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Utah State's Josh Thompson missed a 37-yard field goal with seconds remaining, allowing Wisconsin to hold on for a 16-14 victory Saturday night.
Thompson missed the kick wide right, preserving a win for the Badgers (2-1).
Trailing 14-3 at halftime, the Badgers got an 82-yard punt return from Kenzel Doe to begin their comeback. Montee Ball shook off a rough night to score the go-ahead touchdown on a 17-yard run late in the third quarter.
Ball carried 37 times for 139 yards and the decisive score despite getting stuffed behind an offensive line that has struggled to open holes for him in the first three games of the season.
Utah State (2-1) built its first-half lead on a pair of touchdown passes from Chuckie Keeton, who was 18 of 34 for 181 yards.
Wisconsin was coming off a loss at Oregon State that led to an abrupt coaching staff shake-up.
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Down 14-3 in the third quarter, Wisconsin’s Kenzel Doe returns a Utah State punt 82 yards for a much needed Touchdown.
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Wisconsin escaped with a 16-14 victory against Utah State at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday night. The Badgers fought back from a 14-3 halftime deficit to win their 17th straight home game and improve to 2-1 this season, but plenty of alarming issues emerged along the way.
Handing out grades for the Badgers' third game of the season:
Passing offense: D
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None of Wisconsin's first three games have been decided by more than five points. That trend continued on Saturday, when Wisconsin escaped with a 16-14 victory against Utah State. It took a missed field goal by the Aggies with six seconds remaining for...
It took a surprising punt return, switch at quarterback and a wide-right missed field goal for the Wisconsin Badgers to hold off the Utah State Aggies by the score of 16-14.
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MADISON- The Wisconsin Badgers may have not got what they wanted, but they did get what they needed- a win. Bucky made sure to take it to the edge once again at Camp Randall before ultimately pulling it out late.
Utah State’s Josh Thompson missed a 37-yard field goal wide right with seconds remaining in the game as Wisconsin escaped with a 16-14 win Saturday night.
Camp Randall Stadium was devoid of energy, especially with Wisconsin's offense again in a funk and trailing by 11 midway through the third quarter. With Kenzel Doe's 82-yard punt return for a touchdown, the Badgers found the needed spark, scoring 13 unanswered to beat Utah State, 16-14.