Cotton Bowl: Wisconsin Badgers square up against undefeated Western Michigan Broncos

Cotton Bowl: Wisconsin Badgers square up against undefeated Western Michigan Broncos

Cotton Bowl: Wisconsin Badgers square up against undefeated Western Michigan Broncos

In addition to his interception, he had 10 tackles, including four solo. The Badgers then lost back-to-back tough games at MI and in overtime to Ohio State, then won six straight to claim the Big Ten West title.

Houston and Wisconsin's other quarterback, freshman Alex Hornibrook, combined for only 14 pass attempts. "So it's something that we really emphasize this week because we know we have to do that to win".

Davis, who finished with six catches for 73 yards, added an 11-yard touchdown on fourth down to cap off another 16-play drive late in the fourth quarter, but the Broncos weren't able to get the ball back to try to force overtime.

"He was big today", Chryst said.

"A lot of high effort, I guess, plays", safety Leo Musso said on December 29 when asked about what's made this team create more takeaways. That opened up space for Fumagalli to work.

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But they didn't see a team anything like Wisconsin. "He's big, he's skilled". Western Michigan Broncos draw.

Western Michigan's turnover was rare for both team and quarterback.

Western's Michigan's best drive of the first half included two plays that were reviewed and reversed. The Broncos, however, fumbled three times, recovering each of them. Two of those picks came against OH in the MAC championship game.

The Western Michigan Broncos have won only one bowl game in the history of the program, but they'll be seeking win number two on one of the nation's biggest stages. Hampton made it a one-score game when he connected on a 27-yard field goal to cut Wisconsin's lead to 17-10, becoming the Mid-American Conference's all-time leader in single-season scoring. Unfortunately it proved to be not quite enough as Wisconsin downed the Broncos 24-16 and ended their bid at a ideal 14-0 season.

The loss ended a storybook season for the Broncos (13-1) and their 36-year-old coach, P.J. Fleck. "I love where I'm at, period", Fleck said. "We're in a storm right now and it's pretty bad". That was it. Got to give T.J. a lot of credit.

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The Betting odds at MyBookie sportsbook are: Wisconsin -9½ (EV) and the total set at 52½ (-110) against Western Michigan. The Broncos had averaged 497 in going 13-0 this season. Helping those drives were nine plays of 20 yards or more (the most this season), many of those plays coming on the ground.

Early in the second quarter, Terrell and his offense began a drive that ate up nearly nine minutes of clock and ended when Terrell took a snap and ran a bootleg into the end zone.

RUSHING-W. Michigan, Bogan 16-58, Franklin 7-53, Terrell 7-14, Moton 0-0, (Team) 1-(minus 2).

PASSING-W. Michigan, Terrell 16-28-1-157.

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