The No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers defeated the No. 15 Western Michigan Broncos 24-16 in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Monday.
It was a team win for UW, with an offense churning out explosive plays on the ground and through the air while having exceptional quarterback and tight end play.
Defensively, Wisconsin (11-3) stymied the Western Michigan (13-1) offense into season lows for points (16) and yards gained (280). The Badgers came up with one critical takeaway against a program among the best in the nation in turnover margin, one that P.J. Fleck’s squad couldn’t overcome.
Here are some of the reactions from current, former and future Badgers:
Thank you for everything Wisconsin!— Corey Clement (@CoreyClement_6) January 2, 2017
I got it from here bro. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/0Vn1K1L6Cb— Dontye C. Williams (@D1c_era) January 2, 2017
Great way to end the season can't believe I will be a senior next year pic.twitter.com/ddjQryFssE— George Rushing (@trerush87) January 2, 2017
Cotton bowl champs!!!!!!— Tyler Beach (@venomt57) January 2, 2017
The 2016 ILBs one last time. We'll see you next season pic.twitter.com/jjCfXvlA2n— Jack Cichy (@jackCICHY) January 2, 2017
Whelp... took my first W of 2017— NEO (@JazzPeavy) January 2, 2017
About that late touchdown by Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis...
lol I give up 1 play and all of a sudden I'm the worst DB to ever play & he had to earn that !— Sojourn Shelton II (@_SDS8) January 2, 2017
And some breaking news, like literally...
Now that the game is over, I want everyone to know I broke a chair at halftime when I sat down— Dietzen (@DietzenJon) January 2, 2017