the Badger Fridays program in which they give back to the community.
Jonathan Taylor must love when the Cornhuskers come up on the schedule.
Another week, another trophy matchup in the Big Ten West as No. 14 Wisconsin (4-2 Big Ten, 7-2 overall) faces off with Nebraska (2-4 Big Ten, 4-5 overall) Saturday in the sixth edition of the battle for the Freedom Trophy.