3 Defining Moments from Iowa-Wisconsin

I’m not going to hash and rehash the extracurriculars from the game day experience from Kinnick Stadium on Saturday on this post.  No, this is about the 3 major moments that essentially gave the game to Bucky.  To be completely honest, I believe the game was lost in the first quarter when the Hawkeyes could not take full advantage of the very favorable field position and had to settle for field goals.  14 points instead of 6, and this game would most certainly have turned out differently.  However, the game was still very much in the balance into the 4th quarter.  Here are 3 shots I took that were the game-defining moments from my perspective.

This was the interception that Jake Rudock threw from inside our end zone.  This would be the last play of the day for Jake.  The pass was poorly thrown and into double coverage.

This was the interception that Jake Rudock threw from inside our end zone. This would be the last play of the day for Jake. The pass was poorly thrown and into double coverage.

At the beginning of the 4th quarter, the defense huddled up and someone gave a rousing pep talk.  The sudden enthusiasm sparked the crowd.  But, even with the Badgers pinned deep in their own territory, they managed to methodically drive the ball dow field.  They did punt on this drive, but the momentum and crowd electricity was killed.

At the beginning of the 4th quarter, the defense huddled up and someone gave a rousing pep talk. The sudden enthusiasm sparked the crowd. But, even with the Badgers pinned deep in their own territory, they managed to methodically drive the ball down field. They did punt on this drive, but the momentum and crowd electricity was killed.

Moment3DinkOffHelmet

Then, on the Hawkeyes very next drive, QB CJ Beathard threw a pass that hit an OL in the helmet shooting the ball straight up and into the hands of a Badger lineman. Wisconsin scored on their possession and the fans began to grumble out the tunnels.

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