Wisconsin wanted to end the season the right way. After falling short to Ohio State in the B1G Championship Game in early December, the Badgers had one more opportunity to go out with a victory.

It nearly happened, too. The Badgers had their opportunities to leave Pasadena with a Rose Bowl victory and end the year with an 11-3 mark. But four turnovers and too many penalties left Wisconsin on the wrong side of a 28-27 decision to close out the year.

After the game, senior linebacker Chris Orr talked about the heart-breaking feeling that was going around inside the Wisconsin locker room.

“Disappointment, mostly in myself,” Orr said, according to Evan Flood of 247Sports. “Feel like you let your teammates down, trust in the leadership position, you feel like you let them down when you can’t make, find a way to pull through for them.

“It’s a terrible feeling. It’s the worst feeling in football to lose a game, and to know it’s your last time hurts you even more. You hurt more for everybody else around you more so than even yourself. I’ll probably just say hurt.”

Orr finished the game with six tackles, and the defense did an excellent job of clamping down on Oregon’s offense. But two costly turnovers — both fumbles that led to Ducks touchdowns — proved to be too costly to overcome.

As many chances as the Badgers had in the game, they couldn’t produce enough offense to leave the Rose Bowl with a win.

Wisconsin ends the year with a 10-4 record and reclaimed the B1G West crown.