After a second half collapse in the Big Ten Championship game, the Wisconsin defense did a number on Western Michigan’s high-flying offense and the Badgers pulled out a 24-16 win over the Broncos in the Cotton Bowl on Monday afternoon.
The eighth ranked Badgers finished their season at 11-3, winning their third straight bowl game and second in a row under Paul Chryst. Number-14 Western Michigan saw their perfect season come to an end, falling to 13-1.
Senior Bart Houston got the start at quarterback and completed 11 of 12 passes for 159 yards. His only incompletion came when tight end Troy Fumagali dropped a pass in the end zone. But Fumagali made up for it, catching six passes for 83 yards and a touchdown from Alex Hornibrook. Fumagali was named the games most outstanding offensive player. [Read more…]