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1999 Wisconsin Badgers football team

The 1999 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season.

1999 Wisconsin Badgers football
Wisconsin Badgers logo.svg
Big Ten champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 17–9 vs. Stanford
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 4
1999 record10–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coachBarry Alvarez (10th season)
Home stadiumCamp Randall Stadium
(Capacity: 76,129, Astroturf)
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →
1999 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 4 Wisconsin $   7 1         10 2  
No. 5 Michigan %   6 2         10 2  
No. 7 Michigan State   6 2         10 2  
No. 11 Penn State   5 3         10 3  
No. 18 Minnesota   5 3         8 4  
No. 24 Illinois   4 4         8 4  
No. 25 Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Ohio State   3 5         6 6  
Indiana   3 5         4 7  
Northwestern   1 7         3 8  
Iowa   0 8         1 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

SeasonEdit

Wisconsin finished the regular season 9–2 overall (7–1 conference) and were sole champions of the Big Ten Conference for the first time since 1962 (the 1993 and 1998 championships were shared). They defeated #22 Stanford 17–9 in the 2000 Rose Bowl for the third Rose Bowl victory of coach Barry Alvarez's tenure (and program history) to finish the season 10–2.

Ron DayneEdit

Ron Dayne gained 1,834 rushing yards as a senior. Dayne broke the NCAA Division I-A (now known as NCAA Division I FBS) career rushing record in the final game of the 1999 season against Iowa. Dayne ended his career with 6,397 rushing yards, eclipsing the record set the previous year by Ricky Williams of Texas.

Dayne rushed for 200 yards or more in a game a dozen times, including his final game, a 17–9 victory over Stanford in the Rose Bowl. Dayne had 200 yards on 34 carries and was named the Rose Bowl's Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive year.[1] He became one of only three (now, four) players to win two Rose Bowl MVPs (Washington's Bob Schloredt, Southern California's Charles White, and Texas' Vince Young are the others).

Dayne won the Heisman Trophy, the second player in Wisconsin's history to receive this award, after Alan Ameche in 1954. He also received many other awards in this season and throughout his college career, including Big Ten Conference Player of the Year, and All-American placement. Dayne's career rushing total remains an NCAA record. Bowl games included, he amassed 7,125 yards, becoming the first player in NCAA history to total over 7,000 rushing yards. He is one of five players in NCAA history to rush for over a thousand yards in each of his four seasons.

Individual awards and honorsEdit

  • Brooks Bollinger, Big Ten Freshman of the Year
  • Ron Dayne, All-America selection
  • Ron Dayne, Doak Walker Award
  • Ron Dayne, Heisman Trophy [2]
  • Ron Dayne, Maxwell Award[3]
  • Ron Dayne, Walter Camp Award [4]
  • Ron Dayne, Rose Bowl Most Valuable Player

Schedule and resultsEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 411:00 a.m.Murray State*No. 9MSCW 49–1077,527[5]
September 1111:00 a.m.Ball State*No. 9
  • Camp Randall Stadium
  • Madison, WI
ESPN+W 50–1075,807[6]
September 182:15 p.m.at Cincinnati*No. 8FSNL 12–1727,721[7]
September 252:30 p.m.No. 4 MichiganNo. 17
  • Camp Randall Stadium
  • Madison, WI
ABCL 16–2179,037[8]
October 22:30 p.m.at No. 12 Ohio StateABCW 42–1793,524[9]
October 911:00 a.m.at No. 25 MinnesotaNo. 20ESPN2W 20–17 OT63,108[10]
October 1611:00 a.m.Indiana No. 18
  • Camp Randall Stadium
  • Madison, WI
ESPNW 59–078,243[11]
October 2311:00 a.m.No. 11 Michigan StateNo. 16
  • Camp Randall Stadium
  • Madison, WI
ESPN2W 40–1078,469[12]
October 3011:00 a.m.at NorthwesternNo. 11ESPN+W 35–1942,292[13]
November 62:30 p.m.at No. 17 PurdueNo. 10ABCW 28–2167,308[14]
November 132:30 p.m.IowaNo. 9
  • Camp Randall Stadium
  • Madison, WI (rivalry)
ABCW 41–379,404[15]
January 1, 20003:30 p.m.vs. No. 22 Stanford*No. 4ABCW 17–993,731[16]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Game summariesEdit

Ohio StateEdit

1 234Total
Wisconsin 0 61224 42
Ohio State 7 1000 17

RosterEdit

1999 Wisconsin Badgers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 81 Mark Anelli So
RB 29 Michael Bennett So
QB 5 Brooks Bollinger Fr
WR 88 Chris Chambers Jr
T 54 Dave Costa Jr
WR 22 Nick Davis So
RB 33 Ron Dayne Sr
G 60 Bill Ferrario Jr
C 72 Al Johnson Fr
T 64 Ben Johnson Fr
WR 1 Ahmad Merritt Sr
T 75 Chris McIntosh Sr
C 70 Casey Rabach Jr
G 68 Mark Tauscher Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 77 Wendell Bryant So
FS 8 Jason Doering Jr
CB 36 Mike Echols So
CB 2 Jamar Fletcher Jr
LB 16 Chris Ghidorzi Sr
LB 49 Nick Greisen So
LB 19 Roger Knight Jr
DT 78 Ross Kolodziej Jr
LB 45 Dan Lisowski Jr
SS 26 Bobby Myers Sr
DE 99 Jake Sprague So
LB 44 Donnel Thompson Sr
CB 23 B. J. Tucker Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 20 Vitaly Pisetsky Sr
LS 86 Mike Solwold Sr
P 14 Kevin Stemke Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Regular startersEdit

Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Ron Dayne Running Back 1 11 New York Giants
Chris McIntosh Tackle 1 22 Seattle Seahawks
Bobby Myers Defensive Back 4 124 Tennessee Titans
Brooks Bollinger Quarterback 6 200 New York Jets
Mark Tauscher Guard 7 224 Green Bay Packers
Donnel Thompson Linebacker free agent Pittsburgh Steelers

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ReferencesEdit

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  16. ^ "Rose Bowl 2000". Archived from the original on 2011-11-03. Retrieved 2011-10-12.
  17. ^ "2000 NFL Draft".
  18. ^ "2000 Pittsburgh Steelers". Pro-Football-Reference.com.

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