Sunday, January 02, 2011

Rose Bowl: Game Day

The big day. Wisconsin falls to TCU, 21-19.

Wisconsin fan Ryan Mulcahy, second left, of Minneapolis, throws during a game of beer bong with friends near the Rose Bowl before the BCS game between Wisconsin and TCU in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011.

Four Navy Super Hornets fly over the Rose Bowl stadium at the end of the national anthem before Wisconsin took on TCU in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011.

Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball (28) breaks loose on a 40-yard run in the first quarter.

Wisconsin Badgers defensive tackle J.J. Watt (99) gets jammed up by TCU Horned Frogs offensive tackle Marcus Cannon (61) in the first quarter.

Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Scott Tolzien (16) throws a completed pass to Wisconsin Badgers tight end Lance Kendricks (84).

Wisconsin Badgers running back John Clay (32) scores a touchdown on a 1-yard run against TCU in the first quarter.

Wisconsin Badgers running back James White (20) runs the ball against TCU in the second quarter.

Wisconsin Badgers cornerback Devin Smith (10) gets the foot of TCU Horned Frogs wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (85) in the second quarter.

Wisconsin Badgers punter Brad Nortman (98) flies upfield for a first down on a fake punt past TCU's Curtis Clay (2) blocked by Wisconsin's Ethan Hemer (87) in the second quarter.

The second half didn't get any easier for Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Mike Taylor (53), cornerback Niles Brinkley (29), and cornerback Jay Valai (2) can't get a hand on TCU Horned Frogs running back Ed Wesley (34) in the third quarter.

The UW Marching Band watches as TCU Horned Frogs cornerback Greg McCoy (7) defends Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Nick Toon (1) in the third quarter. Toon dropped the ball upon hitting the ground and the pass was ruled incomplete.

Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Scott Tolzien (16) is sacked for a loss of 8 yards by TCU Horned Frogs linebacker Tank Carder (43) in the third quarter. The sack resulted in fourth down and 14.

Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Scott Tolzien (16) hands off to Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball (28) in the third quarter.

Wisconsin Badgers cornerback Niles Brinkley (29) and cornerback Devin Smith (10) can't get to TCU Horned Frogs wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (85) in the fourth quarter.

Wisconsin Badgers defensive tackle J.J. Watt (99) dives after TCU Horned Frogs running back Matthew Tucker (29) in the fourth quarter.

Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball (28) dives for the end zone on 4-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter. The touchdown brought the score to 21-19 TCU, and a two point conversion attempt afterward failed.

TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Andy Dalton (14) and linebacker Tank Carder (43) admire the the game trophy after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers in the Rose Bowl game.

Surrounded by TCU celebration, Wisconsin Badgers defensive tackle J.J. Watt (99) walks off the field after Wisconsin lost to TCU.

Wisconsin Badgers defensive tackle J.J. Watt (99) and cornerback Devin Smith (10) walk off the field after losing to TCU.
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