Cardinal downs White in spring game, 33-11

<b>Head coach Bret Bielema leads the Cardinal and White teams into Camp Randall Stadium for Saturday's spring game</b>

Head coach Bret Bielema leads the Cardinal and White teams into Camp Randall Stadium for Saturday's spring game

April 17, 2010

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MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin football team held its annual spring game in front of approximately 23,567 fans inside Camp Randall Stadium Saturday afternoon.

The Cardinal team, which consisted of the No. 1 offense and defense, downed the White squad, 33-11.

  2010 Spring Game
1st Rapid-Fire 2nd 3rd Rapid-Fire 4th Final
  White 0 4 6
0
1 0
11
  Cardinal 6
4 14
3
4 2
33
  Statistical Leaders
  Rushing: Montee Ball (Cardinal) 24 carries, 74 yards, 2 TD
  Passing: Scott Tolzien (Cardinal) 12-22, 138 yards
  Receiving: Lance Kendricks (Cardinal) 6 receptions, 63 yards
  Defense: Ethan Armstrong (White) 14 tackles, 1 pass breakup

Scott Tolzien made the start for the Cardinal team and Jon Budmayr for the White. The Cardinal team jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter with two field goals from Philip Welch.

Before the second quarter, Welch and Alec Lerner kicked four field goals each in the rapid-fire kicking contest. Welch went 4-for-4 with a long of 45 yards and Lerner went 4-for-4 with a long of 42 yards for the white. Each team got a point for each field goal made bringing the score to 10-4 in favor of the Cardinal team.

The Cardinal team extended its lead when Montee Ball picked up his first of two touchdowns. Ball concluded a 15-play, 71-yard drive with a two yard rush over the pile.

The White team, which was led by Zach Brown in the backfield, went 50 yards down the field to get its first field goal on a 37-yard attempt by Lerner. The White team received double points for all of its scores during the spring game to bring the score to 16-10 (14 for touchdowns, six for field goals, two for extra points).

Before the end of the first half, Jay Valai, who was playing for the Cardinal team, picked off Budmayr with 1:33 left in the half to put them on the White 37.

Kyle Jefferson kept the drive alive with a 17 yard completion on a third and 9. Ball capped the six-play, 37 yard drive with a seven yard touchdown run down the middle.

Tolzien returned for the start of the third quarter to lead the Cardinal team to another Welch field goal. Welch made the 32-yard attempt to give the Cardinal team a 27-10 lead. Budmayr led the White team and Cardinal team for the remainder of the third quarter.

Prior to the start of the fourth quarter there was a second round of rapid-fire field goals. Welch went 4-for-4 with a long of 56 yards while Lerner went 1-for-4 to give the Cardinal a 31-10 lead.

The second half scoring was limited with the Cardinal team getting a safety on a Louis Nzegwu sack in the fourth quarter. Nate Tice took the snaps for the White team in the fourth quarter and Budmayr for the Cardinal.

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The Cardinal team finished with 97 rushing yards, led by 75 for Ball. Zach Brown finished with 50 rushing yards playing for both the Cardinal and White.

In the air, the Cardinal team finished 15-of-28 while White was 9-of-20. Tolzien went 12-for-22 for 138 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. Budmayr finished 9-of-19 for 68 yards and two interceptions.

On the receiving end, Lance Kendricks led all players with six catches for 63 yards and a long completion for 19 yards. The Cardinal team finished with 15 catches for 154 while the White team had nine grabs for 68 yards. Isaac Anderson led the White team with two catches for 17 yards.

Ethan Armstrong led all players with 14 tackles while playing for the White team with Conor O’Neil getting 12 and Kevin Claxton picking up nine tackles. The White team had 71 tackles.

For the Cardinal team, Nzegwu had three sacks for a loss of 21 yards. The Cardinal team finished with five sacks for a loss of 31 yards and had two interceptions from Valai and Culmer St. Jean.

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