Friday, January 02, 2015

Badgers snap bowl losing streak, down Auburn in OT

LEFT: Wisconsin Badgers interim head coach Barry Alvarez blows a chewing gum bubble as his team warms-up before the Outback Bowl against the Auburn Tigers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.  RIGHT: Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Joel Stave (2) throws a touchdown pass in the first quarter.

Wisconsin Badgers running back Corey Clement is tackled by Auburn Tigers defensive back Jermaine Whitehead (35) and linebacker Cassanova McKinzy (8) as he enters the end zone on a touchdown catch in the first quarter.

Wisconsin Badgers running back Corey Clement (6) is pushed out of bounds by Auburn Tigers defensive back Jonathan Jones on a 43-yard first down carry in the first quarter.

Wisconsin Badgers safety Michael Caputo, top, and cornerback Peniel Jean combine to stop Auburn Tigers wide receiver Quan Bray (4) for a loss of two yards on a pass play in the first quarter.

 Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon (25) and wide receiver Kenzel Doe (3) watch as training staff tend to injured offensive lineman Dan Voltz, on ground, in the first quarter. Voltz left the game with a fractured leg.

 Auburn Tigers defensive back Trovon Reed (25) celebrates with teammates after his interception of a Wisconsin Badgers pass in the second quarter.

 Auburn Tigers wide receiver Ricardo Louis (5) makes a deep touchdown catch past Wisconsin Badgers cornerback Sojourn Shelton (8) and safety Lubern Figaro (31) in the second quarter.




 Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall (14) and wide receiver Ricardo Louis (5) are welcomed to the bench by head coach Gus Malzahn, center, after they connected on a deep touchdown pass in the second quarter.

 Auburn Tigers linebacker Cassanova McKinzy (8) celebrates his stop of Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon (25) on a four yard carry in the second quarter.



 Auburn Tigers linebacker Anthony Swain (43) and defensive back Jermaine Whitehead, center, celebrate Whitehead's second quarter interception.

 Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Joe Schobert (58) is stiff-armed by Auburn Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall in the second quarter.

Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Joel Stave is sacked by Auburn Tigers linebacker Kris Frost, left, late in the second quarter. 


 Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Vince Biegel (47) celebrates his stop for a loss of Auburn Tigers running back Cameron Artis-Payne, background, in the third quarter.

 Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon (25) heads to the end zone on a 53-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.


Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon (25) hits the pylon, stiff-arming Auburn Tigers defensive back Jermaine Whitehead (35) on a 53-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.


Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon (25) runs the ball after a bobbled handoff from quarterback Joel Stave, background, in the fourth quarter.

 On a key fourth down pass play, Wisconsin Badgers tight end Sam Arneson (49) is tackled by Auburn Tigers defensive back Jermaine Whitehead and linebacker Cassanova McKinzy (8) after picking up a first down late in the fourth quarter.

Wisconsin Badgers interim head coach Barry Alvarez reacts to a call late in the second half. 

Wisconsin Badgers holder Drew Meyer (90) and place kicker Rafael Gaglianone, right, celebrate a field goal, tying the game at 31-31 late in the fourth quarter, sending the Outback Bowl to overtime.



Auburn Tigers place kicker Daniel Carlson (38) reacts to his missed field goal attempt in overtime.

 Wisconsin Badgers offensive lineman Ray Ball (71) and teammates rush the field to celebrate their victory after a missed Auburn field goal attempt in overtime.



Wisconsin Badgers players lift interim head coach Barry Alvarez onto their shoulders while celebrating their win. 

Wisconsin Badgers interim head coach Barry Alvarez and running back Melvin Gordon embrace after the team's win.

Wisconsin Badgers interim head coach Barry Alvarez walks off the field, acknowledging fans, after his team's win.
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