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Wisconsin-Arizona State ending a total mess (Video)

Wisconsin lost to Arizona State on Saturday night 32-30 after a controversial ending went against them.

The Badgers converted a 3rd and 3 on a 6-yard pass and their receiver stepped out of bounds with 18 seconds left. Wisconsin had the ball at the ASU 13 with no timeouts left. Quarterback Joel Stave was instructed to center the ball from the right hash to the middle of the field to set the Badgers up for a potential winning field goal. However, Stave was unable to properly execute the play. He looked like he was going to kneel down, but he bumped into one of his lineman and then placed the football on the ground. Perhaps Wisconsin intended to spike the ball to stop the clock and set up for the field goal, but time ran out before they could snap the ball for the next play.

There were a few questionable decisions by the referees on the play. For one, Stave may have kneeled down and they may have missed that.

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Wisconsin Coach Joe Rudolph Picks His Nose and Eats It (Animated)

If you have been watching the Rose Bowl attentively like the good college football fans you are, you may have noticed something special amidst the shootout in progress.  We’re not talking about Oregon’s chrome helmets — although those are pretty awesome.  This particular piece of excitement came in the form of a coach picking his nose.  Maybe we shouldn’t say he ate it, because eating has a specific definition that goes along with it.  However, he did put his finger in his mouth after it was in his nose.  Check out this hilarious animation of Wisconsin coach Joe Rudolph that Gifulmination passed along:

Damn cameras. Can’t a man pick his nose without being caught on national television?  What do you want him to do, wipe it on someone?  If you ask me Rudolph did the mature thing there.  Sometimes you have stuff up there that can’t be blown out.  When that happens, you can either consume or wipe. There’s just not enough time for the roll and flick in the middle of the most important game of the year.

Video: Michigan State Hail Mary Beats Wisconsin 37-31

Michigan State beat Wisconsin 37-31 in East Lansing Saturday night thanks to a successful Hail Mary on the last play of the game. Kirk Cousins bombed a pass into the end zone that ended up caught by Keith Nichol who pushed his way to a touchdown. The play was ruled down at the one initially, but after it was reviewed, the Spartans were awarded the touchdown. Here is a video of the miracle play:

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Mission Get Attention Worked Perfectly for Wisconsin Against Indiana

Wisconsin turned heads on Saturday putting up 83 points against Indiana at Camp Randall Stadium. The 83 points was the most a Division I team had scored all season, and it was more than the basketball team had scored in all but three of its games last year. Minnesota coach Tim Brewster had called Wisconsin coach Bret Bielama out earlier in the year for running up the score but this time Indiana coach Bill Lynch did not outwardly object. Maybe it’s because he understood why Bielama did it. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t feel like teams need mercy.

Normally I can’t stand seeing teams run up the score against opponents, but I know exactly why Wisconsin did it and it makes sense. They were ranked 6th in the AP Poll, 5th in the USA Today poll, and 7th in the BCS. They honestly feel like a forgotten team in the BCS race, and they’re not even a glamorous team in their conference — Ohio State is. But with the 83-20 win over Indiana, they grabbed everyone’s attention and made a statement: we can do whatever we want on the field, including scoring touchdowns on 10 of 12 possessions and field goals on the other two.

Wisconsin had a purpose on Saturday and that was to gain attention. It just so happens Indiana was the victim. The BCS computers don’t really factor score and margin of victory into their computations, but human voters and BCS bowl officials had to have noticed the 83 points the Badgers threw up. How could you not?

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Morry Gash