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Badgers have another 4th quarter collapse

A fourth quarter collapse may keep the Wisconsin Badgers out of the bowl picture for the first time since 2001.

A Michigan State field goal with seven seconds left gave the Spartans a 25-24 Big Ten victory Saturday.

The loss dropped the Badger record to 4-5, including 1-5 in the Big Ten.

Wisconsin has held the lead in seven of its nine games, but hasn't shown the ability to hold it.

Wisconsin hurt itself with a dozen penalties for 121 yards. Michigan State was flagged just two times.

One of the most damaging Badger penalties was a flag on the coach, Bret Bielema, with a little over nine minutes left and Wisconsin ahead 24-13. Bielema got a 15-yarder for his argument to an official after Jay Valai was flagged for running into a referee.

John Clay led the Badger offense with 111 yards rushing. P.J. Hill had another 106. Garrett Graham replaced injured tight end Travis Beckum and grabbed six passes for 68 yards and the first score of the game.

Spartan kicker Brett Swenson had four field goals, including the winner.

The Badgers face a must-win game on Saturday at Indiana. The Hoosiers are 1-4 in the conference and 3-6 overall.

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