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LSU Stuns Wisconsin With 17 Point Comeback

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lsuThe LSU Tigers stunned a Wisconsin Badgers team, coming back form a 17 point deficit to beat the Badgers 28-24. Kenny Hilliard scored on a 28-yard touchdown run to cap a fourth-quarter rally. The Tigers extended the nation’s longest regular-season nonconference winning streak to 46 games by overcoming a 24-7 deficit in the fourth quarter.

Colby Delahoussaye kicked two field goals and Anthony Jennings threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to John Diarse to start LSU’s rally. Jennings hit Trey Quinn for a 2-point conversion to cut the deficit to three.

“We played sloppy, we did everything to the latest possible time before we decided to play best,” LSU coach Les Miles said.

The heartbreak loss for Wisconsin ruined a solid effort by the team an effort not lost in the dram by Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen

“They battled. They hung in there,” Andersen said. “I thought both teams fought like crazy. They made one more play than we did and won the game in the end.”

Melvin Gordon led the Badgers with 147 yards on the ground, but seemed distraught over the loss.

“Pretty much since I’ve been here, we’ve been coming up short in big games,” Gordon said. “Obviously, people will say, `Wisconsin can’t win a big game.’ I’m pretty sure we’ll be hearing that all year.”

The Badgers entertain Western Illinois next week and LSU host Sam Houston State

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