Packers, Brewers, Badgers, UW-L fans suffer tough weekend

Needless to say, it was a rough weekend for Wisconsin fans.
* The Green Bay Packers tied the Minnesota Vikings, 29-29, in overtime at Lambeau Field on Sunday.
* The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-2, at Miller Park, on Sunday ending their series winning streak at seven.
* No. 6 Wisconsin was upset by Brigham Young University, 24-21, at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday.
* And NCAA D-III No. 23 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse suffered a 35-17 old-fashioned butt kicking at the hands of NAIA No. 20 Dickinson State at home on Saturday.
The Packers appeared headed to victory after going ahead, 20-7, at one point. However, the Vikings scored 22 fourth-quarter points forcing overtime. Green Bay's Mason Crosby missed a potential game-winning 52-yard field goal attempt on the last play of regulation.
Vikings' rookie kicker Daniel Carlson missed two field goal tries in overtime resulting in the tie.
Despite the tie, The Packers and Vikings remain atop the NFC North with 1-1 records.
The Brewers last lost a series on Aug. 19, winning seven straight, three-game series. However, the Pirates ended the streak winning the "rubber game" in Sunday's three-game finale.
The Bucs have been the Brewers nemesis all season with Milwaukee winning only 5 of 16 games. The two teams have one three-game series, left, too, and of course everyone remembers the five-game Pirates' sweep of the Brewers before the All-Star break.
The Brewers could have cut into the Cubs' lead in the NL Central Division, but still top the wild-card race by three games.
Wisconsin suffered its first loss of the season and first nonconference home loss since 2003. After a 14-14 halftime tie and 21-21 deadlock after three quarters, a BYU field goal put the Cougars ahead, 24-21, with 9:58 left in the game. Wisconsin's Rafael Gaglianone's 42-yard field goal attempt missed wide left with 41 seconds remaining ending the Badgers' rally.
UW-L Coach Mike Schmidt described his team's loss to Dickinson State as "a butt kicking."
After a bye week, UW-L opens its 2018 WIAC schedule at home against UW-Whitewater on Saturday, Sept. 29. The Warhawks finished 7-3 overall and 6-1 in the conference last season.

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