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Badgers win the Cotton Bowl!

Posted: 3:15 PM, Jan 02, 2017
Updated: 2017-01-02 18:50:16-05
Badgers win the Cotton Bowl!
Badgers win the Cotton Bowl!

The Badgers beat the Western Michigan Broncos to win the Cotton Bowl 24-16.

This is the 3rd straight year that the Badgers have won the bowl game. 

The 2016 Wisconsin Badger football team began their season in Green Bay beating the LSU Tigers. They ended it Monday afternoon in Arlington, TX beating Western Michigan in the Cotton Bowl.

The Badgers never trailed getting off to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, leading 17-7 at half.

Tight End Troy Fumagalli had six catches for 83 yards and a touchdown. Running back Corey Clement ran for 71 yards and a touchdown. The other Badger TD was scored by Dare Ogunbowale on a one-yard run.

Badger QB Bart Houston was 11-12 on passes for 159 yards. Alex Hornibrook was 2-2 for 19 yards.

Looking ahead: The Badgers open the 2017 season at home September 1st against Utah St. That is followed by another home game against a Lane Kiffin coached Florida Atlantic team. Other home games include Northwestern, Iowa and Michigan.