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Postgame Notes: Wisconsin vs. Purdue



Nov. 5, 2011

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Postgame Notes
Wisconsin vs. Purdue
Nov. 5, 2011
Camp Randall Stadium – Madison, Wis.

Team Notes
•    Wisconsin has won 15-straight home games, tied for the third-longest streak in school history.

•    The Badgers have scored at least 50 points in four games this season. In two others they scored 48 and 49 points.

•    UW has scored at least 30 points in each of its last 11 home games, averaging 55.4 points over that span.

•    Wisconsin’s 62 points scored is its highest total this season and ties as the sixth-highest scoring output in school history.

•    The Badgers’ 605 yards of total offense ties for the 10th-highest single-game total in school history and marks UW’s third 600-yard performance of the season.

•    Wisconsin has turned its last 10 turnovers gained on defense into TDs on defense. That spans the entire Big Ten season.

•    The Badgers’ rushing total of 364 yards was its best this season and highest total since rushing for 441 yards in a 55-20 win over Indiana on November 8, 2008.

•    RBs Montee Ball and James White have scored TDs in the same game nine times over the past two seasons. The Badgers are 9-0 in those games.

Individual Notes
•    Junior RB Montee Ball went over the 100-yard mark for the fifth time this season and 11th time in his career. Ball finished with 20 carries for 223 yards, giving him 1,076 yards on the season. UW has had at least one 1,000-yard rusher in 17 of the last 19 seasons, including each of the last seven seasons.

•    Ball’s 223 yards were a career-high and the 21st-best effort in UW history. That total is the best for a Badger since Zach Brown had 250 yards against Minnesota on Nov. 17, 2007.

•    Ball also extended his TD scoring streak to 15-straight games with three rushing scores. Ball’s 24 touchdowns tie him for first place on UW’s single-season list, equaling Brian Calhoun, who had 24 in 2005. He is in sixth place in Big Ten history, just two behind the single-season record.

•    Despite starting just 13 games in his career, Ball has 45 career touchdowns, which puts him second to only Ron Dayne (71) on Wisconsin’s all-time TD list.

•    Senior QB Russell Wilson has thrown at least one TD pass in 33-straight games. The NCAA record is 36 consecutive games by Graham Harrell of Texas Tech. With two TD passes today, Wilson now has 21 on the season, which ties the Wisconsin school record for single-season touchdown passes (John Stocco, 2005).

•    Wilson also added a rushing TD, his fourth of the season. Wilson is responsible for 26 touchdowns on the season (21 passing, four rushing, one receiving), surpassing the school record of 24 set by Randy Wright in 1983 and tied by Brian Calhoun in 2005.

•    Wilson accounted for 281 yards of total offense. His 76 rushing yards were a season-high and the second-highest total if his career. He had 91 against Pitt on Sept. 26, 2009.

•    Sophomore TE Jacob Pedersen caught his team-leading seventh TD pass of the season on the Badgers’ first drive. Pedersen now has 32 catches and nine have gone for touchdowns.

•    Sophomore WR Jeff Duckworth’s 66-yard reception in the first quarter was the longest by a Badger this season and the longest of his career.

•    Sophomore WR Jared Abbrederis has five TD receptions in his last six games.

•    Junior LB Mike Taylor recorded his second interception of the season and fifth of his career, picking off a pass deflected by Marcus Cromartie in the second quarter.

•    Senior K Philip Welch made a 52-yard field goal as the first half came to a close. That is tied for the fifth-longest field goal in school history. It was his fourth career field goal of 50-plus yards, the most in school history.

•    LB Chris Borland finished the game with a team-high 11 tackles, 3.5 TFLs, two forced fumbles, an interception and a pass breakup. The interception was his second of the season and third of his career. Borland has seven forced fumbles in his career.

•    Sophomore RB James White scored multiple TDs for the first time this season and sixth time in his career.

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