It was a bitter, frustrating finish to the 2013 season for Wisconsin football when it fell to South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl on New Year's Day. An injury to Joel Stave and several missed opportunities were too much for the Badgers to overcome as they finished 9-4 in Gary Andersen's inaugural season.
Wisconsin will bid farewell to some of the best players to ever don the cardinal and white, including James White, Jared Abbrederis and Chris Borland. While it will be difficult to replace such notable players, there is still plenty of talent returning, and Andersen has amped up the recruiting at Wisconsin.
Many feel there is reason for optimism in Madison and that the Badgers are just a few breaks away from becoming a national contender.
For as disappointing as the end result was in 2013, the moments created by those remarkable players that will look to thrive at the next level, as well as some that will return to Wisconsin in 2014, are some we'll never forget. Let's keep that optimistic vibe going and relive the five best moments of 2013 for Wisconsin football.