The Wisconsin Badgers (4-3 overall) beat the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (4-5 overall, 3-4 ACC) in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl, 42-28. There was much rejoicing all around Wisconsin and wherever mayo-loving Badgers fans congregated. To end the season on a high note, beating Minnesota and winning their bowl game in back to back games, was great for the players, coaches and fans.
Then 2020 struck again.
#Badgess might come home a tad empty handed... it appears Duke’s Mayo Bowl trophy is shattered 2020 man.. pic.twitter.com/S8XEv9D4Tg— George Balekji (@GeorgeBalekji) December 30, 2020
The Badgers have broken the Duke’s Mayo Bowl trophy in the locker room and, quite frankly, we’ve never been more upset about anything that has happened in our lives. In fact, WR Adam Krumholz’s reaction is a bit understated if we do say so ourselves. We needed there to be mayo in SOMETHING and when the trophy was broken and no mayo came out...well...we couldn’t hide our shock and disappointment either.
Adam Krumholz is all of us when there wasn’t any Mayo at the @DukesMayoBowl pic.twitter.com/RcIhwC2oCJ— George Balekji (@GeorgeBalekji) December 30, 2020
Thankfully head coach Paul Chryst is taking everything in stride and has announced that everyone will get to take home a little piece of the Duke’s Mayo Bowl trophy. We do wonder, however, what Chryst would say if he WERE under oath. We may need to get the B5Q Legal Team involved.
Paul Chryst just asked about the shattered Duke's Mayo Bowl trophy.— George Balekji (@GeorgeBalekji) December 30, 2020
"I'm not under oath so I don't know if I have to answer... I just want everyone to have a piece of that trophy. #Badgers
We are glad Madison NBC15’s George Balekji is on the case and we will keep you posted as more updates are warranted.
UPDATE, 3:47 p.m. CST, 12/30/20: And it appears that Graham Mertz did have one turnover during the game...lmaooooooo.
How the trophy got broken. (Via @juliusdavis32) pic.twitter.com/0485w8G2YN— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) December 30, 2020
THAT IS LEADERSHIP! @GrahamMertz5 #QB1 pic.twitter.com/7lQG6pjcbV— Bucky’s 5th Quarter (@B5Q) December 30, 2020