Wisconsin entered Saturday averaging 280 rushing yards this season, which ranked second in the Big Ten (10th in FBS). The Badgers just about doubled that total with a 2013 FBS-high 554 rushing yards in their 51-3 rout of Indiana at Camp Randall Stadium. [ MORE: Watch Week 12 Big Ten highlights ] It marked the second-most rushing yards in a single game in Wisconsin school history, just 10 yards shy of the 564 yards on the ground the Badgers recorded against these same Hoosiers last season in Bloomington. It also set the mark for most single-game rushing yards in modern
Every Saturday night during the college football season, BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina hands out his weekly Big Ten Game Balls. The series is called “U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of the Week,” and it’s designed to spotlight the Big Ten’s top individual performances. Who took home the honors from Week 11? Find out in this post. WEEK 11 GAME BALLS 1. Devin Gardner, QB, Michigan: 16-29, 284 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT; 9 car., 47 yards, 2 TD – One week after accounting for three scores in his first start, Gardner did one better in leading Michigan to a 38-31
Wisconsin running backs Montee Ball and James White torched Indiana’s defense in Saturday’s 62-14 win, to the tune of 359 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Ball and White had their share of help on the ground, too, as the Badgers racked up a school-record and Memorial Stadium-record 564 yards, not to mention seven rushing touchdowns. Watch every one of Wisconsin’s rushing scores in this video. [RELATED: Dienhart: Badgers dash Hoosiers dreams in rout] Ball led all Wisconsin rushers with 198 yards and three touchdowns. Along the way, he passed former Texas star Ricky Williams on the career touchdown list, and
Every Saturday night during the college football season, BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina hands out his weekly Big Ten Game Balls. The series is called “U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of the Week,” and it’s designed to spotlight the Big Ten’s top individual performances. Who took home the honors from Week 8? Find out in this post. WEEK 8 GAME BALLS 1. Montee Ball & James White, RB, Wisconsin: 39 car., 341 yards, 5 TD – Or maybe it should be the Wisconsin offensive line getting the praise here. Regardless, Ball and White took advantage of the line’s strong play vs.
Pete Fiutak at FoxSports.com decided to get out in front of the college football crowd and write about his top candidates for the 2012 Heisman Trophy. Oh come on, don’t pretend you haven’t at least thought about it, too. He’s produced a slideshow of 16 names, and three of them are Big Ten players. Can you guess who they are? Scroll down in this post and we’ll tell you, then you can tell us what you think in the comments section, then click over to FoxSports.com for the full reports on all 16 players. James White, Wisconsin: “Wisconsin running backs