Postgame Notes: Wisconsin vs. Indiana




Oct. 15, 2011

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Postgame Notes
Wisconsin vs. Indiana
Oct. 15, 2011
Camp Randall Stadium – Madison, Wis.

Team Notes
•    Wisconsin is 6-0 for the first time under head coach Bret Bielema and the first time since 2004. It is just the sixth time since 1900 that the Badgers have started a season with six straight wins.

•    The Badgers are 2-0 in Big Ten play for the sixth time in the last nine years

•    UW has won 13 regular-season games in a row.

•    The Badgers have won each their last 10 regular-season games by at least 20 points. The average margin of victory in those 10 games is 39.4 points.

•    Wisconsin has won 14 straight home games, the fourth-longest streak in school history.

•    UW has scored at least 30 points in each of its last 10 home games, averaging 54.7 points over that span.

•    The Badgers have won nine-straight Big Ten games, by an average of 29.5 points.

•    UW’s 59 points tied for the eighth-highest scoring output in school history.

•    Wisconsin finished with 524 yards of offense to finish with more than 500 yards of total offense for the third time this season.

•    UW has amassed at least 485 offensive yards in five of its six games this season.

•    Wisconsin tallied 332 rushing yards, its first 300-yard rushing performance since racking up 329 yards vs. Northwestern on Nov. 27, 2010.

•    UW converted all four of its red-zone attempts on the day (three touchdowns and a field goal). For the season, Wisconsin has converted 97 percent (32 of 33) of its red-zone trips into points. That includes 29 touchdowns for a season red-zone touchdown percentage of 88 (29 of 33).

•    Wisconsin did not have an interception in the first three games of the season. In the last three games, the Badgers have seven INTs.

•    Wisconsin entered today tied for third in the country in scoring defense, allowing just 10.2 points per game. They allowed just seven points to Indiana, while scoring seven points themselves and forcing three turnovers.

•    The Badgers have allowed just 58 points through six games this season. Wisconsin has had two different games in 2011 in which it has scored 59 points.

•    UW had scored all of its points on offense heading into today’s game. Today the Badgers got a punt return for a touchdown and a fumble recovery for a score.

Individual Notes
•    Junior RB Montee Ball went over the 100-yard mark for the third time this season and the ninth time in his career. In three games against Indiana in his career, Ball has rushed for 424 yards and eight TDs.

•    Ball accounted for 213 yards of total offense (142 rushing, 46 receiving and 25 passing) and four TDs (three rushing, one passing).

•    Ball has scored at least one TD in each of his last 12 games. In those games, he has scored 32 TDs. On the season, Ball has scored 17 touchdowns. The single-season school record for touchdowns is 24 by Brian Calhoun in 2005.

•    Russell Wilson caught his first career TD pass and Ball threw for his first career TD when the two combined on a 25-yard TD pass in the second quarter. It was the first completion for the Badgers by a non-QB since punter Ken DeBauche completed a 31-yard pass to Paul Standring at Ohio State on Nov. 3, 2007.

•    Sophomore RB James White scored his 18th career TD and fourth of this season on a 15-yard run in the second quarter.

•    White and Ball have both scored TDs in eight games over the past two seasons and the Badgers are 8-0 in those games.

•    Both Antonio Fenelus and Aaron Henry recorded interceptions for the second-straight game. For Fenelus, it was his seventh career INT and for Henry it was INT number five in his career.

•    Sophomore TE Jacob Pedersen now has seven career TD receptions, including five this season.

•    Senior K Philip Welch booted his first field goal of the season, connecting on a 38-yard FG in the second quarter. He is now 55-of-71 in his career (.775) and ranks second in UW history in field goals made and field goal percentage.

•    Jared Abbrederis’ 60-yard punt return for a TD was his sixth career TD and his first return for a touchdown. The last Badger to return a punt for a touchdown was David Gilreath, who had a 68-yard punt return for a TD at Northwestern on Nov. 21, 2009. Abbrederis is now averaging 22.8 yards per return this season.

•    LBs Chris Borland (with a career-high 15 tackles) and Mike Taylor (13) combined for 28 tackles on the day. The last time Wisconsin had two players reach double-digit tackles was Sept. 12, 2009, when O'Brien Schofield (11) and Jaevery McFadden (10) did it against Fresno State.

•    LB Derek Landisch recovered a fumble in the end zone for the first defensive touchdown by the Badgers this season. It was the first defensive touchdown for UW since Aaron Henry’s interception return for a TD against Northwestern last season.

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