A fumbled snap on a 26-yard gamewinning field goal attempt was the deciding play in Wisconsins 20-
19 loss to Kentucky in the Hall of Fame Bowl.
Trailing by a point after the Wildcats Joe Worley booted a 52-yard field goal with eight minutes left, the Badgers drove inside Kentuckys 20-yard line. Todd Gregoires field goal with 1:55 left never materialized after holder Bob Kobza dropped the center snap. Gregoire, a freshman, had tied a school record with four field goals earlier in the game.
Wisconsin assumed a 13-0 lead on a pair of Gregoire three pointers and a three-yard TD pass from Mike Howard to Thad McFadden. The Badgers outgained their SEC foe both on the ground
and through the air.
However, UW was assessed 13 penalties for 133 yards, both Hall of Fame Bowl records. The Badgers also threw two interceptions. Kentucky, which was making its second straight postseason appearance in Birmingham, had no turnovers.