Bulldogs Throw UW the Winning Bones

A gritty performance by both the offensive and defensive units help spoil the 'Biggest Game in the Valley,' as the Badgers go into Fresno State and make the Bulldogs pay for missed opportunities, beating No.21 Fresno State 13-10.

FRESNO, Cali. - The Wisconsin A.D. went 5-0-1 in California and captured three Rose Bowls. Tonight, head coach Bret Bielema gets his first crack at the Golden State. Follow along with Badger Nation, live from Northern California.

First Half

First Quarter

7-0 Wisconsin

3 plays, 27 yards, 1:16 TOP, :48 remaining

Garrett Graham two-yard pass from Allan Evridge (Phil Welch kick)

Key Play: On a three-and-long pass attempt, big Matt Shaughnessy was able to deflect the pass attempt high into the air. The ball eventually found its way into the hands of senior linebacker DeAndre Levy and the Badgers had prime field position at the Fresno 27

Second Quarter

10-0 Wisconsin

12 plays, 49 yards, 5:07 TOP, 6:21 remaining

FG Phil Welch 38

Key Play: A 10-yard holding penalty on John Moffitt seemed to stall UW's drive. Evridge was able to put UW back in field goal range with a 14 yard catch-and-run to Maurice Moore.

Second Half

Third Quarter

10-7 Wisconsin

4 plays, 77 yards, 2:01 TOP, 10:26 remaining

Devon Wylie 47 yard catch from Tom Brandstater (Kevin Goessling kick)

Key Play: It was nothing special that Fresno State did after Bandstater connected with Goessling as what Wisconsin did not do. Simply horrible tackling effort by Casillas and Valai allowed Wylie to go the distance.

13-7 Wisconsin

6 plays, 17 yards, 2:19 TOP, 3:28 remaining

FG Welch 23

Key Play: A huge mistake by Fresno State has wiped away all its momentum. On a Nortman punt, the pigskin bounced once before it knocked into an unsuspecting Bulldog, as UW recovered on Fresno State's 24.

13-10 Wisconsin

9 plays, 65 yards, 3:02 TOP, :15 remaining

FG Gossling 33

Key Play: The key to the drive was a play that went for zero yards. Replays clearly showed that Wisconsin forced a fumble and would have been in prime position deep in Fresno territory. However, the WAC officiating crew 'overturned' the play and bailed out the Bulldogs. A couple plays later, Matthews turned a screen pass into a 61-yard gain inside the Wisconsin 10.

Fourth Quarter

No Scoring


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