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Postgame Notes: Capital One Bowl


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Postgame Notes
Wisconsin vs. South Carolina
Capital One Bowl
Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium - Orlando, Fla.
Jan. 1, 2014

Team Notes
•    Wisconsin's captains today were seniors LB Ethan Armstrong, LB Chris Borland, LG Ryan Groy and RB James White.
•    With 250 rushing yards today, RBs James White and Melvin Gordon became the FBS single-season all-time leading rushing duo. Gordon finished the season with 1,609 yards while White rushed for 1,444 yards. Their combined total 3,053 yards are better than the FBS record of 3,004 set by Nevada's Cody Fajardo and Stefphon Jefferson in 2012.
•    Gordon and White are also the first teammates in FBS history to rush for at least 1,400 yards in the same season.
•    UW ran for 293 yards today, the third-best rushing performance in a bowl game in school history.
•    The 58 combined points by Wisconsin and South Carolina is the fifth-most in a bowl game in Wisconsin school history.
•    The 16-play drive Wisconsin had in second quarter tied the longest drive in Wisconsin bowl history. The Badgers also had a 16-play drive in the 1996 Copper Bowl against Utah.
•    The Badgers' two penalties tied the school's bowl record for the fewest in a bowl game. It marks the fourth time UW has committed only two penalties in a bowl game.

Individual Notes
•    Kenzel Doe returned a fourth-quarter kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown. The last Badger to return a kickoff for a touchdown was David Gilreath, who took the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown against No. 1 Ohio State on Oct. 16, 2010. It is the first time a UW player has returned a kickoff for a touchdown in a bowl game. The previous long kickoff return in a bowl game was also by Gilreath, 60 yards vs. Tennessee in the 2008 Outback Bowl.
•    Sophomore RB Melvin Gordon rushed for at least 140 yards for the eighth time this season, running for 143 yards on 25 carries. His season total of 1,609 is good for 8th all-time in UW history.
•    Senior RB James White ran for 106 yards, finishing his career with 4,011 rushing yards, good for fourth place in school history, trailing only Ron Dayne (7,125), Montee Ball (5,140) and Anthony Davis (4,676). For White, it was his 18th career 100-yard rushing game, tying him with John Clay for sixth place on Wisconsin's all-time list.
•    Gordon and White ran for 100 yards in the same game for the sixth time this season and the seventh time in their careers.
•    Sophomore QB Joel Stave threw two touchdown passes in the first half, his 21st and 22nd touchdown passes of the season. That moved him into second place on UW's single-season list, trailing only Russell Wilson (33 TD passes in 2011).
•    Junior TE Sam Arneson caught Stave's first scoring toss, a 1-yard pass in the first quarter. It was his second touchdown grab of the season and fourth of his career.
•    Senior WR Jeff Duckworth was on the receiving end of the second touchdown pass, a 3-yard catch in the second quarter. It was also his second TD grab of the season and fourth of his career.
•    Sophomore FB Derek Watt carried the ball for the first time this season and just the third time in his career, picking up eight yards.
•    Junior LB Derek Landisch forced his first career fumble, on South Carolina's first possession of the second half. Fellow LB, senior Ethan Armstrong, recovered the fumble, the second recovery of his career.

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