Badgers fall in Rose Bowl 21-19Wisconsin Sports
TCU linebacker Tank Carder blocked a two-point conversion try, giving the Horned Frogs a 21-19 Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin Saturday.
PASEDENA - TCU linebacker Tank Carder blocked a two-point conversion try, giving the Horned Frogs a 21-19 Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin Saturday.
TCU finished 13-0 -- it's first unbeaten season since winning the national title in 1938.
Wisconsin had a chance to tie after Montee Ball scored a touchdown from four yards out with two minutes to go. The blocked pass ended Wisconsin's season with an 11-2 record. The Badgers won the statistical battle, but not the one on the scoreboard. Wisconsin pounded one of the nation's best defenses for 226 rushing yards. The Badgers outgained TCU 385 total yards to 301 and controlled the ball for 36 and a half minutes, to just 23 for the Frogs.
It didn't matter. When Wisconsin's on-side kick attempt failed, the Badgers' fate was sealed. John Clay got Wisconsin's other touchdown on a short run in the first half.
The loss completed a nightmare day for the Big Ten Conference in bowls where they lost all five games by a combined score of 204-102.