Wisconsin Football: Top 30 Games in Wisconsin Badgers History

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Wisconsin vs. Kansas State: December 11, 1982

Independence Bowl: Wisconsin 14, Kansas State 3

For the first time in school history, the Wisconsin Badgers could call themselves bowl game winners as a 14-3 decision in the Independence Bowl over Kansas State was the Badgers first win in post-season play.

In a freezing cold game in Shreveport, Louisiana, the play reflected the weather in an ugly game. The teams combined for five turnovers and 14 punts, and only 22 passes were caught on the day in 59 combined attempts.

The Badgers managed to score both of their touchdowns through the air, as Randy Wright led the team to victory. He found receiver Tim Stracka for an 87-yard score, setting an Independence Bowl record.

Wisconsin’s defense, led by a strong showing from Tim Krumrie, held Kansas State to 65 rushing yards on 33 attempts.

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