In 2003, one of the greatest games in the history of Wisconsin football was played, and hardly anyone seems to remember it. The Badgers defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes 17-10 that wet and windy night in October, ending Ohio State’s 19-game winning streak, and most UW students don’t even know it happened.
It doesn’t seem like it has been that long, only five years since the Buckeyes came in ranked No. 3 in the nation as the defending national champs, and faced a Badger team ranked No. 23.
But in football years, especially student-athlete football years, five years is a long time. Players come and go a the blink of an eye, and the fans sitting in Camp Randall Stadium have to constantly learn new players.
So on the fifth-year anniversary of Wisconsin’s upset win over the Buckeyes, as Wisconsin looks toward this weekend’s Big Ten home opener against OSU, it seems fitting to look back at how it all happened. But be warned, this is not your typical Cinderella story. It was a game full of drama, scandal, sloppy conditions and bad weather.
The Badgers had started off the season 5-1 overall, with a 2-0 record in the Big Ten. Ohio State came in with a 5-0 record and appeared ready to continue its 19-game winning streak. But things didn’t seem to be heading OSU’s way as soon as the team got off the plane. I sure hope that the Badgers can pull another upset this weekend. It would make my day. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!