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Wisconsin Postgame Notes
Wisconsin vs. Indiana
Nov. 16, 2013
Camp Randall Stadium – Madison, Wis.

• Today’s game captains were seniors WR Jeff Duckworth, LB Brendan Kelly, S Dezmen Southward and RB James White.

• Wisconsin has won nine straight games against Indiana, outscoring the Hoosiers 467-136 in those games. UW has averaged 346.0 rushing yards per game in those nine wins. It is the longest win streak by either team in the series (dates back to 1907).

• The Badgers improved to 25-4 in games after Nov. 1 over the last eight seasons. UW is also 12-1 at home in the month of November since 2006.

• UW is now 6-0 at home this season and has outscored its opponents (196-33).

• Wisconsin has now won at least eight games in each of the last five seasons.

• The Badgers have won five straight games, their longest winning streak since winning five in a row from Nov. 5-Dec. 3, 2011.

• Today was Wisconsin’s 11th-straight win by double digits.

• Indiana entered today’s game having scored in 21-straight quarters, dating back to the third quarter of its game against Missouri on Sept. 21. The Badgers shut the Hoosiers out in the first half. The last time IU was shut in the first half was Sept. 29, 2012 vs. Northwestern.

• The Hoosiers had been shut out in a total of three quarters through their first nine games. Wisconsin held IU without a point in three quarters Saturday.

• Wisconsin also snapped IU’s school-record streak of 10 games with at least 28 points. The last time Indiana did not score a touchdown was a 55-3 loss to Michigan State on Nov. 19, 2011.

• Indiana entered today’s game averaging 43.1 points and 527.1 yards of total offense, both in the top 10 in the country. The Badgers limited them to 3 points and 224 yards.

• UW entered the game tied for the national lead, allowing opponents to score touchdowns on just 39.1 percent of its red zone trips. After IU went 0-for-1 on TDs inside the red zone, the Badgers have allowed just nine touchdowns on 24 red zone trips (37.5%).

• The Badgers rushed for 554 yards on 50 carries (11.1 ypc.). That's the second-best total in school history and the most by an FBS team this season.

• UW had seven rushes of at least 30 yards. That’s more than 73 FBS teams had on the SEASON entering Saturday.

• Wisconsin finished the game with 676 yards of total offense, second-highest total in school history and the 17th time the Badgers have gone over 600 yards. Five of those performances have been again Indiana, including three times in the last six meetings. UW’s school record of 705 total yards came vs. Indiana in 1999.

• With a 93-yard touchdown run on the Badgers’ first play from scrimmage, senior RB James White went over 1,000 yards for the season. He finished with a career-high 205 yards on the day and has 1,156 on the season. He is the eighth player in school history to have multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons as he ran for 1,052 yards as a true freshman in 2010.

• White’s 93-yard run is the longest in Wisconsin history and just the third run of at least 90 yards in school history. The others were a 91-yarder by Tom Bringham vs. Western Michigan on Sept. 21, 1963 and a 90-yard run by David Gilreath at Indiana on Nov. 8, 2008. It was the second-longest play from scrimmage in school history, surpassed only by a 99-yard touchdown pass from Jim Sorgi to Lee Evans vs. Akron on Sept. 6, 2003.

• Entering today’s game, the only longer run in the country than White’s 93-yarder was a 96-yard run by Army’s Terry Baggett against Eastern Michigan on Oct. 12.

• White and Melvin Gordon have both surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing plateau. This is the second time in school history UW has had two 1,000-yard rushers in the same season. White and John Clay both went over 1,000 yards in 2010.

• White and Gordon (146 yards) both rushed for at least 100 yards, the fifth time this season they have done so and the sixth time in their careers they have both rushed for at least 100 yards in the same game.

• White has now scored 47 touchdowns in his career, taking over third place in Wisconsin history. He trails only the NCAA’s all-time leader, Montee Ball (83), and college football’s all-time leading rusher, Ron Dayne (71). White’s 47 TDs also rank ninth all-time among Big Ten players.

• White also moved past Billy Marek and into fifth on UW’s career rushing list with 3,727 yards.

• For Gordon, it was the seventh time in 10 games this season that he has rushed for at least 140 yards.

• Senior WR Jared Abbrederis scored the first two rushing touchdowns of his career, scoring on a 32-yard run in the third quarter and a 49-yard run in the third quarter. He now has 24 career TDs, including eight this season. He finished the game with three rushes for 86 yards.

• Senior TE Jacob Pedersen had a career-high 92 receiving yards, including a career-long 61-yard reception on the Badgers’ first drive of the third quarter.

• Senior LB Chris Borland recorded a team-high 10 tackles, his 17th career double-digit tackle game and his fifth this season. He added 1.5 tackles for loss and has a team-high 7.0 on the season.

• Freshman CB Sojourn Shelton recorded his team-leading fourth interception of the season, picking off Indiana’s Nate Sudfeld on the first drive of the game.

• Senior LB Brendan Kelly recorded the second fumble recovery of his career, on Indiana’s second drive of the game. It set up Wisconsin’s second touchdown of the game.

• Sophomore K Jack Russell made a career-high three field goals and has made five straight FGs over the last two games.

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