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Wisconsin Breaks School Rushing Record In Win Over Indiana

Indiana fell to Wisconsin in their last home game of the season 62-14

Wisconsin star running back Montee Ball

Photo: Alyssa Extin

The Indiana defense was unable to stop the Wisconsin run game in their 62-14 loss.

The Wisconsin Badgers handily beat the Indiana Hoosiers at home on Saturday 62-14.  The combination of Badger running backs Montee Ball and James White almost single handedly dashed the Hoosier’s chance of going to the Big Ten title game.

After Wisconsin dominated the first quarter of the game, scoring on every drive, Indiana showed signs of life early in the second quarter after a huge sack from safety Greg Heban. Heban rushed through the line to take down Badger quarterback Curt Phillips. This brought some momentum to Indiana and brought fans to their feet for the first time since the start of the game.ecord

On the following drive, quarterback Cameron Coffman pump faked and then found tight end Ted Bolser in the back of the end zone.  However Indiana would only score one more time early in the third quarter on a 7-yard pass from Coffman to wide receiver Kofi Hughes.

“We obviously played a good defensive team, but we should be able to move the ball against anybody,” Coffman said after the game.

This contest belonged entirely to Wisconsin. Ball scored three touchdowns in the game putting his career touchdown count at 71, which is more than any other active player in college football. White also added two touchdowns for the Badgers.

Wisconsin relied so heavily on their running game that Phillips only threw the ball 7 times for 41 yards. The Indiana defense was just dominated by the monstrous offensive line of the Badgers allowing Ball and White to rush for a combined 369 yards. Wisconsin also set a single game school record in accumulating a total of 564 rushing yards in the game.

“[I] don’t like it, don’t want to like it, but I don’t want to make any excuses,” Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson said

Indiana was outmatched, undersized and outplayed in their final home game of the season. The team will be back in action next Saturday in Happy Valley to face the Penn State Nitanny Lions.

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