Eddie Lacy rushed for 125 yards on 25 carries, both season highs to help Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers hang on for a 24-21 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
The Bulldogs had a 27 match win streak going into Saturday's Central Region Finals.
The Bulldogs looked for the third straight series sweep, but lost 4 to 1 Saturday night against the Mavericks from Nebraska, Omaha.
Melvin Gordon became the 17th FBS player with a 2,000-yard rushing season to lead the Badgers (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten). Wisconsin still has to beat Minnesota in Madison next weekend to earn a shot at Ohio State in the Big Ten title game.
The Bulldogs knocked off defending national champs Northwest Missouri State, in a come from behind 25 to 21 win Saturday afternoon to advance in NCAA post season play.
Nigel Hayes added 15 points for the Badgers (4-0), and Traevon Jackson had 11.
Minnesota (8-3, 5-2) is assured of its best Big Ten record since 2003 and can win the West and go to the conference championship game on December 6 with a victory at Wisconsin next week.
Romans missed her entire junior season at Duluth East due to foot surgery, but battled back.
Clay Matthews, whose switch to inside linebacker the last two games has been a boon for a previously struggling defense, has been dealing with a recurring groin injury.