The Wisconsin Badgers got a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Aron Cruickshank and had the upper hand in the stat column as well as a 17-minute advantage in time of possession, yet found themselves falling to the Oregon Ducks 28-27 in the New Years Day Rose Bowl.
Four turnovers (three fumbles and one interception) and nine penalties allowed the Ducks to sneak out of Pasadena with a victory. Oregon turned those turnovers into 21 points.
The Badgers suffered their fourth straight Rose Bowl defeat. They couldn’t put together a late drive, nor could they get a late stop when they needed it most.
The Ducks captured their third straight Rose Bowl victory.
Jonathan Taylor and wide receiver Danny Davis both lost fumbles and punter Anthony Lotti fumbled [Read more…]