Ball claims fourth Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor

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For the fourth time in his record-breaking junior season, Wisconsin running back Montee Ball has been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.

Ball earned the honor for the second-consecutive week, and the four weekly awards Ball has claimed this season rank as the second-most by any player in a single season in conference history.

Combined with the three Offensive Player of the Week awards earned by senior QB Russell Wilson, the Badgers secured seven weekly offensive honors in 12 weeks this season.

Ball shares the title this week as co-offensive player of the week alongside Michigan QB Denard Robinson.

Ball extended his Big Ten single-season record to 34 total touchdowns by rushing for four scores in the Badgers' 45-7 win over Penn State on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. The Wentzville, Mo., native carried 25 times and finished with 156 yards to go along with the fourth four-touchdown game of his career.

Ball now has 27 rushing TDs on the year -- also a Big Ten single-season record.

By scoring multiple touchdowns for the 12th-cosnecutive game, Ball broke the NCAA record for consecutive multi-TD games held by Oklahoma State's Barry Sanders. He also is closing in on Sanders' single-season touchdowns record, which was set at 39 in 1988.

In all, Ball has scored at least one touchdown in 18 straight games.

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Good Job Monte Ball...
Save some for Saturday.....
Go Badgers .. On Wisconsin

See you in Indy!!!

Way to go Montee!!! It has been great watching you develop as a player and into a very fine young man. I as so proud of you. Keep up the good work. Do this big Badger fan a solid and beat the tar out of MSU. We all know the Badger's are the better team. Now is the time to prove it!!
I also need to do a shout out to Jared Abbrederis. It had to hurt a bit giving up the scholarship, You could have been a brat about it and pout and not play to the level you do but you took it like a man and have played awesome as always. Keep up the great work. Us fans do appreciate you, your great playing, and the sacrafice you gave up for the team. Keep up the awsome work on and off the field. On Wisconsin and BEAT MSU!!!!!

ON WISCONSIN