Comeback kids: Badgers rally to stun Colorado in Alamo Bowl

<b>The Badgers swarm Mike Allen after he made a 37-yard field goal in overtime to give the Badgers a 31-28 win over Colorado in the 2002 Alamo Bowl.</b>

The Badgers swarm Mike Allen after he made a 37-yard field goal in overtime to give the Badgers a 31-28 win over Colorado in the 2002 Alamo Bowl.

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Dec. 28, 2002

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Wisconsin continued its remarkable run of success in bowl games, stunning 14th-ranked Colorado with a come-from-behind 31-28 overtime victory in the Alamo Bowl presented by MasterCard at the Alamodome.

It was the Badgers’ seventh bowl win in eight tries.     

Mike Allen booted a 37-yard field goal on Wisconsin’s first possession of overtime to give the UW the victory. Colorado’s Pat Brougham had missed a 45-yard field goal attempt on the Buffaloes’ first OT possession.

Brooks Bollinger drove the Badgers 80 yards in 10 plays and capped the march with a 1-yard touchdown run with 51 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime. During the final regulation drive, the Badgers converted twice on fourth down.

Wisconsin overcame four turnovers by limiting the high-powered Colorado running game to just 123 yards rushing and 200 yards in total offense. Buffs running back Chris Brown, the nation’s third-leading rusher, was held to 97 yards on 28 carries.

The Badgers accumulated 356 yards of total offense, including 99 yards rushing from Davis and 82 on the ground from Bollinger. Bollinger was 12-24 passing for 163 yards and two scores.

Scoring    1    2    3    4    OT    F
Wisconsin    7    14    0    7    3    31
Colorado    14    0    14    0    0    28

Team statistics    UW    Colorado
First downs    21    13
Rushing yards    51-193    44-123
Passes    12-24-1    9-18-3
Passing yards    163    77
Total offense    356    200
Punts-avg    5-36    6-41
Fumbles-lost    3-3    1-0
Penalties-yards    6-64    9-71   

Individual Leaders
Rushing: A. Davis (W) 25-99, Bollinger (W) 20-82, Brown (C) 28-97. Passing: Bollinger (W) 12-24-1-163, Hodge (C) 6-13-3-62. Receiving: B. Williams (W) 5-83, Charles (W) 5-67, Hackett (C) 3-30.  

Attendance: 50,690

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