Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 12/2/11
            The Wisconsin Badgers’ stud running back, Montee Ball, sits just five touchdowns back of the legendary Barry Sanders’ single-season collegiate touchdown record. Ball’s four touchdown performance versus Penn State gave the junior 34 on the season. With two games left, can the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Year eclipse the 39 touchdowns Sanders accumulated for Oklahoma State in the 1988 season? Ball has already broken one of Sanders touchdowns records this season when the elusive and powerful back scored at least two touchdowns in 12 straight games, passing Sanders’ record of 11 games. Granted, Barry played in only 11 games that season, it’s still a record which hasn’t been touched in 23 years. Just to put in perspective how historic of a year it was for Sanders; in 11 games, he rushed for 2,638 yards on 344 carries (238.9 yards per game). Those are two records which may never be broken. In contrast, Ball has 1,622 yards on 248 carries through 12 games this season. ...
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