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Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Wisconsin 24, Oklahoma State 17

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

By JOHN MARSHALL
AP Sports Writer

PHOENIX - Braelon Allen ran for 116 yards and a touchdown and Wisconsin withstood Oklahoma State's second-half push in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl for a 24-17 victory.

The Badgers (7-6) dominated the first half with stifling defense, building a 17-point lead as new coach Luke Fickell stalked the sideline and interim coach Jim Leonhard called the shots.

Wisconsin got stuck in the slippery turf at Chase Field in the second half, unable to generate much of anything on offense while the Cowboys (7-6) found a rhythm when they had the ball.

Cedric Dort ended Oklahoma State's momentum by intercepting Garret Rangel's pass with three minutes left, preserving the Badgers' eighth win in their past nine bowl games.

Allen scored on a 20-yard run after an Oklahoma State turnover in the third quarter, Chez Mellusi scored on a 1-yard run and Chase Wolf threw a 15-yard TD pass to Hayden Rucci.

The Cowboys lost four of five to close out the regular season and struggled offensively while falling into a 24-7 hole midway through the third quarter.

Rangel led Oklahoma State back, throwing for 229 yards and two touchdowns.

The freshman improvised on a fourth-and-goal by shoveling a pass to Ollie Gordon while in the grasp of a defender to open the fourth quarter and set up Tanner Brown's 24-yard field goal to pull the Cowboys to 24-17.

Rangel tried make a big play downfield after another Oklahoma State second-half defensive stop, but threw his second interception when Dort cut inside the intended receiver.

THE TAKEAWAY

Oklahoma State: the Cowboys revved up their offense a little too late to mount the comeback, leaving coach Mike Gundy at nine bowl wins, tied for seventh place on the career list.

Wisconsin: the Badgers had a new coach on the sideline and several new players a key positions, including quarterback. Wisconsin grinded out the win after its offense stalled, sending Leonhard off with a win.

December 27, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter WiscOkSt
Wisc FG 10:19 Nate Van Zelst 47 yard field goal 3 0
OkSt TD 5:56 Stephon Johnson Jr. 84 yard TD pass from Garret Rangel (Tanner Brown Extra Point) 3 7
Second Quarter WiscOkSt
Wisc TD 5:23 Chez Mellusi 1 yard TD run (Nate Van Zelst Extra Point) 10 7
Wisc TD 0:44 Hayden Rucci 15 yard TD pass from Chase Wolf (Nate Van Zelst Extra Point) 17 7
Third Quarter WiscOkSt
Wisc TD 6:42 Braelon Allen 20 yard TD run (Nate Van Zelst Extra Point) 24 7
Fourth Quarter WiscOkSt
OkSt TD 12:57 Ollie Gordon 1 yard TD pass from Garret Rangel (Tanner Brown Extra Point) 24 14
OkSt FG 5:08 Tanner Brown 24 yard field goal 24 17
Team Stats
  Wisconsin Oklahoma State
First downs 21 10
  Rushing 13 3
  Passing 6 7
  Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Efficiency 4-14, 29% 3-14, 21%
4th down efficiency 2-2, 100% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 47-258 26-52
Passing Yards 116 229
Return Yards 175 45
Completions-Attempts-Int 16-26-1 14-31-2
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-13 1-11
Punts 7 9
Fumbles Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 2-20 3-35
Wisconsin Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Wolf 16 26 116 1 1
Oklahoma State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
G. Rangel 14 31 229 2 2
Wisconsin Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Allen 22 116 5.3 1
C. Mellusi 16 77 4.8 1
S. Bell 1 44 44.0 0
C. Dike 2 16 8.0 0
A. Vujnovich 1 13 13.0 0
J. Davis 2 8 4.0 0
C. Wolf 3 -16 -5.3 0
Oklahoma State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
O. Gordon 12 45 3.8 0
D. Jackson 5 8 1.6 0
J. Nixon 2 6 3.0 0
G. Rangel 6 -3 -0.5 0
B. Presley 1 -4 -4.0 0
Wisconsin Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Dike 3 36 12.0 0
H. Rucci 2 28 14.0 1
K. Lewis 3 26 8.7 0
J. Eschenbach 2 14 7.0 0
S. Bell 1 5 5.0 0
J. Davis 1 3 3.0 0
J. Seagreaves 1 3 3.0 0
B. Schipper 1 1 1.0 0
B. Allen 2 0 0.0
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Oklahoma State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
S. Johnson Jr. 1 84 84.0 1
B. Presley 6 74 12.3 0
R. Owens 1 41 41.0 0
J. Richardson 2 21 10.5 0
T. Shettron 1 10 10.0 0
O. Gordon 1 1 1.0 1
B. Johnson 1 -1 -1.0 0
J. Nixon 1 -1 -1.0 0
Wisconsin Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Dort Jr. 1 21
J. Shaw 1 0
Oklahoma State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Rucker 1 16
Wisconsin Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Vujnovich 7 327 46.7
Oklahoma State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
L. Ward 9 406 45.1
Wisconsin Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Engram 2 27 13.5
Oklahoma State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Wisconsin Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Dike 3 105 35.0
V. Anthony II 1 22 22.0
Oklahoma State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Presley 1 17 17.0
Wisconsin Missed FG
Player Length
Oklahoma State Missed FG
Player Length




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