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Postgame Notes: Wisconsin vs. Penn State


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Nov. 30, 2013

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Wisconsin Postgame Notes
Wisconsin vs. Penn State
Nov. 30, 2013
Camp Randall Stadium – Madison, Wis.

TEAM NOTES
• Today’s game captains were seniors WR Jared Abbrederis, DE Tyler Dippel, DE Pat Muldoon and TE Jacob Pedersen.

• Wisconsin lost at Camp Randall Stadium for just the third time in the last four years and is now 61-7 at home since the start of the 2004 season. UW entered the game with the third-best home record in the nation since 2004.

• The Badgers were also defeated for just the fifth time over in games played after Nov. 1, dating back to 2006, falling to 27-5 in such games.

• With 120 yards on the ground today, UW set a school record for rushing yards in a season (3,396). The school record was 3,309 set last season. The 12-game mark of 3,305 was set in 1999.

• The Badgers failed to post a rushing touchdown for the first time since a 16-13 overtime loss to Michigan State on Oct. 27, 2012.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
• Sophomore QB Joel Stave finished with a career-high 339 yards passing and equaled his career-high with three touchdown passes. He also set career marks with 29 completions and 53 pass attempts. That is also the 21st 300-yards passing day in UW annals

• With three touchdown tosses today, Stave now has 20 TD passes this season, the third-best mark in school history, trailing only Russell Wilson (33 in 2011) and John Stocco (21 in 2005). He also has 26 career TD passes, which puts him in eighth place in Wisconsin history.

• With Stave’s 339-yard passing effort, he now has 3,518 career yards, moving past Mike Howard (3,402 yards) for 10th place in UW career annals.

• Senior WR Jared Abbrederis tallied a career-high 12 catches for 135 yards. He now has 1,051 yards on the season, just the fourth 1,000-yard season in Wisconsin history and the first since Brandon Williams tallied 1,095 yards in 2005.

•    Abbrederis now has 3,110 career receiving yards, moving into ninth place in Big Ten history, surpassing Purdue’s Brian Alford (3,029) and Michigan’s Anthony Carter (3,076).

•    For Abbrederis, that marked his 10th-career 100-yard receiving game, seven of which have come with Stave at quarterback.

• Senior TE Brian Wozniak caught a 4-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and a 5-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. He has five catches on the season, four of them for TDs.

• Senior WR Jeff Duckworth recorded his first touchdown of the season, catching a 20-yard TD pass in the second quarter. It was his third career TD grab.

• Freshman WR Alex Erickson recorded a career-best 4 catches for 49 yards. Erickson entered the game with 4 total career catches for 72 yards.

• Senior LB Chris Borland finished with a game-high 10 tackles, posting his fourth-consecutive game with double-digit tackles. Over his last six full games, Borland has averaged 11.8 tackles and 1.2 tackles for loss.

• Senior NG Beau Allen blocked a Penn State field goal attempt in the first quarter. The last Badger to block a field goal was J.J. Watt against San Jose State on Sept. 11, 2010.

• Sophomore K Jack Russell converted a career-long 48-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. His previous career long was 38 yards.

• Freshman S Leo Musso tallied the first blocked punt of his career, it was also the Badgers’ first blocked punt since Beau Allen blocked a punt at Purdue on Oct. 13, 2012.

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