Here are some notes, tidbits and stats heading for Saturday’s game between the Wisconsin Badgers and Michigan State Spartans:
— This is the 53rd meeting between Wisconsin and Michigan State. The Spartans lead the all-time series 30-22, including 16-7 at home. The Badgers and Spartans haven’t played since 2012 and this is Wisconsin’s first game in East Lansing since 2011.
— The last time Wisconsin started out 4-0 was in 2011. The Badgers reached 6-0 before losing at Michigan State.
— Under Paul Chryst, Wisconsin is 10-1 when scoring first (3-0 in 2016), 3-2 when the opponent scores first, 8-1 when leading after the first quarter (2-0 in 2016), 1-2 when trailing after the first quarter, 12-0 when leading at halftime (3-0 in 2016), 1-3 when trailing at halftime, 11-0 when leading after the third quarter (2-0 in 2016) and 2-3 when trailing after the third quarter (1-0 in 2016).
— Andrew Endicott is the likely choice for field-goal attempt and extra points with Rafael Gaglianone out with a back injury (offensive lineman Jon Dietzen and running back Bradrick Shaw are also both listed as out). Endicott, a senior, has never attempted a field goal in the regular season. Ever. Not in college or high school.
— Wisconsin has had 23 100-yard rushers vs. Michigan State. Most: 214, Ron Dayne (1999). Most on road: 173, Brent Moss (1994). Montee Ball did it two times in 2011, thanks to the Big Ten title game.
— The Badgers have nine 200-yard passers vs. Michigan State. Last: Russell Wilson, 2011 (regular-season game); Most: 380, Jim Sorgi in 2003.
— The only Badgers QBs with 200+-yard passing games in East Lansing are Russell Wilson, 223 in 2011 and Mike Kalasmiki, 240 in 1978.
— Only six times has a Wisconsin player had 100+ yards receiving vs. Michigan State. Lee Evans did it twice and both times 200+ (228, 258).
— The last Badger with 100+-yards receiving vs. Michigan St: Travis Beckum, 132 in 2007; the only one to do it in East Lansing: Rick Reichardt 119 in 1963.
— Wisconsin is 9-0 when Corey Clement rushes for 100+ yards.
— Clement needs 86 rushing yards to become the 16th player in Wisconsin history to rush for 2,000 yards.
— Clement needs 66 rushing yards to pass Michael Bennett for 17th place, 78 to pass Marvin Artley for 16th place, 92 to pass Alan Thompson for 15th and 198 to pass Carl McCullough for 14th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Clement needs 2 rushing touchdowns to tie and 3 to pas Brooks Bollinger and Rufus Ferguson for 10th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Vince Biegel needs 1 tackle for loss to tie and 1.5 to pass J.J. Watt for 12th place and 3 to tie and 3.5 to pass Mike Taylor for 11th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Biegel needs 2.5 sacks to tie and Don Davey for 7th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Sojourn Shelton needs 1 pass defensed to tie and Neovia Geyer and Scott Nelson for 9th place on UW’s all-time list and 2 to tie and 3 to pass Devin Smith for 8th place.