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Badgers best Bruins for first Rose Bowl title

ON WISCONSIN <b>Brent Moss was named MVP of the 1994 Rose Bowl by rushing for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries.</b>
Brent Moss was named MVP of the 1994 Rose Bowl by rushing for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries.

Jan. 1, 1994

PASADENA, Calif. -- The Wisconsin defense forced six turnovers, while the offense churned out 250 yards rushing as the Badgers downed UCLA 21-16 in the Rose Bowl. It was the Badgers' first-ever New Year's Day bowl victory.
More than 70,000 Badger fans attended the game and provided a distinct home-field advantage in the Bruins' home facility.

Tailback Brent Moss, the Rose Bowl MVP, helped the UW to a 14-3 halftime lead by scoring on a pair of short runs. Moss rushed for 158 yards on 36 carries.

Wisconsin extended its lead to 21-10 when Darrell Bevell provided the game's most unlikely play. On second down from the UCLA 21, Bevell broke containment and weaved his way to the end zone for the game-winning points.
Trailing 21-16, UCLA's final drive made it to the Badger 18-yard line before Wayne Cook was stopped and the clock expired before the Bruins could run another play.

"The win, as much as it was for our players and coaches, was for our fans," said Coach Barry Alvarez. "They supported us all the way."

Scoring        1    2    3    4    F
Wisconsin    7    7    0    7    21
UCLA    3    0    0    13    16

Team statistics    UW    UCLA
First downs    21    31
Rushing yards    46-250    40-212
Passes    10-20-1    28-43-1
Passing yards    96    288
Total offense    346    500
Punts-avg    6-38    2-35
Fumbles-lost    2-0    5-5
Penalties-yards    12-89    9-95

Individual Leaders
Rushing: Moss (W) 36-158, Fletcher (W) 7-64, Davis (UCLA) 13-88. Passing: Bevell (W) 10-20-1-96, Cook (UCLA) 28-43-1-288. Receiving: Dawkins (W) 4-33, Stokes (UCLA) 14-176.

Attendance: 101,237

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