Postgame Notes From Ohio State vs. No. 15 Wisconsin

Oct. 30, 2011

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Ohio State (5-3, 2-2 Big Ten) 33, No. 15 Wisconsin (6-2, 2-2 Big Ten) 29
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Oct. 29, 2011
Attendance: 105,511


  • Mike Brewster, John Simon, Andrew Sweat and Dan "Boom" Herron served as game captains.
  • The crowd of 105,511 was the seventh-largest in Ohio Stadium history.
  • The 16 fourth-quarter points for Ohio State were the most points in a quarter since the Buckeyes scored 14 in the third quarter, matching the previous season-high set in the third quarter Sept. 24 against Colorado.


  • Ohio State leads the all-time series with Wisconsin, 54-17-5, and 30-7-3 in Columbus.


  • Braxton Miller's 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was the first of his career. He added a second in the fourth quarter on a career-best 44 yards. Miller rushed for a career-high 99 yards on a personal-best 19 carries
  • Miller's 40-yard touchdown completion to Devin Smith in the fourth quarter was a career-long throw.
  • Ohio State was 3-for-3 inside the Wisconsin red zone. In the last three games combined Ohio State is 7-for-7 in the red zone.
  • Daniel "Boom" Herron's 57-yard run in the third quarter marked the second-longest play from scrimmage for Ohio State this year. Carlos Hyde's 63-yard carry against Nebraska was the longest.
  • Herron's 160-yard rushing performance was the fifth 100-yard rushing game of his career.
  • The Buckeyes are now 20-1 when Herron rushes for at least 55 yards. His streak of games with a rushing touchdown ended at 13, the most by a Buckeye since Keith Byars (21) in 1983-84.
  • Jordan Hall's 2-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter was the fourth rushing touchdown of his career and his second of the season.
  • Corey "Philly" Brown's four receptions marked a career high.


  • Ohio State held Wisconsin to three three-and-outs.
  • Ohio State held Wisconsin to 342 total yards. The Badgers entered the game averaging 511 yards per game.
  • Ohio State allowed just 10 rushing yards on 12 carries in the first half and 89 yards on 29 carries for the game. Wisconsin entered the game ranked eighth nationally with 252.1 rushing yards per game. The Badgers rushed for 200 yards in each of their previous six games.
  • Adam Bellamy recorded his first career sack. John Simon matched his career high with two sacks.
  • Andrew Sweat added to his team-leading tackle total with eight vs. the Badgers. He now has 57 this year. He had the pass breakup to end the game.


  • The blocked punt by Ryan Shazier was the first for Ohio State since Jonathan Newsome blocked a punt Oct. 30, 2010 at Minnesota.
  • With his two field goals, Drew Basil has connected on 10 consecutive field goal attempts.
  • Ben Buchanan downed a career-high tying three punts inside the 20-yard line. He has 20 punts inside the 20 this year.

    Wisconsin Game Notes

    Team Notes

  • Wisconsin has lost two straight games for the first time since Oct. 10, 2009 (31-13 at Ohio State) and Oct. 17, 2009 (20-10 vs. Iowa).
  • It's the first time Wisconsin has lost consecutive road games since Oct 18, 2008 (38-16 at Iowa) and Nov. 1, 2008 (25- 24 at Michigan State).
  • Wisconsin has converted its last eight turnovers gained into touchdowns, or every turnover in Big Ten play.
  • The Badgers gained just 89 yards rushing, the first time UW was held under 100 yards since gaining 99 at Northwestern on Nov 11, 2009.
  • It's the fewest rushing yards gained by Wisconsin since it had 87 at Iowa on Oct. 17, 2009.
  • Ohio State passed for only 89 yards. It's the third time this season Wisconsin has held an opponent under 100 yards passing and only two out of eight teams have eclipsed 200 yards.
  • The Buckeyes rushed for 268 yards, the most given up by the Badgers since Cal Poly gained 276 on Nov. 22, 2008.
  • Wisconsin finished with 95 tackles in the game, the most for the Badgers since recording 98 against Akron on Sept. 6, 2003.
  • The Badgers' 11 tackles for loss were the most since posting 13 at Iowa on Oct. 17, 2009.

    Individual Notes

  • Senior QB Russell Wilson has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 32-straight games, four short of the NCAA record.
  • Wilson threw for 253 yards and 3 scores on 20-32 passing on Saturday. He now has 19 passing touchdowns on the season, which is tied for second-most in program history. The record is 21 set by John Stocco in 2005.
  • Wilson's 2,033 passing yards on the season is the 12th-highest total in program history.
  • Junior RB Montee Ball has scored at least one TD in each of the last 14 games. He has 36 total touchdowns over that span. Ball has scored at least two TDs in every game this season.
  • With a rushing touchdown against Ohio State, Ball has 18 rushing touchdowns on the season which ties for fourth-most in one season at UW.
  • Ball has 128 total points on the season, which ranks second all-time in program history. The record is 144 points by Brian Calhoun in 2005. Ball's 21 total touchdowns is tied for second-most all-time at UW. The record is 24 by Calhoun in 2005.
  • Junior LB Mike Taylor recorded a career-high 22 tackles, including 2.5 TFLs. The 22 tackles are the most by a Badger player since Bob Adamov had 23 against Purdue on Oct. 10, 1998.
  • WR Jared Abbrederis set a career high with 113 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns and tied a career high with six receptions. It's the second 100-yard game this season for Abbrederis as he had 101 against South Dakota on Sept. 24.
  • LB Kevin Claxton posted a career-high 10 tackles and added a career-high 2.5 TFLs.
  • With Taylor (22), Chris Borland (13) and Claxton (10), Wisconsin had three players reach double-digit tackles in the same game for the first time since Mark Zalewski (14), Joe Stellmacher (12) and Jonathan Casillas (12) against Bowling Green on Sept. 2, 2006.
  • DB Shelton Johnson finished with a career-high 8 tackles.
  • Senior DB Andrew Lukasko recorded his first career fumble recovery, falling on the ball after OSU mishandled a punt in the third quarter.