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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, Michigan State edged Wisconsin 16-13 in overtime.
The Badgers' losses this season have now come by three, three, three, seven and three points. Amazing.
Here are five things we learned from Wisconsin's regular-season finale:
1. Montee Ball is finally at the top of the touchdown record book.
Wisconsin's star running back had been eyeing the all-time NCAA FBS touchdown record since he announced his intention to return in January for his senior season. It didn't come as easily as expected, but he established a new mark on Saturday.
Ball scored on a 17-yard touchdown run around the right...
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BCS National Championship: Notre Dame vs. AlabamaNotre Dame has sealed up their spot in the BCS National Championship, after their big 22-13 victory over arch-rival USC. Being the only eligible unbeaten team and the fact that they are Notre Dame, there is no chance they won't be heading to Miami. Who would have thought in August a pre-season unranked Notre Dame would be heading...
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...
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...
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...
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...