Final Stats |
Wisconsin at Minnesota
TCF Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, Minn.
Nov. 23, 2013
• Wisconsin’s captains today were senior NG Beau Allen, senior OLB Brendan Kelly and sophomore LT Tyler Marz, all Minnesota natives.
• The game time temperature was 18 degrees, making it the fourth-coldest game in Wisconsin history. The previous three coldest games all came again Minnesota, on Nov. 21, 1964 in Madison (11 degrees), Nov. 24, 1951 in Minneapolis (12 degrees) and Nov. 25, 1950 in Madison (17 degrees).
• The Badgers have now beaten Minnesota 10-straight times, dating back to 2004. It is the longest winning streak by either team in the history of the series (123 meetings dating back to 1890).
• Minnesota still leads the all-time series 58-57-8 but UW leads the series 39-24-3 since Paul Bunyan’s Axe was introduced in 1948.
• Wisconsin improved to 27-4 since the start of 2006 in games played after Nov. 1 (not including bowl games).
• The Badgers are 12-4 in November road games since the start of 2006.
• Minnesota entered today’s game tied for third-fewest number of turnovers in the country with nine, including just four lost fumbles. The Badgers forced and recovered three fumbles today.
• Wisconsin has allowed less than 250 yards of total offense six times this season, including just 185 yards today.
• One week after breaking a 93-yard TD run on Wisconsin’s first play from scrimmage vs. Indiana, senior RB James White busted loose for 49 yards on UW’s first play today.
• White scored his 45th career rushing touchdown and 48th overall TD on a 1-yard run in the second quarter. That moves him into ninth place on the Big Ten’s all-time rushing TDs list, passing Billy Marek (Wisconsin) and Eddie George (Ohio State), and third place alone on UW’s all-time rushing TDs list (behind Montee Ball and Ron Dayne).
• White finished the game with 26 caries for 125 yards, his eighth 100-yard rushing effort of the season and 17th of his career. The Badgers are 17-0 when White runs for at least 100 yards.
• With a 2-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter, senior WR Jared Abbrederis now has seven TD catches on the season and 23 in his career. That ties him with Tony Simmons for second all-time on UW’s career TD receptions list, trailing only Lee Evans (27).
• Abbrederis now has 2,975 career receiving yards, moving past Brandon Williams and into second place on UW’s career list, behind only Evans (3,468).
• Sophomore QB Joel Stave has thrown 17 touchdown passes this season, tied for fifth-most in school history. He has 23 in his career, good for ninth in school history.
• Freshman S Nate Hammon forced his first career fumble, on the first play of the second quarter. Junior LB Derek Landisch recovered the fumble, his second career recovery.
• Senior OLB Brendan Kelly forced his third fumble of the season and fifth of his career, sacking Philip Nelson in the second quarter. The fumble was recovered by senior LB Chris Borland.
• Borland also forced a recovered a fumble on Minnesota’s first play of the second half. It was his 14th career forced fumble, tying Ryan Kerrigan of Purdue for the Big Ten record. With two fumble recoveries today, Borland now has eight in his career, the most in school history.
• After missing his first four field goal attempts to start his career, sophomore K Jack Russell made seven-straight field goals over the last three games before missing a 39-yarder in the third quarter.