Wheeler News Service - Sunday, October 28, 2012 - Sunday State Sports
Michigan State 16, Wisconsin 13, OT
Augustana 38, Carthage 13
Carroll 31, Cornell 14
Lake Forest 17, Ripon 7
Lawrence 24, Grinnell 14
St. Norbert 42, Beloit 7
(Northern Athletics Conference)
Concordia-Mequon 40, Rockford 3
Wisconsin Lutheran 48, Maranatha Baptist 0
UW-Oshkosh 41, UW-La Crosse 7
UW-Platteville 24, UW-Eau Claire 17
UW-River Falls 24, UW-Stout 14
UW-Stevens Point 17, UW-Whitewater 14
Wisconsin 2, Minnesota-Duluth 2
Iowa 2, Wisconsin 1
AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Houston 4, Milwaukee 0
NORTHER ATHLETICS CONFERENCE SOCCER TOURNAMENT
Concordia-Mequon 1, Dominican 0
Milaukee Engineering 1, Marian 0
Here are the stories:
The second-longest home winning streak in major college football was ended by a 12-yard touchdown pass in overtime which gave Michigan State a 16-13 win at Wisconsin's Camp Randall Stadium. That's the first home loss for the Badgers since October 17, 2009. The Spartans won by totally shutting down a Wisconsin rushing attack which had gained more than 800 yards in the last two games. The Badgers managed just 19 yards yesterday, their lowest output in five years. Montee Ball was held to 46 yards and James White to 16. Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave was 9-of-11 for 127 yards and a 31-yard scoring pass to Jacob Pedersen, but he was hurt on the first play of the second half and Danny O'Brien had to take over. In overtime, the Badgers scored first on a 43-yard field goal. Michigan State kept it on the ground until quarterback Andrew Maxwell tossed the game-winning TD pass. Wisconsin's record falls to 6-3, including a 3-2 mark in Big Ten Conference play. The Spartans are 5-4, including two wins in five conference games.
Both teams are missing significant players as the Jacksonville Jaguars invade Lambeau Field today. Packer defensive back Charles Woodson is expected to miss at least six weeks with a broken collarbone, the second time he's suffered that injury in his career. Jaguar quarterback Blaine Gabbert practiced yesterday and is hoping to play, but running back Maurice Jones-Drew is definitely out. The Packer defense should be okay. Even with Gabbert and Jones-Drew in the lineup, Jacksonville is the worst statistical offense in the NFL. The Green Bay ground game has been very weak since Cedric Benson went down with an injury, but Jacksonville is 29th among the 32 teams in stopping the run. They'll have a chance to try to do just that in today's contest with a 12 noon kickoff.
The all-important point guard position will fall to redshirt freshman George Marshall this season. Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan had been counting on junior Josh Gasser to do the job, but he suffered a knee injury in practice yesterday and is lost for the season. Gasser had started 66 games the last two seasons and was poised to take over for the graduating Jordan Taylor. He will have two years of eligibility remaining when he comes back. The Badgers had already lost starting forward Mike Bruesewitz with a leg injury. He is expected to be out four to six weeks, missing several games at the start of the season.
Trailing by two goals entering the third and final period, Mark Zengerle and Michael Mersch scored to give the Wisconsin men's hockey team a 2-2 tie on the road against Minnesota-Duluth. Mersch scored the game-tying goal at 14:47 on the third period. The Bulldogs outshot Wisconsin 37-21 as they tried to get a split of the weekend series. Joel Rumpel made 35 saves for the Badgers who now have a record of 1-2-1.
Denny Hamlin bumped his way to the front of the pack and won yesterday's Camping World Truck Series Kroger 200 in Martinsville, Virginia. Matt Crafton was steamed by the tactic with a half-dozen laps to go. Hamlin still picked up his second series win of the season. Ty Dillon lost his points lead by finishing back in the pack. The only Wisconsin driver in the field was Johnny Sauter, who finished 14th. Sauter is ninth the points standings. James Buescher took over the top spot.
Skip Kendall's two over par 73 Saturday dropped him into a tie for 30th place at the Web-dot-com Championship, being played in McKinney, Texas. Kendall is one under par going into today's final round. He trails co-leaders James Hahn and Justin Hicks by 11 shots. The other Wisconsin golfer still active this weekend is Rhinelander native Dan Forsman on the Champions Tour. Forsman is next-to-last at the A-T-and-T Championship in San Antonio. He struggled to a second straight seven over par 79 and is 14 over par going into today's third and final round. Forsman trails the leader, Mark Calcavecchia by 22 shots.