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Joel Stave's stumble led to one of college football's strangest finishes.
His team trailing by 2, the Wisconsin quarterback tried to take a knee at the center of the field to set up a potential winning field goal against Arizona State Saturday night.
Stave stumbled as he tried to kneel after being clipped by one of his linemen and plopped the ball on the 15-yard line, causing confusion on both sides of the ball.
Arizona State's players jumped on the ball, thinking it was a fumble, but the officials ruled it down.
Realizing the clock was still running, Wisconsin tried to get a final play off, but ran out of time.
Arizona State won 32-30 and both sides were still confused long after it was over.
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The ending to Arizona State's 32-30 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday night was downright bizarre.
With the ball in field goal range, no timeouts left and time winding down, Badgers QB Joel Stave centered the ball and took a knee, assuming he'd have time for a clock-killing spike on the next play. Only there was no next play.
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In one of the more bizzare finishes in recent college football history, the Arizona State Sun Devils hung on for a 32-30 Victory over No. 20 ranked Wisconsin Saturday night in Tempe.
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Wisconsin was in position for a potential game-winning field goal, needing only to move the ball to the middle of the field.
But as quarterback Joel Stave tried to kneel, he ran into one of his offensive linemen and set the ball on the ground.
The ensuing confusion ended up costing the 20th-ranked Badgers the game.
Wisconsin lost precious seconds after Stave's confusing kneel...
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TEMPE, Ariz. -- After the Pac-12's reprimand of officials for mishandling the end of Arizona State's 32-30 win over Wisconsin on Saturday, Arizona State coach Todd Graham on Monday defended his team's win.
"I'm proud of our guys and how they played, and they deserved to win," Graham said. "I firmly believe the best team won that game."
TEMPE, Ariz. -- When Arizona State's players and coach Todd Graham arrived for the postgame press conference Saturday night, no one seemed entirely certain what had happened at the end of their 32-30 win over No. 20 Wisconsin.
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Wisconsin football fans are used to their share of close-game heartbreak in recent years, and they can add another epic defeat to the list following Saturday night's stunning 32-30 loss against Arizona State.
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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Pac-12 Conference has reprimanded the officials in Saturday night's game between Wisconsin and Arizona State for their actions in the bizarre closing seconds.
The Pac-12 said the officials did not act with enough urgency or properly administer the end of game situation when Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave awkwardly took a knee and the clock ran out on...
The Pac-12 Conference has reprimanded the officials in Saturday night’s game between Wisconsin and Arizona State for their actions in the bizarre closing seconds.
The Pac-12 said the officials did not act with enough urgency or properly administer the end of game situation when Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave awkwardly took a knee and the clock ran out on the Badgers in the...
MADISON, Wis. -- In the aftermath of the most controversial loss this college football season, all Gary Andersen could stress was accountability. Nothing would change Wisconsin's 32-30 defeat against Arizona State on Saturday night, but somebody in charge needed to acknowledge referees botched the game's final sequence to provide at least a small measure of closure.
Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen spoke with the media Tuesday morning on the Big Ten's weekly coaches teleconference. Predictably, Andersen was not asked a single question about Wisconsin's upcoming game against Purdue.
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Wisconsin lost to Arizona State on Saturday night 32-30 after a controversial ending went against them. The Badgers converted a 3rd and 3 on a 6-yard pass and their receiver stepped out of bounds with 18 seconds left. Wisconsin had the ball at the ASU 13 with no timeouts left. Quarterback Joel Stave was instructed […]
The fallout from the end of Saturday’s affair between Arizona State and Wisconsin continued earlier this afternoon, when Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott made an announcement regarding punishments for the officials working the game. Sports Illustrated’s Stewart Mandel tweeted out the news – we’ll have specifics for you once they’re released.
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