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Ball sets record, lifts Wisconsin past Purdue

Montee Ball ran for a career-high 247 yards and scored three touchdowns to help Wisconsin beat Purdue 38-14 on Saturday afternoon. James White added 124 yards rushing for the Badgers (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten), who outgained Purdue 645 yards to 252. The Badgers pounded out 467 yards rushing in the rain. Ball moved past Texas Tech’s Taurean Henderson and now is alone in third place in NCAA history with 72 total career touchdowns. [RELATED: Montee Ball ties, breaks Big Ten TD record] Akeem Hunt ran for 85 yards and a touchdown for Purdue. The Boilermakers (3-3, 0-2), who were coming

Montee Ball

3rd quarter recap: Wisconsin 24, Purdue 7

Wisconsin gained 113 yards on the ground in the third, and the Badgers now lead 24-7. Wisconsin stifled Purdue’s offense, giving up just -6 total yards in the quarter. The Badgers have scored 24 unanswered points. Wisconsin expanded its lead to 24-7 thanks to a two-play, 72-yard drive that ended when Montee Ball pounded in a 67-yard touchdown run. The run was the longest of Ball’s career and it tied him for the most touchdowns in Big Ten history (71). Congratulations @M_Ball28 on tying the big ten TD record! #Badgers — Kevin Zeitler (@kzeit70) October 13, 2012 The Badgers will

Joel Stave

2nd quarter recap: Wisconsin 17, Purdue 7

Wisconsin scored 10 points in the quarter, and the Badgers now lead 17-7. Wisconsin racked up 110 passing yards and 111 rushing yards in the quarter. The Badgers had four long plays in the quarter, including Montee Ball’s 20-yard run. Wisconsin has scored the last 17 points. The Badgers broke the 7-7 standstill when Ball ran three yards to paydirt to clinch a seven-play, 75-yard scoring drive. Wisconsin kept the ball on the ground during the drive, throwing only two passes. The Badgers added to their advantage when Kyle French drilled a 30-yard field goal, putting a bow on a

Kawann Short

1st quarter recap: Wisconsin 7, Purdue 7

Wisconsin’s Jacob Pedersen caught a 21-yard touchdown pass in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 7-7 at the end of the first. Purdue scored when Caleb TerBush turned a quarterback sneak into a one-yard touchdown run to finish off a two-play, 53-yard drive, giving the Boilermakers the game’s first lead. Purdue’s drive was highlighted by TerBush’s 52-yard pass. The Badgers tied the score at seven apiece after Joel Stave found Pedersen open for a 21-yard touchdown pass to cap off a five-play, 75-yard drive. The Boilermakers have the ball at their own 45-yard line to begin the second

Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball (28) looks on during the fourth quarter against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin won 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Week 7 Previews: Leaders Division battle tops list

Having taking a long, hard look at each Saturday’s five Big Ten football games, I’m offering up my weekly rankings of the games here. Wisconsin at Purdue is a big one in a weird season for the Leaders Division while Iowa at Michigan State offers up two Legends Division teams looking to stabilize their seasons. I’ll be tracking all of the games and filing my usual Snap Reactions. Follow me on Twitter @BTNTomDienhart and drop me any questions at the bottom o this post. Be sure to also bookmark any of these links and get in-game updates on Saturday: Illinois

Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer celebrates with his players after defeating the Nebraska Cornhuskers 63-38 at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE
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Revsine: Crunch these Week 7 football stats

Is it me, or has this Urban Meyer fellow had a bit of an impact at Ohio State?  I know there are still some issues with this team – a bit too reliant on Braxton Miller, a tad shaky at times on defense – but that was still a pretty impressive performance on Saturday night. I really thought going into the game that you could construct an argument that Nebraska was the best team in the Big Ten. I thought wrong. Though most teams are a pretty safe bet to win when they score 63 points, it turns out the

Ohio State's Braxton Miller

Week 7: We predict all five Big Ten games

Every week, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners. After six weeks, it’s BTN.com fans and Dienhart tied for the top spot, at 44-13, while Brent sits two games back. See our Week 7 predictions and choose your winners in this post. SEASON RECORDS BTN.com fans: 44-13; .772 Tom: 44-13; .772 Brent: 42-15; .737 Iowa (3-2, 1-0) at Michigan State (4-2, 1-1) – noon ET, ESPN Tom’s pick: Michigan State, 21-20 – The

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Tonight's 'Journey': Short, Weisman & Husker I-backs

If you missed the season debut of “The Journey 2012” last week, you can catch the entire episode on BTN2Go. This week’s episode airs tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET and our crew covers several interesting developing stories. For right now, see two bonus highlight clips in this post from twp key games last weekend. As for the rest of tonight’s episode, you’ll learn the of the promise Kawann Short made to his mother that explains why the Boilermakers defensive lineman returned to Purdue for his senior year. Also, check out the rise of Mark Weisman and his transformation from a

Jonathan Brown

Dienhart: 12 questions for Week 7

Week 7 is at our doorstep, but the questions keep coming. Here are my most vexing queries for each Big Ten team with Saturday just around the corner. Read all of my Big Ten coverage here and don’t forget to send any of your questions my way for my weekly Big Ten Mailbag. [RELATED: Week 7 Power Rankings | Week 7 Player Rankings | Week 7 Bowl Projections] Illinois Can the defense get on track? In each of the last three games, the Fighting Illini defense has yielded at least 31 points. And the defense has allowed at least 400

Montee Ball

Best of Week 7: De facto Leaders title game?

This isn’t a great weekend for games, especially with Nebraska and Penn State off. And the league’s two best teams appear to be in mismatches, with Michigan hosting Illinois and Ohio State visiting Indiana. But there are three games with some intrigue. Wisconsin’s visit to Purdue will go a long way in shaping a muddled Leaders Division race. The winner figures to have pole position to earn the division’s spot in the Big Ten title game with Ohio State and Penn State on NCAA probation and ineligible. Northwestern’s visit to Minnesota lost some juice when the Wildcats suffered their first