Badgers Run Through Hoosiers

The Wisconsin football team had a record setting day running the football Saturday, as the Badgers crushed the Hoosiers at Indiana, 62-14.  Wisconsin (4-2 Big Ten / 7-3 overall) ran for a school-record 564 yards on 64 carries, an average of 8.8 yards per carry.  The Badgers 564 yards on the ground, the most by a Big Ten team since 1975 and the third most by a conference school since World War II.  Head coach Bret Bielema credited offensive coordinator Matt Canada for putting the Badgers in position where they would be successful running the ball…

Montee Ball ran for 198 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries.  Over the last five games Ball has tried to put his name back into the Heisman Trophy conversation, running for 783 yards and 10 touchdowns.  Coach Bielema was impressed with Ball’s performance against Indiana…

James White gained 161 yards and scored two touchdowns on 14 carries and Melvin Gordon picked up 96 yards and a score on eight carries.  Quarterback Curt Phillips made his first career start for the Badgers.  He completed four of seven passes for 41 yards and a touchdown and added 68 yards on the ground.  Coach Bielema and his coaching staff kept things simple for Phillips…

With Saturday’s win, Wisconsin secures a berth in the Big Ten Championship game.  Wisconsin trails Ohio State and is tied with Penn State in the Leaders Division, however those two schools are ineligible for post season play.  Coach Bielema on the perception that his team backed in the conference championship game…

Next up for Wisconsin is a home game with Ohio State.  That game can be heard on 93.9 FM WDOR. Pregame coverage Saturday is at 12:30 PM.  Kickoff from Camp Randall is at 2:30 PM.

Notes:
Wisconsin is headed to the Big Ten Championship game for a second straight season.  The Badgers will take on the winner of the Legends Division (Michigan or Nebraska) in the title game.  The Big Ten Championship Game will be played in Indianapolis at 7:15 PM on Saturday, December 1st.

Wisconsin now leads the all-time series with Indiana, 38-18-2.  The Badgers are 17-9-1 in Bloomington.

Badgers head coach Bret Bielema is 7-0 all-time against the Hoosiers and 4-0 at Indiana.

BOX SCORE

Saturday in the Big Ten:
Michigan beat Northwestern, 38-31 (OT)
Purdue beat Iowa, 27-24
Nebraska beat Penn State, 32-23
Minnesota beat Illinois, 17-3

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