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Notes: Wisconsin vs. Arizona State



Sept. 18, 2010

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Team Notes
• Wisconsin improved to 3-0 on the season for the seventh-consecutive year.
• UW has now won 27 consecutive non-conference regular-season games dating back to the 2003 season.
• In Bret Bielema’s five seasons as UW head coach, the Badgers are 14-0 at home against non-conference opponents, outscoring them by an average of 17.9 points per game.
• Wisconsin is now 13-3 when senior Scott Tolzien starts at quarterback.
• Wisconsin did not turn the ball over against Arizona State, the first time UW has accomplished that this season and the first time since playing at Hawaii on Dec. 5, 2009.
• Neither team turned the ball over Saturday, marking the first turnover-less game the Badgers have been a part of since the 2003 season opener at West Virginia (Aug. 30, 2003).
• The Badgers led the time of possession category by a margin of 32:58 to 27:02. This marks the ninth-consecutive game Wisconsin has owned an advantage in that category dating back to a loss vs. Iowa on Oct. 17, 2009.
• Arizona State RB Deantre Lewis ran for 122 yards on nine carries. He is the first opposing player to reach the 100-yard mark against Wisconsin since Fresno State’s Ryan Matthews on Sept. 12, 2009, a span of 13 games.

Individual Notes

• TE Lance Kendricks recorded five catches for 104 yards and a TD in the first half and ended the game with a career-high 131 yards and matched his career-best with seven catches. It is Kendricks’ second career 100-yard receiving game (he had 128 receiving yards on seven catches vs. Miami in the 2009 Champs Sports Bowl).
• RB John Clay ran for 22 yards on 123 carries with one touchdown. The junior extended his national-best 100-yard game streak to nine consecutive games. He has also scored a touchdown in nine straight contests.
• QB Scott Tolzien completed 19-of-25 passes and threw for a season-high 246 yards with one TD.
• Sophomore RB Montee Ball posted career highs with four receptions for 38 yards. He also added five carries for 11 yards.
Jay Valai blocked Thomas Weber’s extra point with 4:03 remaining in the game to preserve Wisconsin’s 20-19 lead. That is Valai’s first career blocked kick and Wisconsin’s first blocked PAT since Roderick Rogers blocked an extra point at Northwestern on Oct. 8, 2005.
• LB Kevin Rouse and DE Louis Nzegwu each recorded a sack of ASU QB Steven Threet. The duo is tied for the team lead with 2.0 sacks on the season.
• Nzegwu finished with a team-high and career-best seven tackles (six solo) with a sack and a career-high two tackles for loss.
• DE J.J. Watt knocked down a pass against Arizona State, giving him a team-high four pass break-ups on the season.

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