Ball drop: Wisconsin wins Duke's Mayo Bowl, breaks trophy

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Graham Mertz accounted for three touchdowns and Wisconsin turned four second-half interceptions into 21 points to beat Wake Forest 42-28 in the Duke's Mayo Bowl.

Mertz threw for 130 yards and ran for two short touchdowns as Wisconsin finished the season on a high note.

The Badgers trailed 21-14 before they intercepted Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman on four straight possessions to take control.

After the game, Mertz was dancing with the Duke's Mayo Bowl trophy when he dropped the football-shaped piece of Lenox crystal on top and it shattered on the locker room floor.

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