1999 Wisconsin Badgers football team

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1999 Wisconsin Badgers football
University of Wisconsin Waving W.svg
Rose Bowl champion
Big Ten champion
Rose Bowl, W 17–9 vs. Stanford
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 4
AP No. 4
1999 record 10–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Barry Alvarez (10th year)
Home stadium Camp Randall Stadium
(Capacity: 76,129, Astroturf)
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →
1999 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 Wisconsin $   7 1         10 2  
#5 Michigan %   6 2         10 2  
#7 Michigan State   6 2         10 2  
#11 Penn State   5 3         10 3  
#18 Minnesota   5 3         8 4  
#24 Illinois   4 4         8 4  
#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

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

Roster[edit]

1999 Wisconsin Badgers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 81 Anelli, MarkMark Anelli So
RB 29 Bennett, MichaelMichael Bennett So
QB 5 Bollinger, BrooksBrooks Bollinger Fr
WR 88 Chambers, ChrisChris Chambers Jr
T 54 Costa, DaveDave Costa Jr
WR 22 Davis, NickNick Davis So
RB 33 Dayne, RonRon Dayne Sr
G 60 Ferrario, BillBill Ferrario Jr
C 72 Johnson, AlAl Johnson Fr
T 64 Johnson, BenBen Johnson Fr
WR 1 Merritt, AhmadAhmad Merritt Sr
T 75 McIntosh, ChrisChris McIntosh Sr
C 70 Rabach, CaseyCasey Rabach Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 77 Bryant, WendellWendell Bryant So
FS 8 Doering, JasonJason Doering Jr
CB 36 Echols, MikeMike Echols So
CB 2 Fletcher, JamarJamar Fletcher Jr
LB 49 Greisen, NickNick Greisen So
LB 19 Knight, RogerRoger Knight Jr
DT 78 Kolodziej, RossRoss Kolodziej Jr
SS 26 Myers, BobbyBobby Myers Sr
LB 44 Thompson, DonnelDonnel Thompson Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 14 Stemke, KevinKevin Stemke Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Season[edit]

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 Dayne[edit]

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 honors[edit]

  • 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 results[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 11:00 AM Murray State* No. 9 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI MSC W 49–10   77,527[5]
September 11 11:00 AM Ball State* No. 9 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI ESPN+ W 50–10   75,807[6]
September 18 2:15 PM at Cincinnati* No. 8 Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH FSN L 12–17   27,721[7]
September 25 2:30 PM No. 4 Michigan No. 17 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI ABC L 16–21   79,037[8]
October 2 2:30 PM at No. 12 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC W 42–17   93,524[9]
October 9 11:00 AM at No. 25 Minnesota No. 20 MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ESPN2 W 20–17 OT  63,108[10]
October 16 11:00 AM Indianadagger No. 18 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI ESPN W 59–0   78,243[11]
October 23 11:00 AM No. 11 Michigan State No. 16 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI ESPN2 W 40–10   78,469[12]
October 30 11:00 AM at Northwestern No. 11 Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPN+ W 35–19   42,292[13]
November 6 2:30 PM at No. 17 Purdue No. 10 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ABC W 28–21   67,308[14]
November 13 2:30 PM Iowa No. 9 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI (Rivalry) ABC W 41–3   79,404[15]
January 1 3:30 PM vs. No. 22 Stanford* No. 4 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) ABC W 17–9   93,731[16]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Game notes[edit]

Ohio State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wisconsin 0 6 12 24 42
Ohio State 7 10 0 0 17

Regular starters[edit]

Team players in the NFL[edit]

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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