Watson helps Washington State beat No. 19 Wisconsin 17-14

by | Sep 10, 2022 | Sports

MADISON, Wis. — Nakia Watson scored two touchdowns against his former team as Washington State beat No. 19 Wisconsin 17-14 on Saturday.Watson scored on a 2-yard run in the second quarter and put the Cougars (2-0) ahead for good by turning a short completion into a 31-yard score with 5:12 left in the third quarter. Watson rushed for 522 yards and five touchdowns at Wisconsin from 2019-20 before transferring.“He represented himself and all the work he’s put in,” Washington State coach Jake Dickert said. “I’m proud of him.”A game that featured three turnovers by each team and multiple bizarre plays produced a happy homecoming for Dickert.Dickert was born in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha, Wisconsin, about 65 miles east of Camp Randall Stadium. Dickert played for Wisconsin-Stevens Point from 2002-06, and about 200 friends and relatives gathered for a pregame tailgate Saturday.“My grandma told me something today, your grandpa would be so proud if my grandpa was still here,” Dickert said. “That’s a special moment. Special people that just know me as Jake Dickert. That’s always what we’ve been. I’m just proud to be able to win this game with all of them here cheering us on.”This game featured two separate plays in which one team intercepted a pass and then fumbled the ball away, creating a first down for the team that threw the pick.Wisconsin (1-1) trailed 17-14 and faced third-and-6 from the Washington State 9 midway through the f …

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