The Wisconsin Badgers finished their season strong last night, as they defeated Arizona State 20-13 thanks to a big day from Braelon Allen and a strong defensive performance.
A lot of youth impressed last night. Allen went for 159 yards and 5.5 yards-per-carry, Graham Mertz helped orchestrate a 10-minute game-clinching drive, wide receivers Skyler Bell and Markus Allen made a few big plays and young defenders including inside linebacker Jordan Turner played well in relief.
The win was Paul Chryst’s No. 65 in his Wisconsin career. That mark ties him with Phil King (1896-1902, 1905) for third-most on Wisconsin’s all-time win list.
The final two coaches left for Chryst to pass: Bret Beilema (68 wins) and Barry Alvarez (118 wins).
That was Paul Chryst’s 65th win at Wisconsin, tying him with Phil King (1896-1902, 1905) for third-most coaching victories in school history. #Badgers
— Dave Heller (@dave_heller) December 31, 2021
Here are some notable highlights from the contest:
Arizona State had all the momentum late in the third quarter, and drove inside scoring range down only 7.
Then Jordan Turner (54) flashed. The speed and pursuit looked legit last night. pic.twitter.com/AQPzsn4IdX
— Ben Kenney (@benzkenney) December 31, 2021