Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

Auburn Tigers vs. Wisconsin Badgers

Both Auburn and Wisconsin come into the Outback Bowl after losses: Auburn lost 55-44 to rival Alabama in the Iron Bowl and Wisconsin was blown out 59-0 by Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship game. Wisconsin and Auburn both have top 15 rushing attacks, with the Badgers being led by running back Melvin Gordon, who rushed for 2,336 yards and 26 touchdowns this season. The last time these teams played was the 2006 Capital One Bowl, a game won by the Badgers 24-10.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

How to Watch

Details for the Outback Bowl are below:

Kickoff: Jan. 1, Noon ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: ESPN2

Radio: For a list of Auburn affiliates, click here. For a list of Wisconsin affiliates, click here.

Season recaps


11/29: Alabama 55, Auburn 44

Alabama receiver Amari Cooper had 224 yards receiving and three touchdowns as Alabama came back from a 12-point third quarter deficit to score 28 straight points to take control of the game. Blake Sims threw for 312 yards and T.J. Yeldon ran for 127 yards and two touchdowns, as the teams combined for the highest point total ever in the series. Alabama overcame Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall's 456 passing yards and three touchdowns.

11/22: Auburn 34, Samford 7

Cameron Artis-Payne ran for 129 yards and a touchdown, Nick Marshall passed for 171 yards and a score as Auburn broke a two-game losing streak against FCS opponent Samford.

11/15: Georgia 34, Auburn 7

Nick Chubb ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns, and Todd Gurley added 138 yards and a score before leaving the game with a knee injury as Georgia controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball in a dominating victory. Auburn was held to 150 yards rushing, almost 200 yards below the team's average. Georgia kept its SEC East hopes alive with the victory, but following the game Georgia still trailed Missouri by one game despite beating the Tigers 34-0 on Oct. 11.

11/8: Texas A&M 41, Auburn 38

Auburn lost two fumbles late in the game as Texas A&M ended any chance of Auburn making it to the College Football Playoff. Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen threw four first half touchdown passes. Auburn rushed for 363 yards, led by Cameron Artis-Payne’s 221 yards, but three turnovers proved too costly for the Tigers. A&M came into the game a more than three-touchdown underdog. Texas A&M sealed the game when defensive lineman Alonzo Williams recovered a fumbled snap with 54 seconds left.

11/1: Auburn 35, Ole Miss 31

The Tigers came back from a 10-point third quarter deficit to win, effectively sealing the victory when linebacker Kris Frost forced a fumble of Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell at the goal line with 1:30 remaining. The play resulted in Treadwell sustaining a gruesome leg fracture. Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall had a season-high 254 passing yards, adding two passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns. Auburn committed 13 penalties, its most in a game since 2002.

10/25: Auburn 42, South Carolina 35

The Tigers won a high-scoring affair against the Gamecocks at home. Auburn racked up 395 rushing yards, led by Cameron Artis-Payne's 167 yards. Quarterback Nick Marshall had 10 carries for 89 yards and three touchdowns. He also completed 12 of 14 pass attempts for 139 yards and a touchdown. South Carolina had a chance to tie the game at the end, but Dylan Thompson's Hail Mary was intercepted.


12/6: Ohio State 59, Wisconsin 0

Third-string quarterback Cardale Jones threw for 257 yards and three touchdowns and the Ohio State defense held Heisman candidate Melvin Gordon to 76 yards on 26 carries. Ohio State won for the 11th straight time and rolled up 558 yards on the Wisconsin defense. Ezekiel Elliott had 220 rushing yards, including an 81-yarder that put the Buckeyes up by 14. Devin Smith caught all three of Jones’ touchdown passes and finished with 137 yards receiving.

11/29: Wisconsin 34, Minnesota 24

Wisconsin clinched the Big Ten West title with its win in the Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe. Melvin Gordon ran for 151 yards and a touchdown while Joel Stave was an efficient 11-of-18 for 215 yards and two touchdowns. Alex Erickson caught five passes for 160 yards.

11/22: Wisconsin 26, ​Iowa 24

Melvin Gordon passed the 2,000-yard mark by rushing for 200 yards and two touchdowns, leading Wisconsin to its sixth straight win. Gordon became the 17th FBS player to rush for over 2,000 yards in a season. Jake Rudock threw for 311 yards and two touchdowns, who rallied from a 16-point deficit to get within two points with less than five minutes remaining.

11/15: Wisconsin 59, Nebraska 24

Nebraska's defense was shredded by Heisman candidate Melvin Gordon, who ran for an FBS-record 408 yards on just 25 carries without even playing in the fourth quarter. Nebraska jumped out to a 17-3 lead thanks to two Gordon fumbles, but the Cornhuskers couldn't sustain any offense or show down Gordon the rest of the game.

11/8: Wisconsin 34, Purdue 16

Joel Stave threw for a season-high 219 yards and two touchdowns, while Melvin Gordon continued his assault on Big Ten defenses, running for 205 yards as the Badgers won their fourth-straight game, each by at least double digits. Purdue was held to 26 yards rushing, and Boilermakers quarterback Austin Appleby was sacked four times as the Wisconsin defense totaled 10 tackles for loss. It was the Badgers' nine straight victory in the series.

11/1: Wisconsin 37, Rutgers 0

Wisconsin shut out Rutgers for its third-straight victory. Corey Clement and Melvin Gordon combined for 259 rushing yards and four touchdowns to lead the Badgers offense. Wisconsin's defense held the Scarlet Knights to just 139 yards of total offense.

10/25: Wisconsin 52, Maryland 7

The Badgers outgained the Terrapins 527-175 to cruise to a blowout victory in Madison. Melvin Gordon had 22 carries for 122 yards and three touchdowns as Wisconsin rushed for 311 yards and five touchdowns. Wisconsin's run defense held Maryland to just 46 yards on 28 carries and didn't allow a point until the final minute of the game.

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