Wisconsin runs all over Indiana, 62-14

Montee Ball ran for 198 yards and three touchdowns, James White scored on runs of 69 and 50 yards, and Wisconsin set a school rushing record Saturday with 564 yards in a 62-14 rout at Indiana. The Badgers (7-3, 4-2) will now have a chance to claim their third straight Big Ten crown after clinching a spot in the league’s title game.

Ball also moved past 1998 Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams and into second place on the FBS career list. He has 77 career TDs, trailing only Travis Prentice of Miami (Ohio) who had 78.

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Indiana (4-6, 2-4) hasn’t beaten the Badgers since 2002 and had its two-game winning streak end.

Ball opened the scoring with a 10-yard TD run, and White added a 69-yard TD run late in the half to make it 24-7. Ball had two more TD runs in the third quarter.

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RECAP: Montee Ball put the team on his back in Wisconsin’s 62-14 win over Indiana on Saturday at Memorial Stadium, rushing for 198 rushing yards and three touchdowns. The Badgers added to a big lead in the fourth quarter.

Wisconsin’s explosive offense used big plays to take down the Hoosiers. The Badgers burned Indiana’s defense for seven plays of more than 20 yards. With 27 seconds to go in the second quarter, James White ran 69 yards to paydirt, Wisconsin’s longest play on the day. The long touchdown gave the Badgers a 24-7 lead.

Cameron Coffman threw for 233 yards while completing 25 of 46 passes for the Hoosiers. Coffman finished the game with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Coffman looked for Shane Wynn often. He hauled in six catches for 48 yards.

Indiana finished with 294 total yards, including 233 yards passing while completing 25 of 47 attempts. The Hoosiers struggled to move the ball on the ground, earning 61 yards on 23 attempts.

Wisconsin’s Curt Phillips passed for 41 yards, completing four of seven throws. He threw one touchdown and no interceptions. Phillips also ran for 68 yards on seven attempts.

The Badgers racked up 605 total yards. Along with Phillips’ stats in the passing game, Wisconsin also added 564 yards rushing on 64 attempts.

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T. E. Long on 11/10/2012 @ 3:55pm EDT Said:

Way to go, Badgers…On, Wisconsin!

Doug on 11/10/2012 @ 10:17pm EDT Said:

Wis-NEB in the big ten title game, should be a good one !