It started just like the first time the two teams met, but this time the ending was different. Wisconsin got out to an early lead, but then Michigan State starting playing like the better team. In the end this time though the Badgers were the ones who could smell the roses. Montee Ball played this game like there was no way he would let Michigan State walk out a champion. He finished the game with 4 touchdowns, and also scored the game winning score with 4:45 left in the game.
It looked real easy when the Badgers scored 21 points in the first quarter. The only problem was the Spartans made it look even easier scoring 22 points in the second quarter. I'm not sure why Michigan State decided to go for a two point conversion, but I have a feeling that might have come up in the halftime speech.
Going into half I really didn't feel like the Badgers had it in them. It seemed like they had been out played, and they were not going to recover from the 22 straight points. Yet in the third quarter the Badgers were the first to get on the score board. Wilson, who didn't play great but played well, hit Abberderis on a 42 yard touchdown. Michigan State would respond to make it an eight point game after three quarters.
The Badgers were going to need an awesome fourth quarter. Early in the quarter the Badgers cut the State lead to two points on a Ball touchdown. After that touchdown I was at a Christmas party for work, and I blew my knee out on the dance floor. I had to go to the ER, and would see the trophy presentation in room 15 at Fond du Lac's St. Agnes Hospital. So I had no clue the Badgers won till I got back to my room from X-rays to see the picture I found above on my crappy tube TV in my ER room. This might be a game I never forget for two reasons. The first one being the Badgers won the first ever Big Ten Title game. The second reason is I wrecked my knee doing a round house kick at my Christmas work party.
Next up should be the Rose Bowl, but according to the announcers Saturday night the Badgers won the Big 12 so who knows. The Badgers will play the Oregon Ducks in the Rose Bowl, and this will be no walk in the park. Both teams have great offensive teams, but lack on the defensive side of the ball. I guess it will come down to which defense can step it up. I really think this is going to be one of the better bowl games, because of the high power offensive match up. The only negative I have with this game is it will be played on a Monday at like 4:30 in the afternoon. I know a lot of people have off of work that day, but I don't so I find this really lame. College Football needs to figure out this crap, and make these post season games more accessible. For now it's so long Badger football, we will see you in a month on January 2nd out in Pasadena.