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Wisconsin Badgers Rush Into Record Books

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

The Wisconsin Badgers have stamped their ticket back to Indianapolis for the Big Ten title game and did so in a huge way winning 62-14 over Indiana while only completing four passes all day.

Montee Ball and James White rushed for a combined 359 yards on the ground and five touchdowns. The Badgers also set a school rushing record with 564 rushing yards.

Wisconsin (7-3, 4-3) will now wait the winner of the Legends division to see who they will be paired up against for the Big Ten crown.

Ball (198 yards, 3 tds) moved past Ricky Williams and into second place on the all time FBS career touchdown list. He has 77 career TDs, trailing only Travis Prentice (Miami OH) who had 78. Needless to say Ball will not have any problem breaking Prentice’s record.

Wisconsin’s quarterback Curt Phillips was 4/7 on the day with one touchdown. All he had to do was give it to Ball and White and let them take over the game against the Hoosiers horrific rushing defense. Quarterback’s never like to be called game managers, but that’s exactly what Phillips was and did on Saturday.

The way the Badgers run the football gives them a chance against anyone who they line up against, as it always has with previous Wisconsin teams. The offense seems to never miss a beat when Ball is out of the game and White replaces him, or vice versa.

This game didn’t tell us much about Phillips, however. He’ll get his test against Ohio State and Penn State in the next two weeks.

Will Wilson is a writer for Rant Sports covering College Football and the Big Ten Conference.

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