Found November 08, 2011 on The Sports Bank:
              If it wasn’t for the incoming hype of transfer quarterback Russell Wilson, Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball could have been the Heisman candidate coming out of Madison. The numbers that the junior is producing are absolutely ridiculous. Ball has scored a touchdown in 15 straight games and a total of 39 scores over that span (next highest total in FBS is Bernard Pierce of Temple with 23). Against the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, Ball ran for a career-high 223 yards and rushed for three touchdowns, tying him with former Badgers RB Brian Calhoun (who had 24 in 2005) for the Badgers single-season record for touchdowns. For his efforts, Ball was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. Ball’s ability to find the end-zone isn’t the only area he excels in on the field as Montee has also shown to be a “complete player.” After becoming the fifteenth Badger to amass the 1,000 yard plateau, Head Coach Bret Bielema had some really...

Montee Ball deserves Heisman consideration

Wisconsin’s junior running back does it all. He runs hard, he’s quick, he can pick up a blitz, and he can catch the ball out of the backfield. And Montee Ball has done it all while being overshadowed by his quarterback, Russell Wilson. While Wilson deserves much of the attention because of his pure playmaking ability and level of play rarely seen from a Badger quarterback, Ball...

Ball's season-long scoring binge eye-opening

MADISON, Wis. With each graceful-yet-powerful run at the end zone on Saturdays this fall, Montee Ball pushes closer toward making running back history. The exact form that this history ultimately undertakes, however, remains undetermined at this juncture.Will it stop at Wisconsin history? Big Ten history? Perhaps even Division I college football history?As of this week, Ball, the...

The Montee Ball Love Continues

The Montee Ball Show Russell Wilson received a ton of individual attention earlier this season but Montee Ball is the guy in the spotlight these days after scoring more than an out of town guy at an Eau Claire bar on Water Street. Mike Fiammeta at the Badger Herald writes that last week's game against Purdue was Ball's finest of his career and notes that most of Ball&...

Badgers Beat Down Boilermakers and Pointers

Some observations from this weekend: Montee Ball is really good, the game of the century was far from it, and I'm getting old. I assume you've gotten your fix on game stories from UW's soul cleansing win over Purdue so let's take a look at some news and notes from the weekend. Rankings and Game Times UW moved up to 16th in the AP, 14th in the Coaches, and 18th...

College football power rankings

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Wisconsin-Minnesota Preview

After two stunning losses which threatened to ruin its season, Wisconsin returned to form last week to earn a critical victory in the Big Ten race. The 16th-ranked Badgers now hope they can continue dominating the longest rivalry in the FBS as they look to stay on track. Visiting Wisconsin tries to keep Paul Bunyan's Axe as it goes for its eighth straight victory over Minnesota...
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