The entire sports world seemed to be focused toward Madison on the night the Badgers upset #1 Ohio State. A heap of notable sports celebrities added to the attendance numbers that crammed Camp Randall. Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, Erin Andrews, Scott Van Pelt, Michael Finley, and Ron Dayne names a few of the attendees that only amped the wattage on the spotlight that tilted toward this matchup. As if Madison wasn’t electric enough, include College Gameday live from the stadium, a night game toward a top ranked hated rival, and an opening kickoff returned for a touchdown that vaulted Wisconsin toward a 21-0 lead in the first half.
Camp Randall is loud. But, on this night, the decibel level reached a point that could rival a pair of jet engines. The fan support and solid play in the trenches led the Badgers to a thrilling 31-18 victory. As the final seconds drained off the clock, Wisconsin fans trickled out of the stands and filled the field to celebrate the Badgers’ first victory over a number one team in nearly three decades. The goal posts swayed and the crowd erupted onto the streets. This moment could rank as one of the best in Wisconsin sports history. Luckily for UW, everyone was watching.