Badgers football: Montee Ball becomes the NCAA's all-time touchdowns leader

2012-11-24T15:15:00Z 2013-07-17T17:19:45Z Badgers football: Montee Ball becomes the NCAA's all-time touchdowns leaderThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 24, 2012 3:15 pm  • 

University of Wisconsin senior running back Montee Ball set an NCAA record after scoring his 79th career touchdown on a 17-yard run in the first quarter of Saturday's game against Penn State.

The score broke a tie in the record book with Travis Prentice of Miami (Ohio), who had previously set the major college mark in 1999.

Entering Saturday's game, Ball had 72 career rushing scores — including 17 this season — to go with six receiving touchdowns.

Ball clutched the football tightly in his right arm while getting pats on the helmet from teammates after the touchdown run gave the Badgers a 14-7 lead at 6:27 of the first quarter.

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  1. Mike123
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    Mike123 - November 24, 2012 6:40 pm
    Congrats Montee! But Bielema is simply not a good coach. Good coaches make adjustments at halftime, and improve. Bielema, and look at his second halfs in tight games, cannot make meaningful adjustments-he cannot win the big games for certain, nor the close ones...He will likely lose two more games. Does this mean that Barry will take away salary for unexpectedly poorer season--it is performance based salary isn't it?
  2. Marshall11
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    Marshall11 - November 24, 2012 5:42 pm
    Barry to earth, Ax him now. This is excrutiating!
  3. Marshall11
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    Marshall11 - November 24, 2012 5:41 pm
    No if and or buts, Bielema has to go. 3rd and 9 and runs a sweep. Plain and simple, deer in the headlights come crunch time. I cannot watch him continue to throw games away on poor play calling.
  4. Lionhear
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    Lionhear - November 24, 2012 5:22 pm
    This has to be the suckiest Badgers team to "win" a Big Ten division championship.

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