Wisconsin rushed for a school-record 564 yards in a 62-14 victory over Indiana on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. With the win, the Badgers (7-3, 4-2) clinched a trip to the Big Ten Championship game.
This contest was built as the biggest game for the IU program since at least 2007. Indiana (4-6, 2-4) defeated Illinois and Iowa the two previous weeks to get in the mix in the Leaders Division. Ohio State and Penn State are ineligible for the title game, so a win would have put the Hoosiers on the inside track for the Big Ten Championship game. But the Hoosiers struggled on both sides of the ball.
Here are the highlights.
Key play: James White had a 69-yard rushing touchdown with 13 seconds left in the second quarter to give the Badgers a 24-7 lead. The run came on a third-and-16 play.
Stats: Wisconsin running back Montee Ball rushed for 198 yards and three touchdowns. White had 161 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Wisconsin won with quarterback Curt Phillips throwing just seven passes. … IU quarterback Cameron Coffman went 25 of 46 for 233 yards. He had two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Starting role: Defensive tackle Adam Replogle made his 45th career start. That matched offensive linemen Tim Radtke (1985-88) and Enoch Demar (1999-2002) for the Indiana record for career starts.
Notes: Sixteen Hoosiers participated in senior day activities: defensive tackle Larry Black, Jr., running back David Blackwell, fullback Dimitrius Carr-Watson, fullback Mike Carter, defensive end Javon Cornley, offensive lineman Charlie Chapman, kicker Nick Freeland, defensive tackle Jerrell Kirlew, tight end Charles Love III, center Will Matte, defensive tackle Tyler McGuigan, defensive tackle Adam Replogle, punter Chad Roggeman, defensive tackle Nicholas Sliger, punter Mitchell Voss and safety Alexander Webb.
"You never want to give up 564 yards. That's not our defense and not what we represent. But give credit to Wisconsin. They came out and hit us in the mouth. We've got to improve, take the steps to keep looking forward. I know my teammates will keep working. We'll bounce back."