Valai blocks PAT, No. 11 Badgers beat ASU 20-19Posted: Updated:
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's Jay Valai blocked a game-tying extra point try and No. 11 Wisconsin held on for a 20-19 victory over Arizona State on Saturday.
Arizona State's Cameron Marshall scored on a 2-yard touchdown run to cut Wisconsin's lead to 20-19 with 4:09 left in the game. But Valai, a senior safety, burst through the line to block the kick -- salvaging what had been a miserable day for the Badgers' special teams.
Wisconsin's offense then converted a critical third-and-2 play and the Badgers (3-0) ran out the clock. With that, Wisconsin fended off an impressive effort from an Arizona State (2-1) team that kept the Badgers confused for much of the day with their up-tempo spread offense and dangerous return units.
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