Wisconsin vs. Penn State: Live Scores, Analysis and Results
Final- Wisconsin 21 Penn State 24
It's a final in State College. The Penn State Nittany Lions defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 24-21 in overtime. Kicker Sam Ficken, who has struggled this year, hit three field goals, including the 37-yard game-winner in overtime.
After scoring 14 points in the first quarter, Wisconsin went cold, getting outplayed in the third quarter. The Badgers managed just seven points after the break
Penn State was led by running back Zach Zwinak who rushed for an impressive 179 yards against the tough Wisconsin defense. Quarterback Matt McGloin threw for 200 yards and a touchdown in the victory.
Wisconsin was led by running back Montee Ball, who ran for 111 yards and a touchdown. Ball became the all-time leader in NCAA career touchdowns.
The win gave the Lions eight on the year as they finished 8-4, 6-2 in the Big Ten.
Be sure to check out 10 things that were learned from the Wisconsin game.
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The emotions of O'Brien tell it all. What a great victory. The Beaver Stadium crowd is going crazy. This is the perfect end for the 30 seniors who stayed this year.
It's final at Beaver Stadium. Penn State wins 24-21 after the missed field goal.
This is it..... more overtime or game over. This game rests on the leg of Kyle French, who is attempting a 44-yard field goal to tie the game.
Fumble by Curt Phillips, but the Badgers get it back. That was huge for Wisconsin.
37-yard field goal by Sam Ficken.
24-21 Penn State in overtime
Ficken is heading out... Penn State fans are holding their breath.
Zwinak being out of the game now is huge. It's time to go with Zordich.
Penn State fans are hoping that this game does not come down to the leg of kicker Sam Ficken.
With the score tied 21-21 it's now time for the craziness that is college football overtime.
Penn State will be on offense first.
A four-yard pass to Jeff Duckworth.
21-21 late in the fourth quarter
This is the game. Fourth down. You have to think Ball's getting it here.
That two-point conversion by Zwinak is looking huge now.
Timeout Wisconsin. 55 seconds remaining. 21-14 Penn State
That was a huge first down. First and goal for the Badgers. Their offense has now come alive.
As predicted earlier, this one will be going down to the final whistle.
Jordan Hill is really enjoying this senior day. That's his second sack of the day .
With just under two minutes remaining, the Badgers are now driving in PSU territory.
Ball is back in now. Wisconsin will need his tough running on this late drive.
Interesting that Montee is not on the field in this critical situation for the Badgers.
The Lions should be content now to just pound the ball with Zwinak. It's amazing how well he has ran against the Badgers. Wisconsin entered the came ranked ninth against the run in the country, giving up just 106.6 yards a game. Zwinak now has 170.
Interception by Jacob Fagnano, who is filling in for the injured Malcolm Willis. That's a huge stop for the Penn State defense and the crowd is fully engaged now.
Crucial third down stop. Bielema is going for it.
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