Found December 05, 2011 on
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MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball compiled one of the more remarkable seasons in recent college football history, and the Heisman Trophy trust took notice on Monday night.
Ball was named one of five finalists for the Heisman Trophy award, given to the most outstanding player in college football, along with Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, Alabama running back Trent Richardson and LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu.In 13 games this season, Ball rushed for 1,759 yards with 32 touchdowns, adding six touchdown receptions. His 38 touchdowns this season rank second in NCAA history behind only Barry Sanders' 39, set in 1988 at Oklahoma State. He is also the first player to score at least two touchdowns in the first 13 games of a season. Ball ranks fourth nationally with 135.3 rushing yards per game, and his 6.4 yards-per-carry average is second-best nationally among players with at least 200 carries this season.The 5-foot-11 junior fr...
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Wisconsin running back Montee Ball is one of five players invited to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony Saturday. The junior leads the country with 1,759 rushing yards and 32 rushing touchdowns. Even though his numbers are stellar, he says his vote would go to Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. “I’d vote for [...]
Wisconsin junior running back Montee Ball said shortly after finding out that he’s a Heisman Trophy finalist that he’ll seek an opinion from the NFL draft advisory board about whether scouts think he’s ready to go pro. Ball told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that if he’s projected as a first- or second-round pick, he’ll go…
Wisconsin made sure a Hail Mary wouldn't do it in this time. Instead, the Badgers pulled off the late-game heroics.
Heisman candidate Montee Ball ran for 137 yards and three scores, including the 7-yard game winner with 3 minutes, 45 seconds to play, and Wisconsin defeated Michigan State, 42-39, to win the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday night in Indianapolis...
Montee Ball ran for three touchdowns including the decisive 7-yard score with 3:45 to go, leading No. 15 Wisconsin past No. 11 Michigan State 42-39 in the inaugural Big Ten championship game.
Wisconsin (11-2) is now headed to its second straight Rose Bowl.
Ball ran 27 times for 137 yards and caught a TD pass, giving him 38 touchdowns this season. That's one short of Barry Sanders...
For all but Army and Navy the regular season is over folks. That's it. We've reached the end of the 2011 college football twelve game schedule. Folks are setting up for going bowling, teams are shopping for head coaches, recruiting is now becoming the topic du jour and other people are just figuring out what they can tweak to improve in 2012.
In The Bleachers Ballot...
This time, Wisconsin got the stop it needed against Michigan State -- and a big break to wrap up its second straight Big Ten crown. Montee Ball scored four touchdowns, including a 7-yard score with 3:45 left in Saturday night's first Big Ten championship game, giving the 15th-ranked Badgers a 42-39 come-from-behind victory over No.
Les Miles, the head coach for Louisiana State University , stood in the hallway outside his team's locker room after the Tigers' 42-10 ruination of No. 12 Georgia in the Southeastern Conference championship game and was presented with the idea that L.S.U. was in the midst of the greatest season in college football .
''Considering who we beat,''...
It's time for the 2012 Rose Bowl between the Oregon Ducks and the Wisconsin Badgers. The matchup in the Rose Bowl - a game between two top-10 teams and each of which was mentioned in preseason national title talk - is highly thought of. Power vs. Speed. Should be a classic. LaMichael James vs. Montee Ball for all the roses.
The addition of transfer quarterback Russell Wilson and blossoming of running back Montee Ball has transformed what was a very good Wisconsin Badgers offense into the most prolific unit in school history.
This season, the Badgers have scored touchdowns on 61 of their 70 trips to the redzone (.871), including a perfect 5-of-5 in the Big Ten Championship win over...
Wisconsin's Montee Ball, Baylor's Robert Griffin III, Stanford's Andrew Luck, LSU's Tyrann Mathieu and Alabama's Trent Richardson are the 2011 Heisman Trophy finalists.