Sept. 29, 2012
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Wisconsin Postgame Notes
Wisconsin at Nebraska
Memorial Stadium - Lincoln, Neb.
Sept. 29, 2012
Wisconsin's five-game conference win streak, the longest active streak in the nation among BCS conference teams was snapped.
The Badgers lost for just the third time in their last 14 night games away from Camp Randall Stadium.
Wisconsin's defense forced its first two turnovers of the season, as Chris Borland recovered a Rex Burkhead fumble in the first quarter and a Taylor Martinez fumble in the third quarter.
After scoring just 16 combined points in the first half of the first three games of the season, the Badgers have scored at least 20 first-half points in each of the last two games.
Senior RB Montee Ball had the 20th multiple-TD game of his career and the first of the season. The NCAA record for career multiple touchdown games is 25. For Ball it was the 12th time in his career he has scored at least three touchdowns.
Ball now has 67 career touchdowns, tying him for fifth in NCAA history. He needs 12 TDs to break the NCAA career record. He also has 61 career rushing TDs, good for sixth in NCAA history.
Junior LB Chris Borland recovered the fourth and fifth fumbles of his career, setting up two Badger touchdowns. They were Borland's first fumble recoveries since his first career start, vs. Purdue, on Oct. 31, 2009.
Senior LB Mike Taylor finished with a game-high 15 tackles, including 1.0 tackle for loss. Taylor has recorded 13 or more tackles in 10 of his last 15 games, dating back to last season.
Junior WR Jared Abbrederis went over the 100-yard receiving plateau for the second-straight game and the fifth time in his career. He finished with seven catches for 142 yards and 1 TD.
Abbrederis' 54-yard reception in the first quarter was his seventh career catch of at least 40 yards.
Abbrederis' second-quarter TD reception was his fourth of the season and the 15th of his career. That moves him into a tie for eighth place in UW history (with Pat Richter and Lee DeRamus).
In his first career road start, redshirt freshman QB Joel Stave completed 12-of-23 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown.
Senior OL Robert Burge wore No. 84 during the game and started as an extra tight end in the Badgers' jumbo package.
Sophomore WR Chase Hammond made his first career catch, a 30-yard reception in the second quarter.
Junior DE David Gilbert recorded his second sack of the season and his second career forced fumble, sacking Nebraska's Taylor Martinez in the third quarter.
Freshman P Drew Meyer punted the ball seven times, averaging 46.7 yards per punt. Three of his punts traveled at least 50 yards and three were downed inside the 20-yard line.