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Sam Ficken hit a 37-yard field goal in overtime, and Wisconsin's Kyle French attempt from 45 yards went wide left to seal Penn State's 24-21 win Saturday in an emotional season finale in Happy Valley.
The Nittany Lions (8-4, 6-2 Big Ten) could have ended it for good a play earlier, but linebacker Glenn Carson dropped a potential interception.
Still, the Beaver Stadium faithful celebrated anyway after French's miss on Senior Day capped a challenging year that began with landmark sanctions from the NCAA for the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
Quarterback Curt Phillips found Jeff Duckworth for a 4-yard touchdown pass with 18 seconds left for Wisconsin (7-5, 4-4) to make it 21-all and send the game into overtime.
Badgers star running back Montee Ball ran for 111 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries, and set the NCAA record with his 79th career score.
But his record-setting day was overshadowed by bruising Penn State running back Zach Zwinak (career-high 179 yar...
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Wisconsin star running back Montee Ball set an NCAA record after scoring his 79th career touchdown on a 17-yard run in the first quarter of Saturday's game against Penn State.
The score broke a tie in the record book with Travis Prentice of Miami (Ohio), who had previously set the major college mark in 1999.
Entering Saturday's game, Ball had...
Tweet The season started with Heisman hopes for Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball. Unfortunately it will end without a return trip to New York for this year’s ceremony. But the senior is putting the finishing touches on a memorable year (and career), one he can be more than proud of. Last month Montee [...]
Penn State cornerback Stephon Morris doesn't believe the rumor about Montee Ball, the one about the Wisconsin tailback having a ''down year.''
If 1,400 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns are disappointing, imagine what the Wisconsin star senior can do in a good season.
This is the predicament facing the Nittany Lions (7-4, 5-2 Big Ten) when Ball and the Badgers...
Wisconsin took the ball and ran away with another Big Ten title.
Montee Ball ran for 202 yards and three touchdowns and the Badgers scored seven touchdowns on their first nine possessions, blowing out No. 14 Nebraska 70-31 to win their third straight, and most improbable, Big Ten title on Saturday night.
Wisconsin will be the first five-loss team to play in the Rose Bowl and is...
MINNEAPOLIS Already bowl eligible, the University of Minnesota football team had less on the line than the visiting Michigan State Spartans on Saturday. MSU came to TCF Bank Stadium with a 5-6 record, needing one more win to become bowl eligible. The Spartans took care of business, beating the Gophers26-10. Minnesota's loss was overshadowed by yet another seizure by head coach...
Montee Ball continues to break records and earn awards and on Monday he was announced as the Big Ten's Ameche-Dayne RB of the Year award winner. Joining Ball as a position award winner was TE Jacob Pederson who earned the Kwalick-Clark TE of the Year Award. Those awards also came on the heels of Ball, Pederson and five other teammates being named 1st team all-Big Ten by the...
Tonight the Big Ten will release the 2012-13 All Big Ten football teams. I offer my picks below.
QB: Braxton Miller, Ohio State
RB: Montee Ball, Wisconsin
RB: Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State
WR: Allen Robinson, Penn State
WR: Kenny Bell, Nebraska
TE: Kyle Carter, Penn State
OL: Travis Frederick, Wisconsin
OL: Spencer Long, Nebraska
OL: Andrew Norwell, Ohio State...
MINNEAPOLIS Turnovers and a lack of offense plagued the University of Minnesota football team in Saturday's 26-10 loss to Michigan State in the regular-season finale. The Gophers held a brief one-point lead in the first half but were outscored 13-3 after halftime as they fell to 6-6 on the season. Here are the grades for Minnesota's lackluster performance against the Spartans...
If there is another team in college football that has endured more hard-luck losses this season than Wisconsin, you'd be hard-pressed to find it. On Saturday, Wisconsin dropped a heart-stopping 24-21 overtime decision against Penn State, marking the Badgers' second straight overtime loss.
Wisconsin lost, 21-14, in overtime last week to Ohio State. And two games before that...
What a wild journey the 2012 season has been for the Penn State Nittany Lion football team.
In a season with some lowest of lows mixed with the highest of highs, and just about everything in-between, the Nittany Lions (8-4, 6-2 Big Ten) ended with yet another high in their 24-21 win over the Wisconsin Badgers (7-5, 4-4 Big Ten) on Senior Day at Beaver Stadium.
Following a trying...
There's been chatter abound about how this game is meaningless to the Badgers, but try telling that to a coach who's pushing for a trophy game against the Nittany Lions and recruits against them heavily every season. Oh, and there's this little record Montee Ball is looking to break and all...
Pretty sure this game has meaning for the Badgers, but just what must...
The courses for the Big Ten championship game opponents were set when they met in late September.
Nebraska came back from a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to beat Wisconsin 30-27 in the conference opener.
The 14th-ranked Cornhuskers continued to win close games. The Badgers kept losing them.
Another tight game is expected when Nebraska (10-2, 7-1 Big Ten) and Wisconsin (7-5,...
Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema understands a lot of people believe his Badgers don't deserve to be playing in the Big Ten championship game.
Asked if he's insulted by the sentiment, he says he's not.
''I appreciate the question and understand it totally,'' he said Sunday. ''I think there are 10 teams out there in the Big Ten that would love to...