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Montee Ball leaped over the pile toward the goal line, holding the ball out in front of him.
The major college career touchdown record, the tying score, the momentum - it was all right there for Ball and the Wisconsin Badgers.
And then it wasn't, as Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier punched the ball out of Ball's hands.
Wisconsin still managed to force overtime on Jacob Pedersen's 5-yard catch with eight seconds left. But the Buckeyes wouldn't let Ball and the Badgers near the end zone in the extra period. Carlos Hyde scored on a 2-yard run as Ohio State clinched the Leaders Division title outright with the 21-14 win.
''Extremely bittersweet,'' Ball said. ''It would have been perfect to score the winning touchdown in overtime and to break the record. But Ohio State played well and they deserved it.''
Ball at least got a share of the FBS record, scoring his 78th touchdown in the second quarter to tie the mark set by Travis Prentic...
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MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin senior running back Montee Ball has made history, tying the all-time NCAA FBS career touchdown record.
Ball scored his 78th career touchdown Saturday on a 7-yard run up the middle with 7:30 remaining in the second quarter against Ohio State at Camp Randall Stadium to trim Wisconsin's deficit to 14-7. He joins Travis Prentice from Miami (Ohio) atop the...
Wisconsin running back Montee Ball has tied the major college career touchdown record, scoring on a 7-yard run against No. 6 Ohio State on Saturday.
It was the 78th touchdown of Ball's career, matching the mark set by Travis Prentice of Miami (Ohio) in 1999. Ball already has a share of the FBS single-season touchdown record, matching Barry Sanders' long-standing mark of...
MADISON, Wis. For the second straight year, Wisconsin senior running back Montee Ball has been named one of three finalists for the Doak Walker Award, given to the top running back in college football.
Ball joins Oregon's Kenjon Barner and UCLA's Jonathan Franklin as finalists this year. He is the third Wisconsin player to be named a Doak Walker Award finalist, along with...
MADISON, Wis. Well, at least Wisconsin's football team knows how to make things interesting in defeat.
Ohio State edged Wisconsin, 21-14, in overtime Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium, marking the Badgers' second straight overtime loss at home this season. The margin actually represents Wisconsin's most lopsided loss of the year because the Badgers had lost...
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Wisconsin isn't about to apologize.
Yes, the Badgers (7-4, 4-3) are stumbling into the Big Ten title game after a 21-14 overtime loss to No. 4 Ohio State on Saturday. Currently third in the Leaders Division, they've basically been gifted a shot at playing for the Rose Bowl because the Buckeyes and Penn State, the two teams ahead of them, are ineligible for the postseason...
It's a pretty safe assumption that when you turn on your TV set for Wisconsin vs. Ohio State your about to see something crazy and once again these two delivered as Ohio State remained unbeaten with a 21-14 overtime victory. All this result told us is that Ohio State is good, good enough to outlast the best efforts of their opponents and in the end isn't the W all that matters...
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(photo courtesy M.P. King - Wisconsin State Journal)
As painful as it was to sit back and watch Wisconsin lose 21-14 in overtime to hated rivals Ohio State yesterday, it was even more painful to put myself through watching it a 2nd time on the good ole DVR. After watching things over once again there's only one conclusion that you can come to: Coming so close, yet losing...
The Wisconsin Badgers held Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller to his worst game of the season, but it wasn’t quite enough with the Buckeyes prevailing 21-14 in overtime at Camp Randall.
It was the first time the Badgers (7-4, 4-3) have played in multiple overtime games since the 2000 season and their second straight loss at home.
What It Means: Defensively the Badgers were...