The Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Auburn Tigers, 34-31, in the Outback Bowl after Auburn’s kicker missed his second field goal of the game in overtime.
No. 18 Wisconsin stunned No. 19 Auburn in overtime of the Outback Bowl after kicker Daniel Carlson missed a 45-yard field goal that would have sent the game to double overtime. Wisconsin finished with an 11-3 record while Auburn fell to 8-5.
The Badgers held on for a 34-31 victory. The Badgers and Tigers exchanged leads throughout the game. After Auburn took a 31-28 lead with three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Wisconsin tied it with a field goal by kicker Rafael Gaglianone, who also drilled a field goal in overtime.
Running back Melvin Gordon put on yet another Heisman-caliber performance for Wisconsin by rushing for 251 yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries.
Corey Clement added 105 yards on 15 carries. Quarterback Joel Stave struggled with 121 yards and one touchdown with three interceptions on 14-of-27 passing.
For Auburn, quarterback Nick Marshall threw for 217 yards and two touchdowns on 15-of-22 passing, and running back Cameron Artis-Payne ran for 126 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries.
Wide receiver Ricardo Louis led the Tigers in receiving with one catch for 66 yards, which went for a touchdown.
Auburn’s loss drops the SEC’s bowl record to 5-4 while the Big Ten improved to 3-4.