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UW Wins First Bowl Game, 14-3 vs. Kansas State in Independence Bowl



Wisconsin won its first bowl game with a 14-3 decision over Kansas State in the Independence Bowl.

Randy Wright threw a game-record two TD passes and the Badger defense set a scoring record before 24,684 fans. The anticipated crowd was more than 49,000, but a 23-mile-per-hour wind dropped temperatures to 10 degrees below zero.

Wright, the games offensive MVP, completed nine of 24 throws. However, his 87-yard pass play to Tim Stracka was the longest in UW and Independence Bowl history. The Wisconsin defense limited Kansas State to 192 total yards in the Wildcats first-ever postseason appearance.

KSU had taken a 3-0 lead on Steve Willis 29-yard field goal before the Badgers scored 14 straight points. Tim Krumrie was the game defensive MVP. He helped limit the Kansas State running attack to less than two yards per carry.

Game totals showed five turnovers, 14 punts, 22 completions in 59 attempts (.372) and 14 penalties.

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