This is the fifth in a week-long series of posts sponsored by EA Sports NCAA Football 2011.
Looking back on six years of being around the Badgers, it's hard to pick just one memorable moments. I guess that's a good thing.
I have narrowed it down to just three moments, however. Here they are:
- 2007 Capital One Bowl Victory - This was the first bowl game I ever got to cover and unless we are talking about a Rose Bowl or a National Championship, I find it hard to believe that I will ever see another Badger team so excited about winning a bowl game. The '06 Badgers finished with a 12-1 record and knew they deserved better than the Capital One Bowl. Still, getting a victory over a VERY GOOD Arkansas team that had both Darren McFadden and Felix Jones was very satisfying. I'll never forget Jack Ikegwuonu running down McFadden in the open field to prevent a touchdown.
- Stocco's QB Draw - I may have told this story before, but on the morning of UW's thrilling win over Michigan on John Stocco's quarterback draw in the final seconds, I was diagnosed with a partially collapsed lung. Now, it sounds a lot worse than it really was (it healed itself over the course of a month) but the doctor told me not to go to the game and said it would be a great health risk. Yeah right. I went to the game and obviously made the right choice.
- The Blocked Punt - Never have I ever experienced such a swing in emotion in my life. The Badgers were playing awful at Minnesota in 2005 and looked to be dead with just over three minutes left. That's when Stocco marched his team down the field for a touchdown and the defense made a quick stop to force a punt. At this point I already felt good because Stocco was going to get the ball back, but UW's special teams took matters into their own hands. Jonathan Casillas blocked the punt and Ben Strickland recovered it in the end zone to win the game for Wisconsin.
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