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Dayne dominates as Badgers capture second Rose Bowl championship


ON WISCONSIN <b>Ron Dayne finished one yard shy of the Rose Bowl record as he gained 246 yards on 27 carries. He added four touchdowns for good measure as Wisconsin topped UCLA, 38-31, in the 1999 Rose Bowl.
ON WISCONSIN
Ron Dayne finished one yard shy of the Rose Bowl record as he gained 246 yards on 27 carries. He added four touchdowns for good measure as Wisconsin topped UCLA, 38-31, in the 1999 Rose Bowl.
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Jan. 1, 1999

PASADENA, Calif. -- The 85th Rose Bowl was billed as a battle between Wisconsin's nationally rated defense and UCLA's vaunted offense. In truth, the Badgers' Ron Dayne rambled his way to four touchdowns and the UW defense got a stop in the final minute to earn a hard-fought 38-31 Rose Bowl triumph over the sixth-ranked Bruins.
  
UCLA's defense struggled to stop Dayne, whose 246 yards rushing were one yard shy of the game record. The Badgers mixed in some timely running (65 yards) and passing (154) from QB Mike Samuel in building a 31-21 lead in the third period.

The Bruins cut the lead to three on Jermaine Lewis' second TD and were driving again when freshman Jamar Fletcher intercepted All-American Cade McNown and returned the pick for a TD.

Once again, UCLA battled back and pulled within 38-31. The Bruins' last drive started on their 46-yard line with 1:42 left. Three incompletions by McNown set up Wendell Bryant's game-clinching sack on fourth down.

More than 55,000 Badger fans enjoyed the school's second Rose Bowl win. Dayne's record-setting performance earned him bowl MVP honors.

Scoring        1    2    3    4    F
Wisconsin    7    17    7    7    38
UCLA    7    14    7    3    31 

Team statistics    UW    UCLA
First downs    22    25
Rushing yards    48-343    38-120
Passes    9-17-0    21-36-1
Passing yards    154    418
Total offense    497    538
Punts-avg    5-41    3-47
Fumbles-lost    2-1    1-1
Penalties-yards    7-45    9-94

Individual Leaders
Rushing: Dayne (W) 27-246, Samuel (W) 13-65, Lewis (UCLA) 10-50, Foster (UCLA) 10-38. Passing: Samuel (W) 9-17-0-154, McNown (UCLA) 19-34-1-340. Receiving: Davis (W) 3-57, Sigmund (W) 2-38, Farmer (UCLA) 7-142, Price (UCLA) 3-102, Melsby (UCLA) 3-66.

Attendance: 93,872

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