Nov. 9, 2013
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Wisconsin Postgame Notes
Wisconsin vs. BYU
Nov. 9, 2013
Camp Randall Stadium – Madison, Wis.
• Today’s game captains were senior LBs Ethan Armstrong and Chris Borland and senior OLs Chris Gill and Zac Matthias.
• Wisconsin improves to 21-5 in games played in November since the start of the 2006 season, including 11-1 at home. The Badgers are also now 4-0 against non-conference teams over that span.
• Wisconsin improved to 60-6 (90.9 percent) at home since the start of the 2004 season, the third-best record in the nation over that span, trailing Boise State and Oklahoma.
• UW has now won 29 consecutive home games against non-conference opponents, dating back to Sept. 13, 2003. That is the second-longest active streak in the FBS, trailing only LSU (40).
• The Badgers improved to 5-0 at home this season and have outscored their five opponents by a combined score of 196-33.
• Wisconsin has surrendered just three touchdowns at home this season, and is allowing 6.6 points per game.
• BYU scored one touchdown on two red zone possessions today. UW has allowed just nine touchdowns on its opponents 23 red zone attempts (39.1 percent).
• The Badgers allowed the Cougars to convert just 7 of 19 third downs (36.8 percent). On the season, UW opponents have converted just 30.2 percent of third down opportunities.
• BYU entered the game averaging 258.8 yards rushing per game. Wisconsin limited the Cougars to 163 yards on the ground, their second-lowest total of the season (low was 159 vs. Utah State on Oct. 4).
• The Cougars entered the game averaging 511.1 yards of offense per game. Wisconsin held BYU to 370 yards, the Cougars second-lowest output of the year, trailing only 362 yards at Virginia on Aug. 31.
• Senior RB James White scored three touchdowns today, his fifth career game with at least three TDs. He now has 46 career touchdowns, which ties him with Billy Marek behind only Montee Ball (83) and Ron Dayne (71) on Wisconsin’s all-time list.
• White is also fourth in career rushing touchdowns, with 43, trailing Ball (77), Dayne (71) and Billy Marek (44).
• White recorded the 15th 100-yard rushing game of his career and sixth this season. UW is 15-0 when he runs for at least 100 yards.
• White accounted for 194 yards of total offense, 147 rushing and 47 receiving on a career-high six receptions.
• With his second-quarter touchdown pass, sophomore QB Joel Stave now has 16 TD passes on the season and 22 for his career. That ties him for ninth on both UW’s single-season and career lists.
• With eight catches today, senior WR Jared Abbrederis moved into second place on Wisconsin’s career receptions list. He now has 178 career catches, trailing only Lee Evans (202).
• Senior TE Jacob Pederson hauled in a season-high six catches for 49 yards. His six catches also equals his career high, marking the third time Pederson has caught six passes in a game.
• After missing last week’s game at Iowa, senior LB Chris Borland returned and led the Badgers with 13 tackles, including 2.5 TFLS. It is his 16th career double-digit tackle game and fourth this season. Borland also had two sacks, which tied a career-high for the senior, and brought his season total to four sacks.
• Sophomore S Tanner McEvoy recorded his first career interception, picking off BYU quarterback Taysom Hill in the first quarter. McEvoy also added five tackles, a career high.
• Sophomore K Jack Russell made the first two field goals of his career, a 38-yarder in the second quarter and a 26-yarder in the third quarter. He had been 0-4 prior to that kick. They were Wisconsin’s first made field goals since Kyle French made a 42-yarder at Ohio State on Sept. 28.
• Sophomore S Michael Caputo recorded a career-high 12 tackles. His previous career-best mark was 10 at Arizona State on Sept. 14, 2013.