Badgers-Illinois pregame notes
Here are some notes, tidbits and stats heading for Saturday’s game between the Wisconsin Badgers and Illinois Fighting Illini:
— This is the 83rd meeting between Wisconsin and Illinois. The Badgers lead the all-time series 39-36-7. Wisconsin has won six straight games against Illinois (all by double digits), which is tied for the longest winning streak for either team in the series.
— Wisconsin has allowed 17 or fewer points in eight of its nine games, the most such games by any FBS team this season.
— Under Paul Chryst, Wisconsin is 13-2 when scoring first (6-1 in 2016), 4-3 when the opponent scores first (1-1 in 2016), 10-2 when leading after the first quarter (4-1 in 2016), 1-2 when trailing after the first quarter, 16-1 when leading at halftime (7-1 in 2016), 1-4 when trailing at halftime (0-1 in 2016), 15-1 when leading after the third quarter (6-1 in 2016) and 2-3 when trailing after the third quarter (1-0 in 2016).
— Wisconsin has 11 100-yard receivers against Illinois, but just three this century: Lee Evans, 2001; Travis Beckum, 2007; Jared Abbrederis, 2012.
— The Badgers have 10 200-yard passers against Illinois, including Bart Houston last season.
— Wisconsin has 26 100-yard rushers vs. Illinois, including four of 200+ (Ron Dayne twice, Anthony Davis and Montee Ball).
— Corey Clement needs 293 rushing yards to pass Rufus Ferguson for 13th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Clement needs 4 touchdowns to tie Brent Moss for 9th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Alex Hornibrook needs 65 passing yards to pass Joel Stave (2012) for 3rd place and 94 to pass Brooks Bollinger (1999) for 2nd place on UW’s all-time single-season freshman passing yards list.
— Vince Biegel needs 1 tackles 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.
— T.J. Watt needs 2 sacks to tie Mike Thompson (1992), Tom Burke (1997), Alex Lewis (2003) and Derek Landisch (2014) for 10h place on UW’s all-time single-season list.
— Derrick Tindal needs 1 pass breakup to tie Scott Nelson, Aaron Henry and Michael Caputo for 18th place and 2 to tie Lamarr White, Joey Boese, Roderick Rogers and Aaron Henry for 14th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Tindal needs 2 passes defensed to tie Steve Wagner (1974), Troy Vincent (1991) and Allen Langford (2008) for 10th place, 3 to tie LaMar Campbell (1996) and Jack Ikegwuonu (2007) for 8th place and 4 to tie Jamar Fletcher (1999) and Devin Smith (2012) for 6th place on UW’s all-time single-season list.
— Tindal needs 1 pass breakup to tie Steve Wagner (1974), Jason Suttle (1995), Roderick Rogers (2005) and Jack Ikegwuonu (2006) for 13th place, 2 to tie Ken Dixon (1976), Jamar Fletcher (1998), Mike Echols (1999 & 2001) and Marcus Cromartie (2012) for 9th place, 3 to tie Troy Vincent (1991), Allen Langford (2008) and Devin Smith (2012) for 6th place on UW’s all-time single-season list.
— Natrell Jamerson needs 1 kick return for a touchdown to tie Ira Matthews and Nick Davis for the most in UW history (2).
- Alex Hornibrook
- Bart Houston
- Corey Clement
- Derrick Tindal
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- Illinois Fighting Illini
- Natrell Jamerson
- T.J. Watt
- Vince Biegel
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