Springfield’s Davis caps freshman season in style in Wisconsin’s Orange Bowl win

12:26 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 Sports
Miami’s Dee Delaney (3) fails to stop Wisconsin’s Danny Davis III (6) from catching a second-quarter touchdown during the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS)

Three touchdown receptions to cap your freshman season in a big-time bowl game?

That’ll do.

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Springfield High School grad Danny Davis did just that Saturday night in Wisconsin’s 34-24 win over Miami in the Orange Bowl. The freshman wideout caught touchdown passes of 20, 5 and 6 yards from Alex Hornibrook as the Badgers (13-1) rallied from an early 14-3 deficit to cap the winningest season in school history.

Davis finished with five receptions for 56 yards. He’s the first Wisconsin receiver with multiple TD catches in a bowl game.

The 6-foot, 186-pounder finished the season with 26 catches for 418 yards and five TDs.

Wisconsin’s win pushed the Big Ten’s bowl record to 7-0. The conference can complete a perfect bowl season if Michigan beats South Carolina on Monday in the Outback Bowl.