Wisconsin Postgame Notes
Wisconsin vs. Ohio State
Camp Randall Stadium – Madison, Wis.
Nov. 17, 2012
• Wisconsin played in overtime for the second time in three games, falling to 5-4 all-time in overtime games. The last time the Badgers played multiple overtime games in the same season was 2000, when UW went 2-1 in OT games.
• Ohio State won its 17th Big Ten game since the start of the 2010 season, matching Wisconsin for the most of any conference team over that span.
• The loss snapped Wisconsin’s nine-game win streak in the month of November and was the first loss at Camp Randall Stadium in the month of November under head coach Bret Bielema (10-1).
• Wisconsin’s four losses this season have come by an average of 4.0 points.
• Wisconsin held Ohio State to 236 yards of offense, the sixth-consecutive opponent UW has held under 300 total yards. The Buckeyes entered the game averaging 445.3 total yards.
• The Buckeyes were held to season-low totals in rushing yards (139) and passing yards (97).
• Ohio State entered the game averaging 41.3 points per game but were held to 21 by the Badgers (14 in regulation). Over its last six games, the Badgers’ defense is allowing an average of 15.3 points per game.
• The Badgers totaled 206 rushing yards against the Big Ten’s No. 1 rushing defense (in conference games), UW’s fifth 200-yard rushing performance of the season and the fourth 200-yard game in the last five outings.
• With his second-quarter touchdown, senior RB Montee Ball moved into a first place with Miami of Ohio’s Travis Prentice on the NCAA’s career touchdowns list. Ball now has 17 touchdowns on the season and 78 in his career.
• Ball broke Prentice’s NCAA record for career points (468) with 470 points for his career.
• Ball passed 1999 Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne for the Big Ten and UW school record for rushing touchdowns in a career with his 72nd rushing score. That also ties Ricky Williams (Texas, 1995-98) for second on the NCAA’s career rushing TDs list.
• Ball went over the 100-yard mark on the ground for the seventh time this season and the 23rd time in his career. He has rushed for at least 100 yards in 21 of his 29 career starts and has scored at least one TD in 26 of his 29 starts.
• Ball passed Anthony Davis (4,676 yards, 2001-04) for second on the Badgers’ career rushing list with 4,727 yards.
• Ball’s 191 rushing yards were the most allowed by Ohio State since at least the 2002 season.
• Senior QB Curt Phillips threw the second TD pass of his career in his first career start at home, connecting with TE Jacob Pedersen on the game-tying score with 0:08 remaining in the fourth quarter.
• Senior SS Shelton Johnson made a career-high 11 tackles. His previous career high was nine stops against Oregon State on Sept. 8, 2012.
• Senior CB Devin Smith finished with six tackles to go along with a sack and a pass breakup. With the 17th PBU of his career, Smith moved into a tie for 15th on UW’s all-time list, matching Scott Nelson (1990-93) and Aaron Henry (2007, 09-11).
• Freshman DB Darius Hillary made his first career start.
• Freshman Derek Watt carried the ball for the first time in his career, in the third quarter, gaining three yards.