Postgame Notes: Wisconsin vs. Ohio State




Oct. 30, 2011

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Postgame Notes
Wisconsin at Ohio State
Oct. 29, 2011
Ohio Stadium - Columbus, Ohio

Team Notes
•    Wisconsin has lost two straight games for the first time since Oct. 10, 2009 (31-13 at Ohio State) and Oct. 17, 2009 (20-10 vs. Iowa).

•    It's the first time Wisconsin has lost consecutive road games since Oct 18, 2008 (38-16 at Iowa) and Nov. 1, 2008 (25- 24 at Michigan State).

•    Wisconsin has converted its last eight turnovers gained into touchdowns, or every turnover in Big Ten play.

•    The Badgers gained just 89 yards rushing, the first time UW was held under 100 yards since gaining 99 at Northwestern on Nov 11, 2009.

•    It's the fewest rushing yards gained by Wisconsin since it had 87 at Iowa on Oct. 17, 2009.

•    Ohio State passed for only 89 yards. It's the third time this season Wisconsin has held an opponent under 100 yards passing and only two out of eight teams have eclipsed 200 yards.

•    The Buckeyes rushed for 268 yards, the most given up by the Badgers since Cal Poly gained 276 on Nov. 22, 2008.

•    Wisconsin finished with 95 tackles in the game, the most for the Badgers since recording 98 against Akron on Sept. 6, 2003.

•    The Badgers' 11 tackles for loss were the most since posting 13 at Iowa on Oct. 17, 2009.

Individual Notes
•    Senior QB Russell Wilson has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 32-straight games, four short of the NCAA record.

•    Wilson threw for 253 yards and 3 scores on 20-32 passing on Saturday. He now has 19 passing touchdowns on the season, which is tied for second-most in program history. The record is 21 set by John Stocco in 2005.

•    Wilson's 2,033 passing yards on the season is the 12th-highest total in program history.

•    Junior RB Montee Ball has scored at least one TD in each of the last 14 games. He has 36 total touchdowns over that span. Ball has scored at least two TDs in every game this season.

•    With a rushing touchdown against Ohio State, Ball has 18 rushing touchdowns on the season which ties for fourth-most in one season at UW.

•    Ball has 128 total points on the season, which ranks second all-time in program history. The record is 144 points by Brian Calhoun in 2005. Ball's 21 total touchdowns is tied for second-most all-time at UW. The record is 24 by Calhoun in 2005.

•    Junior LB Mike Taylor recorded a career-high 22 tackles, including 2.5 TFLs. The 22 tackles are the most by a Badger player since Bob Adamov had 23 against Purdue on Oct. 10, 1998.

•    WR Jared Abbrederis set a career high with 113 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns and tied a career high with six receptions. It's the second 100-yard game this season for Abbrederis as he had 101 against South Dakota on Sept. 24.

•    LB Kevin Claxton posted a career-high 10 tackles and added a career-high 2.5 TFLs.

•    With Taylor (22), Chris Borland (13) and Claxton (10), Wisconsin had three players reach double-digit tackles in the same game for the first time since Mark Zalewski (14), Joe Stellmacher (12) and Jonathan Casillas (12) against Bowling Green on Sept. 2, 2006.

•    DB Shelton Johnson finished with a career-high 8 tackles.

•    Senior DB Andrew Lukasko recorded his first career fumble recovery, falling on the ball after OSU mishandled a punt in the third quarter.

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