After a record number of points and more than 1,100 yards in offense, the 98th Rose Bowl ended at a standstill Monday evening in Pasadena.
With Wisconsin 25 yards away from potentially tying the score, an officials' review determined that Badgers quarterback Russell Wilson was a tick slow in spiking the football to stop the clock, and just like that the game was over.
Wisconsin, trailing by seven points, took over in its last possession at its own 13-yard line with 16 seconds left in regulation.
But two Wilson passes -- a 29-yard gain to Jared Abbrederis and a 33-yard pass to Nick Toon -- had Wisconsin perhaps one pass away from forcing overtime.
Wilson took the snap on the second play with nine seconds left, and the game clock stopped at two seconds as the officials marked the ball after Toon's reception.
But the officials ruled that those seconds expired before Wisconsin could set the Badgers, take the snap and spike the ball to kill the clock and set up one more play.
The 83 points scored was a Rose Bowl record, surpassing the 80 points scored in 1991 when Washington defeated Iowa, 44-36.
Oregon (12-2) gained 621 yards -- 345 passing and 276 rushing.
Wisconsin (11-3) gained 508 yards -- 296 passing and 212 rushing.
Oregon 45, Wisconsin 38 (late in fourth quarter)
So much for overtime. The Oregon defense just came up with a huge turnover.