Fourth Quarter Disaster

Disaster in Ann Arbor. Comfortably ahead heading to the fourth quarter, the Badgers allow 19 fourth-quarter points and, despite having a chance to tie the game with 13 seconds left, fall in a historical collapse in Michigan.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - It was a tale of two halves on Saturday and unfortunately for Wisconsin, the ending was not a happy one.

Michigan racked up 247 yards in the second half and scored 20-straight points, energizing the crowd and shocking Wisconsin in Ann Arbor.

Full Coverage from Badger Nation to come ...

First Half

First Quarter

3-0 Wisconsin

5 plays, 23 yards, 2:25 TOP, 9:03 remaining

FG Phil Welch 21 yards

Key Play: Safety Chris Maragos gave the Badger offense a second chance, forcing a fumble on Michigan QB Steve Threet at the UW 27.

6-0 Wisconsin

11 plays, 43 yards, 5:30 TOP, 1:18 remaining

FG Phil Welch 42 yards

Key Play: Bret Bielema that crafty coach. On fourth and one at the 34, Bielema send freshman Brad Nortman back to punt, but sent him running up under center acting like he was going to run a play. Nortman used a hard count, drawing Michigan offsides and giving UW a fresh set of downs.

Second Quarter

13-0 Wisconsin

4 plays, 60 yards, 1:51 TOP, 5:46 remaining

John Clay 5-yard run (Welch kick)

Key Play: In his first carry, freshman John Clay showed he was not intimated by the history of the Big House. Clay rumbled 46 yards through the right side of the line to put Wisconsin back in the (gasp!) red zone. He took all the guess work out of it, busting to the outside and diving across the goal line.

16-0 Wisconsin

4 plays, 3 yards, :53 TOP, 4:47 remaining

FG Phil Welch 41

Key Play: Evidently, Rich Rodriguez did not correct his team's fumble issues from two weeks ago. Freshman Devin Smith laid a hit on returned Morgan Trent that was easily recovered by Antonio Fenelus on Michigan's 24-yard line.

19-0 Wisconsin

6 plays, 16 yards, 1:05 TOP, :10 remaining

FG Phil Welch 52

Key Play: After missing an interception early, Shane Carter wasn't going to miss his opportunity to get involved in the turnover parade. Carter skied for a relatively easy pick that gave the Badgers decent field position again.

Second Half

Third Quarter

19-7 Wisconsin

14 plays, 80 yards, 4:30 TOP, 2:22 remaining

Kevin Koger 26 pass from Steven Threet (K.C. Lopata kick)

Key Play: Michigan actually looked like an offense for the first time on Saturday afternoon. Down 19, Rodriguez rolled the dice on fourth-and-one on his side of the field and connected on a run up the middle. Threet went 4-for-9 on the drive, hitting Koger who had beat Aubrey Pleasant across the middle.

Fourth Quarter

19-14 Wisconsin

10 plays, 85 yards, 3:02 TOP, 10:27 remaining

Brandon Minor 34 run (K.C. Lopata kick)

Key Play: And we have a football game. Minor ran right through a Wisconsin defense that was stopping everybody in the first half and, coupled with a missed tackle by Shane Carter, found the end zone.

20-19 Michigan

John Thompson 25-yard interception return (run failed)

Key Play: Wisconsin's wide receivers have cost the Badgers dearly. Kyle Jefferson couldn't haul in a slant pass and the ball went right into the hands of John Thompson, who had a convoy to the end zone.

27-19 Michigan

6 plays, 77 yards, 3:02 TOP, 5:11 remaining

Sam McGuffie 3-yard run (K.C. Lopata kick)

Key Play: The fourth-quarter nightmare continues for Wisconsin. On the first play after a UW punt, Steven Threet faked out the Badgers, running 53 yards down to the UW 15.

27-19 Michigan

6 plays, 77 yards, 3:02 TOP, 5:11 remaining

Sam McGuffie 3-yard run (K.C. Lopata kick)

Key Play: The fourth-quarter nightmare continues for Wisconsin. On the first play after a UW punt, Steven Threet faked out the Badgers, running 53 yards down to the UW 15.

27-25 Michigan

6 plays, 64 yards, 1:06 TOP, :13 remaining

David Gilreath 22-yard catch from Evridge (pass failed)


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