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Forget all the white noise surrounding the Ohio State-Wisconsin showdown on Saturday.
If the Badgers can run the ball at will - and the Buckeyes are unable to stop them - it's game, set, match.
''Their strength is their run game and their power game and that's what they do best,'' Ohio State defensive end John Simon said. ''It's our job to stop that. If we can stop the run, that'll be big for us.''
Wisconsin's rushing attack is built on a talented offensive line, an unshakeable self-assurance in their ability to move the chains, some odd personnel alignments and human projectiles named Montee Ball, James White and Curt Phillips.
Ohio State, thanks to 1,000-yard quarterback Braxton Miller and blossoming sophomore Carlos Hyde, averages more yards on the ground per game - 256 to 219.
But the Badgers passed just seven times in their last game, a 62-14 beatdown of Indiana in which they rushed for 564 yards.
In that game, Ball ran ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Montee Ball is in charge of the entertainment for Wisconsin's senior day.
Needing just two touchdowns to become the all-time leader in major college football, the Badgers running back would like nothing more than to get the record Saturday when Wisconsin (7-3, 4-2 Big Ten) hosts unbeaten Ohio State in Ball's final game at Camp Randall Stadium.
Ball has 77 career touchdowns...
MADISON, Wis. When Wisconsin's football program holds its annual senior day festivities during Saturday's final home game, nine players will be honored for their contributions to the team. Though the class is small, each man carries his own notable story of perseverance.Running back Montee Ball endured a tumultuous offseason but now stands one touchdown shy of tying the...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Forget all the white noise surrounding the Ohio State-Wisconsin showdown on Saturday.
If the Badgers can run the ball at will -- and the Buckeyes are unable to stop them -- it's game, set, match.
"Their strength is their run game and their power game and that's what they do best," Ohio State defensive end John Simon said. "It's our...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - It used to be that Ohio State players despised their longtime enemies to the north, Michigan, and abided everyone else on their schedule.
Now the Buckeyes also have a special level of dislike for the Wisconsin Badgers.
"I don't want to go on record saying that I hate Wisconsin more than Michigan," Buckeyes wide receiver Corey Brown said...
After a slow start to the season, the Wisconsin Badgers (7-3, 4-2) have won four out of their last five games heading into this showdown against undefeated Ohio State. Although the Buckeyes are ineligible for postseason, they are motivated by first year head coach Urban Meyer, who knows the future is bright. This is a battle between Wisconsin's brute strength and Ohio State...
Stanford hosted Oregon State last week, and the game resulted in the crew’s second push of the year. I added a third push when Virginia benefited from one of the worst phantom pass interference calls in recent memory against Miami. Ties are no fun, and with a push, no one wins. So here’s hoping that week 12 will be a bit more definitive. I’ve often wondered why all...
The playoffs are here. No time to mess around now. Put in your best lineup and let the best man win. Here are the key fantasy games on the docket. Seems that the most intriguing action is backloaded later in the day.12:00pm ETIowa at MichiganIt's Senior Day in Ann Arbor, but it appears Denard Robinson will be nothing more than a spectator in this one. Northwestern at Michigan...
What do you get when you combine Wisconsin and Ohio State? Besides fans that HATE each other, awesome tailgates, and a ton of trash talking - you also get really good football games. At least that's the case over the last decade or so. Since 1999 these two teams have played 11 games with the Buckeyes holding just a 6-5 record and the average margin of victory is just 11 points...
Week 11 Maxwell Award Elite
Going into last week it appeared Alabama was labeled unbeatable, defeating every thrown obstacle, but Texas A&M Freshman QB Johnny Manziel went against the Tide and took down the SEC Goliath. Manziel completed 24 of his 31 passing attempts for 253 yards and two touchdowns while rushing the ball 18 times for 92 yards. Even when pressured or throwing...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Its spot in the Big Ten title game already assured, Wisconsin now gets a chance to prove it deserves it.
Knocking off No. 6 Ohio State (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten) would go a long way toward erasing that asterisk hanging over the Badgers these days. Wisconsin, you see, actually trails the Buckeyes by two games in the Leaders Division, but it's the Badgers (7-3, 4...