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Wishful thinking? Big Ten web site lists Wisconsin as Saturday's winner over Arizona State

  • Blog Post by: Michael Rand
  • September 16, 2013 - 1:20 PM

Perhaps this is wishful thinking? Maybe it's a Freudian slip? More likely it's just an honest mistake.

Whatever the reason, the Big Ten web site (as of 1:15 p.m.), on its schedules/score page, lists Wisconsin as a 32-30 winner over Arizona State on Saturday.

As most of you well know, Arizona State was the winner by that exact score. And Wisconsin lost in the most bizarre manner.

If you missed it, the Badgers had 18 seconds left and were in field goal range. They attempted to run one more play -- while out of timeouts -- to center the ball on the field for a better kicking angle.

QB Joel Stave stumbled around, appeared to take a knee, then strangely placed the ball directly on the ground. Arizona State players dove on it, thinking it was a fumble.

In the ensuing chaos, referees did not spot the ball quickly. Wisconsin, it seems, forgot entirely that the clock was running. And the game ended before the Badgers could attempt another play.

But don't just take our word for it. If you haven't seen it yet, here are the highlights:

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