Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 10/13/12
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. It was only one of the 78 offensive plays Wisconsin ran during its 38-14 victory at Purdue on Saturday, but the message Montee Ball sent on that play stood out. The run accounted for just 16 of Ball's career-high 247 yards, but the fact the senior picked up the yards while lowering his shoulder and flattening Boilermakers safety Landon Feichter was one of many statements sent by Wisconsin in its best performance of the season."It was great to see because we obviously had our struggles the first couple games, but I knew we had it in us," tight end Jacob Pedersen said. "(Montee) had one of the best games of his career, and to see that (hit), to see No.28 coming into the huddle fired up, that fires us up."Consider it a release of pent-up frustration or a warning to the final five teams on Wisconsin's conference schedule, but perhaps the 46,007 fans who braved the rain, wind and chill at Ross-Ade Stadium saw the return of a vintage Montee Ball.Plus, this was a perf...
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