Wisconsin's Third Straight Rose Bowl Comes Up All ThornsPASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The way Wisconsin's season played out, a third consecutive Rose Bowl loss fit right in. The unranked Badgers were beaten 20-14 by No. 8 Stanford on Tuesday, another thorn in a season full of them.
Three overtime losses. Coach Bret Bielema quitting to go to Arkansas. Star running back Montee Ball attacked and left with a concussion in August. Even the one-game return of Barry Alvarez, who won three Rose Bowls while reviving Wisconsin's program, couldn't turn things around.
New coach Gary Andersen got a close-up view of what needs fixing from his position on the sideline.
The Badgers (8-6) failed to avenge tight losses the last two years in Pasadena. This time, they got shut out in the second half as the first five-loss team to reach the Rose Bowl.
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