Wisconsin-Maryland pregame notes

A few notes, tidbits and stats heading into Saturday’s game between the Wisconsin Badgers and Maryland Terrapins at Camp Randall Stadium.

— This is the first meeting between Wisconsin and Maryland.

— The Badgers are unbeaten when playing a new Big Ten foe for the first time and the game is played in Madison (of course, the majority of these were from 1896-1913). Overall, Wisconsin is 9-1-1 in opening matchups vs. new conference opponents. The loss was 6-0 vs. Michigan in Chicago in 1902; the tie a 6-6 game at Northwestern in 1896.

— Since 2010, Maryland has played five games in front of crowds of 70,000+. The Terps are 0-5 in those games and the closest margin was 24 points.

— Wisconsin has won its last seven games following a bye week, including vs. Bowling  Green this season. The last loss was 27-25 at Michigan on Sept. 27, 2008.

— Wisconsin’s last 18 wins have all been by a double-digit margin. The last single-digit win was against Utah State on Sept. 15, 2012.

— The Badgers are just 4-5 under Andersen when they score under 30 points and 9-1 when scoring 30+.

–Wisconsin is 7-0 when holding opponents 100 yards or fewer rushing in the Andersen era.

— Under Andersen, Wisconsin is 10-1 when scoring first (3-1 in 2014), 3-5 when the opponent scores first (1-1 in 2014), 10-1 when leading after the first quarter (2-1 in 2014), 2-5 when trailing after the first quarter (1-1 in 2014), 12-3 when leading at halftime (3-1 in 2014), 0-2 when trailing at halftime (0-1 in 2014), 13-2 when leading after the third quarter (4-1 in 2014) and 0-4 when trailing after the third quarter (0-1 in 2014).

— Maryland allows 4.31 yards/rush. However, when you take out sacks (which count in a team’s rushing totals), the Terps are allowing 5.15 yards/rush to FBS teams and 5.58 yards/rush to Big Ten opponents.

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— Since Wisconsin has never played Maryland before, I bring you this: Teams containing letter Y who the Badgers have had a 100-yard rusher against: Austin Peay, BYU, Cal Poly, Kentucky, Murray State, Syracuse & Wyoming.

— A Badgers tight end hasn’t had a 100-yard receiving game since Lance Kendricks did it in back-to-back weeks in 2010 vs. Arizona State on Sept. 18 and Austin Peay on Sept. 25.

— Gordon’s next 100-yard rushing game will be his 16th, breaking a tie with Larry Emery and Terrell Fletcher for 10th place on UW’s all-time list.

— Gordon’s next 100-yard rushing game will be his 6th of the season, which would be the 26th time someone has had 6 or more 100-yard games in Wisconsin history.

— Gordon needs 40 rushing yards to pass John Clay for 9th place, 41 yards to pass Terrell Fletcher for 8th place and 55 yards to pass Brent Moss for 7th place on UW’s all-time list.

— Gordon needs 170 yards rushing to pass Billy Marek (1974) for 20th place, 177 yards to pass Rufus Ferguson (1971) for 19th place, 191 yards to pass P.J. Hill (2007) for 18th place and 236 yards to pass Billy Marek (1975) for 17th place on UW’s all-time single-season rushing list.

— Gordon needs five rushing touchdowns to tie Brent Moss for 8th place on UW’s all-time list.

— Only one Wisconsin kicker has ever had two 50+-yard field goals in a season, Taylor Mehlhaff in 2006, although one was in a bowl game. Rafael Gaglianone had a 51-yarder in the opener.

— Joel Stave needs 222 passing yards to pass Tony Lowery for 8th place on UW’s all-time list.

— Stave needs 31 pass attempts to tie and 32 to pass Jim Sorgi for 10th place on UW’s all-time list.

— Stave needs 15 completions to pass Mike Howard for 8th place on UW’s all-time list.

— Stave needs 3 passing touchdowns to tie Scott Tolzien for 7th place on UW’s all-time list.

— Stave’s next win as a starter will be his 15th, tying him with Jim Miller for 6th place on UW’s all-time list.

— Kenzel Doe has 1 kick return for a touchdown. Only two Wisconsin players have had 2 kick returns for TDs: Ira Matthews and Nick Davis.

— Doe needs 2 kick returns to tie Ira Matthews for 9th place, 3 to tie Greg Johnson and Michael Morgan for 7th place and 4 to tie Aaron Stecker for 6th place on UW’s all-time list.

— Doe needs 10 kick return yards to pass Marvin Neal for 7th place, 16 yards to pass Aaron Stecker for 6th place and 82 yards to pass Greg Johnson for 5th place on UW’s all-time list.

— Doe needs 1 punt returns to tie and 2 to pass to tie Keith Jackson for 9th place, 5 to tie and 6 to pass Ira Matthews for 8th place and 7 to tie and 8 to pass Archie Burks for 7th place on UW’s all-time list.

— Doe needs 40 yards to pass Brandon Williams for 8th place and 45 yards to pass Ira Matthews for 7th place on UW’s all-time list.

— Drew Meyer needs 7 punts to tie and 8 to pass R.J. Morse for 8th place on UW’s all-time list.

— Meyer needs 149 punting yards to pass R.J. Morse for 8th place on UW’s all-time list.

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