Wisconsin-Rutgers pregame notes
Here are some notes, tidbits and stats heading for Saturday’s game between the Wisconsin Badgers and Rutgers Scarlet Knights:
— This is the 2nd meeting between Wisconsin and Rutgers. The Badgers won the only meeting between the two teams last year, 37-0 in Piscataway, N.J.
— Under Paul Chryst this season, Wisconsin is 5-1 when scoring first, 1-1 when the opponent scores first, 4-1 when leading after the first quarter, 1-1 when trailing after the first quarter, 5-0 when leading at halftime, 1-2 when trailing at halftime, 5-0 when leading after the third quarter and 1-2 when trailing after the third quarter.
— 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, a 72-game drought.
— Wisconsin hasn’t allowed a kick return of longer than 26 yards this season. Rutgers’ Janarion Grant is averaging 25.2 yards per kick return this season.
— From 1990-2014, Wisconsin was 0-23-1 when attempting 35 or more passes. This year, the Badgers are 4-2 with 35+ pass attempts.
— Corey Clement needs 198 rushing yards to tie and 199 to pass Dave Mohapp for 20th place and 202 to tie and 203 to pass Larry Canada for 19th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Stave had had 23 games in which he has thrown at least 19 passes. In those 23, he has thrown at least one interception in 17 of them.
— Stave will be making his 37th start for Wisconsin, which will pass John Stocco for 4th place on UW’s all-time starts at QB list.
— With his next win, Stave will pass Darrell Bevell for fourth place and tie Mike Samuel for 3rd place on UW’s all-time wins as a starting quarterback list (with 27).
— Stave needs 2 passing touchdowns to tie and 3 to pass John Stocco for 2nd place on UW’s all-time list.
— Stave needs 30 pass attempts to tie and 31 to pass John Stocco for 2nd place on UW’s all-time list.
— Stave needs 24 completions to tie and 25 to pass Randy Wright (1982) for 10th place on UW’s all-time single-season list.
— Stave’s next interception will tie and 2 will pass Tony Lowery and Randy Wright for 2nd place on UW’s all-time interceptions list. Eight INTs will tie Darrell Bevell for the most in UW history. (Note: INTs since 1956, although doubtful anyone previous had more.)
— Stave needs 1 passing yard to pass Mike Samuel (1996) for 18th place, 5 to pass Tony Lowery (1990) for 17th place, 6 to pass Brooks Bollinger (2002) for 16th place, 140 to pass Mike Samuel (1997) for 15th place and 243 to pass John Stocco (2004) for 14th place on UW’s all-time single-season list.
— Alex Erickson needs 32 receiving yards to pass Donald Hayes for 12th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Erickson needs 3 receptions to tie and four to pass Lee DeRamus for 10th place, five to tie and six to pass Pat Richter and Garrett Graham for 8th place and 11 to tie Chris Chambers for 7th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Erickson needs 45 receiving yards to pass Tom McCauley (1966) for 20th place, 50 yards to pass Pat Richter (1962) for 19th place, 58 yards to pass Al Toon (1984) for 17th place, 128 yards to pass himself (2014) for 16th place and 159 yards to pass Nick Toon (2009) for 15th place on UW’s all-time single-season list.
— Erickson needs 2 receptions to tie Al Toon (1984), Lee DeRamus (1993) and Nick Toon (2009O for 10th place, 3 to tie and 4 to pass himself (2014) and Jared Abbrederis (2013) for 8th place, 7 to tie and 8 to pas Brandon Williams (59) for 7th place, 9 to tie and 10 to pass Travis Beckum (2006) for 6th place and 12 to tie Lee Evans (2003) and Nick Toon (2011) for 4th place on UW’s all-time single-season list.
— Joe Schobert needs 2.5 tackles for loss to tie Tim Jordan, O’Brien Schofield and Nick Greisen for 14th and 3.5 to tie Gary Casper for 13th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Schobert needs 1.5 sacks to tie DeAndre Levy for 15th place and 2 to tie Matt Shaughnessy for 11th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Schobert needs .5 sacks to tie Bryan Jurewicz (1996) and Mike Thompson (1993) for 7th place, 1.5 to tie Tim Jordan (1985) and Darryl Sims (1982) for 5th place and 2.5 to tie Tarek Saleh (1995) and O’Brien Schofield (2009) for 3rd place on UW’s all-time single-season list.
— Schobert needs 1 forced fumble to tie and 2 to pass Erasmus James for 2nd place on UW’s all-time list.
— Schobert needs 1 forced fumble to tie and 2 to pass Chris Borland (2009 & 2011) for 1st place on UW’s all-time single-season list.
— Vince Biegel needs .5 sacks to tie Brendan Kelly for 14th place and 1 to tie and 1.5 to pass Jonathan Welsh and Joe Schobert (pending) for 13th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Rafael Gaglianone needs 3 field goals to tie and 4 to pass Matt Davenport for 6th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Gaglianone needs 2 field-goal attempts to tie and 3 to pass Vitaly Pisetsky for 7th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Gaglianone needs 1 extra point to tie and 2 to pass Todd Gregoire for 7th place and 5 to tie Kyle French for 6th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Gaglianone needs 2 extra-point attempts to tie and 3 to pass Todd Gregoire for 7th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Gaglianone needs one more 50+-yard field goal to join Taylor Mehlhaff and Philip Welch as the only to have three FGs from 50+ in Wisconsin history (Mehlhaff 52, 51, 51; Welch 57, 52, 50; Gaglianone 51, 50).
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