ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - John Stocco threw two first-half touchdown passes and No. 6 Wisconsin held on through a tense second half to beat No. 12 Arkansas 17-14 in the Capital One Bowl on Monday. The Badgers (12-1) led 17-7 at halftime, but most of the second half was played in Wisconsin territory. Felix Jones brought the Razorbacks within three points with a 12-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter, but Arkansas (10-4) could not overcome an undisciplined, mistake-filled performance.
Wisconsin won 12 games in a season for the first time and finished with a nine-game winning streak. Arkansas lost three straight after winning 10 in a row. Taylor Mehlhaff opened the scoring for Wisconsin with a 52-yard field goal in the first quarter, a career long and a Capital One Bowl record. Jones answered quickly for Arkansas with a 76-yard touchdown run. Stocco, the game's most valuable player, then threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Paul Hubbard and a 13-yarder to Travis Beckum.