Monday, November 17, 2008

UW Keeps the Axe & Becomes Bowl Eligble

The Wisconsin football team erased a 14-point halftime deficit to tie Minnesota 24-24 by the start of the fourth quarter Saturday. The final quarter has posed problems for the Badgers, but that was not the case Saturday.
Back-to-back safeties and a subsequent fumble recovery by the defense led to 11 points on the board for UW within the first three minutes of the final quarter. The Gophers managed to score one more touchdown, but Wisconsin came out on top 35-32 to retain Paul Bunyan’s axe for the fifth straight year and become bowl-eligible with six wins.
“You can’t ever throw in the towel,” said senior linebacker Mike Newkirk, who led the defense with seven tackles and two sacks. “You have to keep going, keep grinding and you can’t get down.”
It sure is nice to see that swagger back into their step. It would be nice for them to end the season with a 4 game winning streak, by the way I am including a bowl win, hopefully anywhere warm. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!