Found November 17, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
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 sensational. Containing Miller to a season-low 2.1 yards per carry on 23 attempts and only 97 yards through the air seems like a recipe for a win. Where it went all wrong is when the offense touched the ball as it has against many of the good teams the Badgers have played this season. They run the ball extremely well and that’s about it. There were a few questionable play-calls throughout the game because it’s evident Wisconsin has trouble figuring out how to catch opposing defenses off-guard, particularly defenses among the nation’s best. With that said, the Badgers are still capable of playing with anyone in...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Ball ties career TD record against Buckeyes

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...

Ball ties major-college TD record with 78th score

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...

Badgers' Ball recognized for Walker Award

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...

Badgers played good game and still fell short

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...

Wisconsin falls to No. 6 OSU, 21-14 in OT

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...

College football week 12: Tailgater picks of the week

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...

College Fantasy Football: Week 12 Rapid Fire Preview

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...

Klein, Manziel, Te'o finalists for Maxwell

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o are the finalists for the Maxwell Award, which goes to the nation's top college football player. The finalists for the Maxwell and several other awards to be presented Dec. 6 in Orlando on ESPN were announced Tuesday. Te'o is also a finalist for the Chuck...

Wisconsin stumbles into Big Ten championship game

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...

Buckeyes Survive Resilient Badgers in 21-14 OT Thriller

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...

5 Things to Watch for Against Ohio State

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...

Sunday Morning Hangover: Badgers Coming Close Just Isn't Good Enough Anymore

(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...
College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.