The Badgers (6-2, 3-2) needed overtime for the second time in three weeks against a top ten opponent at Camp Randall. This time, however, picking up a win over #7 Nebraska, 23-17.
Dare Ogumbuwale rushed for 120 yards on 11 carries including an 11 yard touchdown run in overtime to give the Badgers a 6 point lead. The touchdown didn’t come without drama, though, as kicker Andrew Endicott missed the extra point in extra time. Endicott also missed a field goal late in the 4th quarter that would have given the Badgers the lead. It was the Badgers defense and Dakota Dixon that would deflect a pass in the end zone on 4th down in OT that would seal the victory for the Badgers.
For the second week in a row head coach Paul Chryst used both his quarterbacks, Alex Hornibrook and Bart Houston, throughout the game. Despite Hornibrook starting the game, it was Bart Houston under center for overtime for the #11 ranked Badgers.
Both quarterbacks struggled throughout the game with each throwing an interception and combining for just 114 yards of offense through the air. It was the running game of Wisconsin that kept them moving as Ogumbuwale and Corey Clement ran for over 200 yards and Bradrick Shaw would chip in with a 21 yard touchdown run for Bucky.
Next up, the Badgers will travel to Northwestern for a matchup with the Wildcats on Saturday.