The 2012 Rose Bowl features two teams which both lost in a BCS Bowl last season. Oregon, led by the the same dynamic duo of Darron Thomas and LaMichael James that took them to the BCS National Championship game last season, will take on the Big Ten champion Wisconsin Badgers who lost fell to TCU in last year's Rose Bowl.
Led by quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Montee Ball (conference offensive player of the year), the Badgers beat Michigan State in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game. Earlier in the season Wisconsin looked on track for the BCS title game, but came two hail mary passes away from being undefeated.
Oregon, however, easily won the Pac-12 title and had the third best offense in the nation in points scored. The Ducks and their always-changing uniforms lost their first game of the season to LSU, but still managed to go 11-2 overall and 8-1 in the conference.
Will the Ducks finally get a BCS bowl win for head coach Chip Kelly? Or will Wisconsin shut down LaMichael James and win its first BCS bowl since 2000? PREDICT THE WINNER HERE!
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01/02/2012 8:39 PM EST
The refs say the clock ran out and the game is over. OREGON DUCKS WIN THE ROSE BOWL!!!
01/02/2012 8:38 PM EST
Is the game over?
Wilson hits Toon for another big gain to get to Oregon's 25. Then Wilson tries to spike it with 2 seconds left but the clock ran out. The refs are debating whether to put a second back on the clock. Ducks think the game is over.
01/02/2012 8:37 PM EST
Wilson hits Abbrederis for a first down to their own 42. One more play?
01/02/2012 8:36 PM EST
Wisconsin calls fair catch at their own 12-yard line. 16 seconds left..
01/02/2012 8:35 PM EST
Oregon is set to punt with 23 seconds left in the game. Wisconsin will need a miracle.
01/02/2012 8:34 PM EST
LaMichael James gets another handoff and runs to the right, but gets dragged down for a loss of 2. Time to punt, but Wisconsin will only have around 20 seconds to work with.
01/02/2012 8:33 PM EST
James goes up the middle for 4 yards as the time continues to wind down. 1:30 left.
01/02/2012 8:31 PM EST
Just before the 2-minute mark, James rushes for 1 yard and Wisconsin calls their final timeout of the game.
01/02/2012 8:30 PM EST
LaMichael James converts the third down with a run up the middle.
01/02/2012 8:30 PM EST
James takes the handoff and goes for 4 yards. 3rd and 1 coming.