The Wisconsin Badgers found themselves in an insta-shootout in the first quarter of the 2012 Rose Bowl, sacrificing an 80-yard scoring drive after opening the game with a touchdown of their own. Giving the rock to Montee Ball seemed like a good idea in response, and it was!
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A 42-yard run featuring a gruesome stiff arm (see below!) was followed by a 30-yard reception from Russell Wilson, and we've got ourselves quite a Ball game already.
With the ball at the five, Wilson was able to take a bootleg into a wide, wide field of green (how wide? See below!), trotting in for the touchdown to make it 14-7, Wisconsin. That's the second seven-play scoring drive of the day for UW so far. We're on to something here, folks.
For more on the Rose Bowl, visit Wisconsin blog Bucky's 5th Quarter and Oregon blog Addicted to Quack, plus Pac-12 blog Pacific Takes and Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire.