Colorado got on the board first, following a 91 yard interception return by Colorado cornerback Donald Strickland. Anthony Davis scored Wisconsin's first points, as he rushed 7 yards for a touchdown, to tie the game at 7. Colorado quarterback Robert Hodge threw a 10 yard touchdown pass to wide receiver D.J. Hackett, to give Colorado a 14–7 lead.
Brooks Bollinger connected with wide receiver Brandon Williams for a 10 yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 14. He later threw a 7 yard touchdown pass to Darrin Charles to give Wisconsin a 21–14 lead, that held during halftime. Chris Brown rushed 4 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter, to tie the game at 21.
Zac Colvin threw an 11 yard touchdown pass to D.J. Hackett to give Colorado a 28–21 lead. In the fourth quarter, Brooks Bollinger rushed 1 yard for a touchdown to tie the game at 28. The game headed into overtime, where Mike Allen kicked a 37 yard field goal to win the game for Wisconsin, 31–28.