Postgame Notes: Wisconsin vs. Michigan State


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Oct. 27, 2012

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Wisconsin Postgame Notes
Michigan State at Wisconsin
Camp Randall Stadium – Madison, Wis.
Oct. 27, 2012

TEAM NOTES
• Wisconsin saw its 21-game home win streak snapped. The streak is the second-longest in school history, trailing only a 25-game win streak from 1900-03. The loss is UW’s first at home since Oct. 17, 2009.

• UW also saw its streak of 12 straight Big Ten wins at Camp Randall Stadium snapped.

• The Badgers played in their eighth overtime game all-time, and their first since a 34-31 double-overtime win over Fresno State in 2009. UW is now 5-3 in overtime games.

• Wisconsin covered 90 yards on 10 plays on its first touchdown drive. That is the longest scoring drive (in terms of yardage) for the Badgers this season.

• The Badgers lost for just the seventh time in their last 31 games. Each of UW’s seven losses – including three to Michigan State – have come by seven points or fewer.

• Wisconsin fell at Camp Randall Stadium for just the fourth time in 48 home games under Bret Bielema.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
• Redshirt freshman QB Joel Stave completed 9-of-11 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown (a pass efficiency rating of 208.8) before being sidelined early in the second half with a shoulder injury.

• Junior TE Jacob Pedersen caught his 13th career touchdown pass on a 31-yard reception in the second quarter. It was the longest reception of the season for Pedersen.

• Junior WR Jared Abbrederis finished with four receptions for 48 yards, moving past College Football Hall of Famer Pat Richter (1960-62) for ninth on UW’s all-time receiving yards list with 1,897.

• Senior CB Devin Smith finished with a career-high three pass breakups. Smith also forced a fumble and finished with seven total tackles.

• Senior LB Mike Taylor finished with 8 tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss. Taylor entered the game as the Big Ten leader with 10 TFLs. Taylor surpassed Reggie Holt (1990-93) for 11th on the Badgers’ career tackles list with 346.

• Senior DE David Gilbert forced his second fumble of the season on a sack of Michigan State QB Andrew Maxwell. Gilbert finished with 1.5 sacks.

• Freshman P Drew Meyer placed six of his seven punts inside the 20 yard line, averaging 41.3 yards per punt.   

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