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Twice as nice: Wisconsin tops Stanford for second straight Rose Bowl title


ON WISCONSIN <b>The 2000 Rose Bowl marked the final game in Ron Dayne's career. He finished in true fashion, rushing for 200 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries as Wisconsin beat Stanford 17-9.</b>
ON WISCONSIN
The 2000 Rose Bowl marked the final game in Ron Dayne's career. He finished in true fashion, rushing for 200 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries as Wisconsin beat Stanford 17-9.
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Jan. 1, 2000

PASADENA, Calif. -- In what was supposed to be a battle of high-powered offenses, the 86th Rose Bowl game between Wisconsin and Stanford ended up a defensive struggle.
  
The Badgers, getting a boost from Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne, rallied in the second half for a 17-9 win over the Cardinal. In the process, Wisconsin became the first Big Ten school in history to win the Rose Bowl in back-to-back  seasons.

Dayne, whose 64-yard run on the second play of the second half energized the Big Ten champs, gained game MVP honors for the second year in a row. Dayne’s stats in his final game as a Badger included 200 yards on 34 carries.

The Badger defense bottled up Stanford’s running attack all game and limited the Cardinal to minus five yards rushing (tied for the second-best mark in school history). QB Todd Husak threw for 258 yards, but UW’s defense dictated the action for most of the game.

Wisconsin had a 17-9 lead in the second half on TD runs by Dayne and Brooks Bollinger, but it took another defensive stand to clinch the win. Stanford’s final drive ended when Husak was sacked on fourth down with just over a minute left.

Scoring        1    2    3    4    F
Wisconsin    0    3    7    7    17
Stanford    0    9    0    0    9

Team statistics    UW    Stanford
First downs    16    14
Rushing yards    53-226    27-(-5)
Passes    7-14-0    18-35-0
Passing yards    105    264
Total offense    331    259
Punts-avg    8-43    8-38
Fumbles-lost    0-0    2-0
Penalties-yards    8-72    7-50   

Individual Leaders
Rushing: Dayne (W) 34-200, Kuhns (W) 2-10, Bollinger (W) 12-9, Wire (S) 5-6. Passing: Bollinger (W) 7-14-0-105, Husak (S) 17-34-0-258. Receiving: Chambers (W) 5-76, Sigmund (W) 2-29, Pitts (S) 6-81, Usa (S) 3-60, Walters (S) 3-52, Davis (S) 3-44. 

Attendance: 93,731

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