OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM
DECEMBER 28, 2018
Wisconsin rallied to stun No. 14 Colorado in
Alamo Bowl’s first overtime finish
Iowa stifles Texas Tech’s quick-strike offense,
rides kicker to victory
T he 10th anniversary of the Alamo Bowl pitted two teams traditionally known for their ability to
run the ball. In the end though, it was the kicking game that proved to be the deciding factor in
Wisconsin’s 31-28 overtime win against No. 14 Colorado.
Wisconsin kicker Mike Allen booted a 37-yard fi eld goal in overtime to seal the win after Colorado kicker
Pat Brougham missed a 45-yard attempt in the Buffaloes’ overtime possession. The game marked the fi rst
overtime fi nish in Alamo Bowl history.
The victory for Wisconsin capped off a fourth-quarter comeback that saw the Badgers drive 80 yards,
convert two fourth downs and fi nd the end zone on a one-yard-run by quarterback Brooks Bollinger with 51
Wisconsin tallied 356 yards of total offense, including 99 yards and a touchdown on the ground from
tailback Anthony Davis.
Bollinger had 163 yards and two touchdowns passing and was named Offensive MVP.
Meanwhile, Wisconsin limited the usually powerful Colorado ground attack to 123 yards. Colorado
running back Chris Brown, once considered a candidate for the Heisman trophy, fi nished with 97 yards and
a touchdown on the ground.
After falling behind at the half, Colorado took advantage of two Wisconsin fumbles as quarterback Zac
Colvin, a San Antonio native, replaced Buffaloes starter Robert Hodge and led the team on two scoring drives.
T he 2001 SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl featured a battle between the Big Ten’s top scoring
offense and the Big 12’s top passing attack. But defense and special teams proved
to be the deciding factor as Iowa edged Texas Tech 19-16 in front of a sellout crowd.
The game went down to the fi nal play as Iowa defensive back Bob Sanders, who went on to
have an All-Pro career for the Indianapolis Colts, intercepted a Kliff Kingsbury pass in the end
zone to preserve the Hawkeye victory. Kingsbury fi nished with 309 passing yards.
The game featured two unlikely Hawkeye heroes: placekicker Nate Kaeding and reserve
running back Aaron Greving. Kaeding, who holds the title of most accurate kicker in NFL history,
kicked four fi eld goals, including a game-winning 47-yarder. Greving fi lled in for the injured
Ladell Betts, rushing for 115 yards and a touchdown to earn Offensive MVP honors.
The Hawkeyes took control of the game early as they ate up more than nine minutes on an
opening drive that was capped with Kaeding’s fi rst fi eld goal. Greving’s one-yard touchdown
run in the second quarter extended the lead to 10-0.
Texas Tech narrowed the lead to 10-3 with a 50-yard fi eld goal by Clinton Greathouse as time
expired in the fi rst half. Kingsbury later tied the game at 10-10 with a 20-yard touchdown pass
to Wes Welker in the third quarter.
On Tech’s next drive, Iowa’s Derrick Pickens swung the momentum back the Hawkeyes’ way
with an interception. Kaeding kicked a 31-yard fi eld goal to give Iowa the lead.
Tech tied the game at 16 with a 37-yard fi eld goal with 2:05 remaining after Coach Mike
Leach opted not to go for a fi rst down on a fourth-and-1 play. Iowa then drove down the fi eld
to set up Kaeding’s game-winner with 44 seconds remaining.
Brooks Bollinger threw two touchdown
passes and ran for another to lead
Wisconsin past Colorado 31-28.
Nate Kaeding’s fourth fi eld goal put Iowa
on top for good in the game’s fi nal minute.
BOX SCORE 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT FINAL
Wisconsin 7 14 0 7 3 31
No. 14 Colorado 14 0 14 0 0 28
BOX SCORE: 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH FINAL
Iowa 3 7 3 6 19
Texas Tech 0 3 7 6 16