Wisconsin's 1st Bowl Win

If you have some extra time on your hands, you know winter holidays, cabin fever, etc. This period piece is an interesting watch.

It's the 1982 Independence Bowl on youtube. The guy went to great lengths to synch a bad video/audio feed and make the game watchable. This was the early 80's and the Badgers had not had a great run in the 70's but things were looking up with coach Dave McClain. Unfortunately, Dave would die of a heart attack at age 48, hard to swallow that as I'm the same age right now! (drops and does 30 push ups)

Anyhow, Dave had the distinctions of being the first Wisconsin coach to go 4-0 in his first four games and the first to win a bowl game of any sort. Also hard to believe that Wisconsin had not won a bowl game until 1982, almost 100 years after fielding a football team.

Anyhow, here's the link:


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