Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 9/22/12
Wisconsin more than doubled its average season point total during a 37-26 victory against UTEP on Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium. The Badgers, who entered the day averaging 16.3 points per game, got quality play on offense from quarterback Joel Stave, wide receiver Jared Abbrederis and running backs Melvin Gordon and James White. Wisconsin improved to 42-3 at home under coach Bret Bielema and 27-1 in non-conference games.Here are five things we learned from Saturday's game:1. Wisconsin can win even without Montee Ball.Ball is the man who receives all the running back accolades at Wisconsin, and he's certainly earned that praise. He is the only returning Heisman Trophy finalist in college football and the focus of every opposing defense.But on Saturday, Ball exited the game with 14 minutes, 13 seconds remaining in the second quarter after sustaining a head injury. When he did not return, it was up to Melvin Gordon and James White to fill the void.Boy, did they ever. Gordo...
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