Rose Bowl, TCU Vs. Wisconsin: Horned Frogs Win The Granddaddy, 21-19

The first mid-major team to play in a Rose Bowl in the BCS era is going home victorious: TCU has defeated Wisconsin, 21-19, in a game destined for the college football pantheon.

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2011 Rose Bowl, TCU Vs. Wisconsin: Horned Frogs 21, Badgers 19 (FINAL)

Either the defenses are adjusting to Pacific time in the fourth quarter of the 2011 Rose Bowl, or the offenses are finally running out of juice after barreling about largely unchecked for 45 minutes.

Three scoreless possessions go by, and with7:32 remaining in the game, Wisconsin gets the ball at their own 17-yard line. John Clay takes the bulk of carries, and just under five minutes later Montee Ball comes back in for a four-yard touchdown punch. This is about where all hell breaks loose.

Scott Tolzien attempts a two-point conversion pass to Jacob Pedersen, but Tank Carder is there first for TCU. He swats the ball away, and it's as good as over.

Brent Musberger intones, "Welcome back to one of the most important onside kicks in the history of the Rose Bowl," but the Horned Frogs' Bart Johnson comes up with the short ball, and Wisconsin has just one remaining timeout. TCU runs time off the clock; Andy Dalton takes two knees, and the first mid-major team to play in the Rose Bowl is going home victorious. Final score from Pasadena: TCU 21, Wisconsin 19.

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2011 Rose Bowl, TCU Vs. Wisconsin: Third Quarter Slouches To A Close

The remainder of the third quarter of the 2011 Rose Bowl hardly lives up to the action-packed first few minutes. A sack on Scott Tolzien on third down stifles Wisconsin's first possession. An incomplete pass by Andy Dalton slows TCU's roll on their second series. It's TCU's punt downing that provides the only real entertainment of the period, with a hopping series of lobs pinning Wisconsin at the Badgers' three-yard line. Scott Tolzien and Montee Ball can't get their team too far out of the endzone, and a punt hands the Horned Frogs delightfully favorable field position, at their own 38. A 13-yard rush from Waymon James runs the clock out on the third quarter in Pasadena, where the Horned Frogs lead the Badgers, 21-13.

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2011 Rose Bowl, TCU Vs. Wisconsin: Horned Frogs Open Second Half With Handful Of Huge Plays

The third quarter of the 2011 Rose Bowl is underway, and right off the bat the Horned Frogs are back to their high-flying ways of the first period. A 15-yard penalty on second down moves TCU from deep in their own territory to near midfield. Ed Wesley catches a monster 33-yard pass from Andy Dalton two plays later, and the play after that, Jimmy Young hauls in an 11-yarder. Matthew Tucker gets 13 yards on a ground carry on the next snap, and in just over a minute, the Horned Frogs have traveled from their own 42 to Wisconsin's 1-yard line with three plays. Luke Shivers rams in the one-yard score, and with 12:24 remaining in the third quarter, the Horned Frogs lead the Badgers, 21-13.

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2011 Rose Bowl, TCU Vs. Wisconsin: Horned Frogs Hold Lead In Sleepy Second Quarter

The second quarter of the 2011 Rose Bowl starts out with a whimper that's a sharp contrast to the bangs and clangs of the first period. We rejoin the action in Pasadena with a Wisconsin drive that takes almost six full minutes off the clock and ends with Philip Welch missing a 39-yard field goal attempt. TCU posts a rare three-and-out, and the Badgers take over for a drive that will consume the remaining seven minutes of the first half. The possession is highlighted by a fake punt on 4th-and-9 that's completely telegraphed but sees Brad Nortman gain 11 yards to keep the series alive, and beyond that it's the Montee Ball and Scott Tolzien show once again, with erstwhile Heisman hopeful John Clay seeing only limited touches in his second game since returning from riding the injury bench. TCU's defense stands up a little stiffer once the Badgers cross midfield, and after two one-yard rushes and a short pass, Philip Welch is sent out for a 37-yard field goal attempt. Wisconsin's latest score will take us through to halftime, with the Horned Frogs leading the Badgers, 14-13 in Pasadena.

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2011 Rose Bowl, TCU Vs. Wisconsin: Defense Cheerfully Eschewed

Neither of these well-regarded defenses in the 2011 Rose Bowl appears particularly inclined to play defense at this juncture. Jeremy Kerley returns the Badgers' post-score kickoff 35 yards, and the Horned Frogs set up at their own 43 with just over three minutes remaining in the first quarter. A first-down rush by Ed Wesley goes for one useless yard, but on 2nd-and-9 Andy Dalton hits Josh Boyce across the left hash for a 44-yard gain. Dalton runs for eight more yards on two touches himself, and on 3rd-and-2 scrambles left for a four-yard touchdown. With 1:18 remaining in the first quarter, the Horned Frogs regain the lead, 14-10. David Gilreath runs TCU's kickoff back 15 yards; Montee Ball gains five more on first down for the Badgers, and that'll take us to the end of the first quarter in Pasadena.

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2011 Rose Bowl, TCU Vs. Wisconsin: Two More Lead Trades Leave Badgers Up 10-7

The Horned Frogs' storied war-machine offense takes the field for their first possession of the 2011 Rose Bowl, and Ginger Avenger Andy Dalton gets to work, either passing or rushing himself on every single play of what ends up being a three and a half-minute scoring drive. With 6:55 remaining in the first quarter, Dalton connects with Bart Johnson for a 23-yard touchdown, and TCU takes a 7-3 lead.

Not to be outdone, Wisconsin's offense takes less than three minutes to complete an answering scoring drive of their own. Montee Ball and Scott Tolzien alternate rushing and mid-range passing duties, and in six plays, John Clay barrels into the endzone on a one-yard touchdown punch, returning the 10-7 lead to the Badgers with 3:46 remaining in the first quarter.

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2011 Rose Bowl, TCU Vs. Wisconsin: Badgers Strike First, Lead 3-0

We're underway at the Granddaddy of Them All, the 2011 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, on a sunny afternoon under streaky skies. Rose Bowl Parade Grand Marshal Miz Paula Deen trots out with the coin, with the camera selfishly cutting away before she can be shown winging bricks of cream cheese into the crowd. TCU wins the toss, and the game is afoot.

Right away, the Horned Frogs' vaunted defense appears to take one on the chin. Wisconsin's Montee Ball runs right on first down for a good 40 yards ... and after a brief celebration, the play is called back on a false start by the improbably-named Nick Toon. Five straight rushes and one incomplete Scott Tolzien pass later, Philip Welch boots a 30-yard field goal through the uprights. With 10:43 remaining in the first quarter, No. 5 Wisconsin leads No. 3 TCU, 3-0.

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