Wisconsin Badgers-Ohio State Buckeyes pregame notes
Notes, tidbits and stats for Saturday night’s Big Ten championship game between the Wisconsin Badgers and Ohio State Buckeyes in Indianapolis:
— This is the 82nd meeting between Wisconsin and Ohio State. The Buckeyes lead the series 58-15-5, including 1-0 in Big Ten championship games. The Badgers have lost five straight in the series and have not won away from Camp Randall Stadium sine 2004.
— Under Paul Chryst, Wisconsin is 23-3 when scoring first (8-0 in 2017), 10-3 when the opponent scores first (4-0 in 2017), 21-3 when leading after the first quarter (9-0 in 2017), 6-2 when trailing after the first quarter (3-0 in 2017), 28-2 when leading at halftime (9-0 in 2017), 3-4 when trailing at halftime (1-0 in 2017), 30-2 when leading after the third quarter (12-0 in 2017) and 3-3 when trailing after the third quarter (0-0 in 2017).
— Wisconsin has 18 100-yard rushers vs. Ohio State, with just one over 200 yards — Marck Harrison, 203 in 1984. The last to do it in a Wisconsin win: John Clay, 2010 (two have done it since – Montee Ball, 2012 & Corey Clement, 2016).
— The Badgers have 14 200-yard passers against Ohio State and are 2-12 in those games. The wins: Darrell Bevell, 1992 and Brooks Bollinger, 2001. There have been straight losses with a 200-yard passer since (2007-16).
— Wisconsin has seven 100-yard receivers against Ohio State but have lost all seven of those games. The most yards and last to do it was Jared Abbederis, 207 yards in 2013.
— With his next 200-yard rushing game, Jonathan Taylor will be just the third Wisconsin player to have four or more 200-yard games in a season. Ron Dayne had five such games in 1996 and ’99 while Melvin Gordon did it six times in 2014.
— Taylor’s next 100-yard rushing game will be his 10th of 2017, tying him for 2nd-most with five others (Brent Moss, 1993, Ron Dayne, 1999 Anthony Davis, 2001, Montee Ball 2011 and ’12) for most in a single season in UW history.
— Taylor needs 25 rushing yards to pass Montee Ball (2012) for 5th place, 118 to pass Montee Ball (2011) for 4th place and 229 to pass Ron Dayne (1999) on UW’s all-time single-season list.
— Taylor needs 58 rushing yards to pass Ron Dayne (1996) for 2nd place and 120 to pass Adrian Peterson (2004) for 1st place on the NCAA’s all-time freshman rushing yards list. Note: Dayne’s total does not include 246 yards he ran for in the 1996 Copper Bowl.
— Alex Hornibrook needs 2 touchdown passes to tie Scott Tolzien for 8th place and 3 to tie Russell Wilson and Jim Sorgi for 6th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Hornibrook needs 1 touchdown pass to tie and 2 to pass Joel Stave for 2nd place on UW’s all-time single-season list.
— Hornibrook needs 281 passing yards to pass Neil Graff for 10th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Hornibrook needs 25 passing yards to pass Mike Samuel (1996) for 19th place, 30 to pass Tony Lowery (1990) for 18th place, 31 to pass Brooks Bollinger (2002) for 17th place, 169 to pass Mike Samuel (1997) for 16th place and 272 to pass John Stocco for 15th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Hornibrook needs 16 completions to pass Neil Graff for 11th place and 27 to pass Jim Sorgi for 10th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Hornibrook needs 1 interceptions to tie and 2 to pass Gregg Bohlig, John Boyajian and John Stocco for 16th place and 2 to tie and 3 to pass Charles Burt and John Stocco for 14th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Troy Fumagalli needs 25 receiving yards to pass Donald Hayes for 13th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Fumagalli needs 4 receptions to tie and 5 to pass Al Toon for 7th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Derrick Tindal needs 2 pass breakups to tie and 3 to pass Jeff Messenger and Allen Langford for 7th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Tindall needs 1 passes defensed to tie Niles Brinkley for 13th place, 2 to tie Steve Wagner for 12th place, 3 to tie Nevoia Geyer and Scott Nelson for 11th place and 4 to tie Devin Smith for 9th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Tindall needs 1 forced fumble to tie 20 others (most recently Dezmen Southward) for 7th place (with 4) and 2 to tie Brendan Kelly for 6th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Tindal and/or Tyler Johnson needs 1 forced fumble to tie 10 others (most recently Chris Borland in 2012) for 4th place on UW’s single-season forced fumbles list (with 3).
— Nick Nelson needs 1 pass breakup to tie Steve Wagner and Troy Vincent for 12th place, 2 to tie and 3 to pass Niles Brinkley for 10th place and 4 to tie Devin Smith for 9th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Nelson needs 1 passes defensed to tie and 2 to pass Jamar Fletcher (2000) for 3rd place and 5 to tie Mike Echols (2000) and Jim Leonhard (2002) for 1st place on UW’s all-time single-season list.
— Rafael Gaglianone needs 3 field goals to tie Philip Welch for 2nd place on UW’s all-time list.
— Gaglianone needs one 50+-yard field goal be the only kicker in Wisconsin history with four FGs from 50+ in Wisconsin history.
— Natrell Jamerson needs 1 kick return for a touchdown to tie Ira Matthews and Nick Davis for the most in UW history (2).
— Wisconsin needs 79 yards of total offense to pass the 2008 team for 10th-most, 203 to pass the 2007 team for 9th-most, 309 to pass the 2009 team for 7th-most, 353 to pass the 1993 team for 6th most and 395 to pass the 2012 team for 5th-most in a single season in UW history.
— Wisconsin needs 16 yards rushing to pass the 1994 team for 10th-most, 91 to pass the 1993 team for 9th-most, 244 to pass the 1974 team for 8th-most and 276 to pass the 2010 for 7th-most in a single season in UW history.
— The Badgers need 29 points to pass the 2005 team for 5th-most and 35 to pass the 2013 team for 4th most in a single season in UW history.
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