Time runs out on Wisconsin in 45-38 Rose Bowl loss

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 02, 2012
In a season of last-second stunners, Wisconsin ran out of time to try one of its own. The ninth-ranked Badgers lost to No. 6 Oregon 45-38 on Monday, with the game ending on a final-play review that went against them, just as it did in a loss at Michigan State that spoiled their undefeated start to the season. With 2 seconds remaining, the Badgers needed more time to set up a desperation play. But superstar quarterback Russell Wilson took too long to spike the ball, and his team was left standing around waiting while the referees checked to see if the clock had indeed run out. It had, ending a season that came up a few plays short and dashing the Badgers' hopes of avenging last year's three-point loss to TCU in the Rose Bowl. ''I'm kind of tired of tears of sadness,'' coach Bret Bielema said. ''I wanted to come out here and experience tears of joy.'' The Badgers and the Ducks hooked up in a high-powered offensive duel that produced 83 points, the most combined scoring in the 98-year history of the game. But Wisconsin fumbled away a chance to tie it in the closing minutes, leaving the Badgers a frustrated bunch once again. They were blowing through the opposition, looking like a serious national title contender, until losing consecutive road games to Michigan State and Ohio State in the closing seconds. Then the Badgers rallied in the fourth quarter of the Big Ten title game to beat Michigan State and earn their fifth trip to Pasadena since 1994. They held five leads against the Ducks, who caught up every time before dealing Wisconsin a third agonizing loss. ''It just makes it that much more gut-wrenching,'' Bielema said. On the game's final play, Wilson knew he had little time to get the ball off. ''As soon as the referee blew the whistle, I snapped it and spiked it,'' he said. ''I didn't think there was any way that two full seconds ran off the clock there. It would have been nice to have a chance there. Obviously, with one second left, I think we could have capitalized there.''
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
The Worst: NFL Week 2
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Marlins’ Dee Gordon emotional after lead-off HR

Patrice Bergeron’s worries go away with Brad Marchand’s contract signed

Report: Gabbert in danger of losing starting job to Kaepernick

John Fox won't commit to Cutler as starter when healthy

Report: Austin Sefarian-Jenkins claimed by Jets off waivers

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Dez Bryant to undergo MRI after suffering knee injury

Report: Adrian Peterson determined to play again in 2016

Report: McDaniels plans to leave Pats, pursue head-coaching job

Report: Cam Newton feels good, ankle not a problem

Palmer's death brings heartfelt statements from Woods, Obama

Paul Pierce announces he will retire after upcoming season

Kevin Garnett's unique career proves anything is possible

Jose Fernandez joins tragic list of premature departures

15 greatest calls of Vin Scully's career

Week 4 in college football as explained by Queen

The good, bad, and ugly from Week 3 in the NFL season

Chris Bosh deserved more than our jokes and underappreciation

LeBron supports Kaepernick but will stand for national anthem

Ben McAdoo: Odell Beckham needs to control his emotions more

Saban rips LSU for firing Miles in middle of season

Box Score: 9/26 - Ratings, Cosell, kitties and stadium names

Ten biggest winners and losers from NFL Week 3

WATCH: What are the best WR-CB rivalries of all-time?

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Kevin Garnett's unique NBA career proves anything is possible

Jose Fernandez joins tragic list of premature departures

Week 4 in college football as explained by Queen

The good, bad, and ugly from Week 3 in the NFL season

Where does Landon Donovan's return rank?

WATCH: What are the best WR-CB rivalries of all-time?

Bill Belichick may be forced to get hilariously creative to fill his quarterback slot

Five sports stadiums that should be renamed

WNBA playoffs head into second round after single eliminations

CFB Crash Course: Week 4 - No ranking is safe

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker