The University of Wisconsin finished up its first padded practice (and third overall) of fall camp Wednesday. Here's what we saw:
-- The Badgers did seven-on-seven and team drills for the first time this fall, meaning we got a first look at UW's quarterback battle. While camp stats can't tell the whole story, here's how Bart Houston and Alex Hornibrook fared:
Houston: 7-for-11, one INT (Jamerson)
Houston: 4-for-9, INT (Shelton)
Hornibrook: 7-for-13, INT (Jamerson)
Both of Houston's interceptions were returned for touchdowns. There's still a long way to go before the season opener against LSU, but both quarterbacks are still looking for more consistency.
-- Freshmen wide receivers Quintez Cephus and A.J. Taylor saw a heavy dose of reps during 7-on-7 and team drills. It appears the two are still behind Reggie Love and George Rushing, but both are fighting to see the field this season.
-- Jon Dietzen (LG) and David Edwards (RT) were given some first-team reps Wednesday. Dietzen's reps may be due to the Badgers wanting to limit the reps of Dan Voltz, who is coming off a major knee injury. Edwards was moved from tight end to tackle this summer. Micah Kapoi (LG) and Brett Connors (RT) were also given some reps with UW's other three starters on the line (Ryan Ramczyk, Michael Deiter and Beau Benzschawel) during team drills.
-- Safety Keelon Brookins (groin) was limited Wednesday, while offensive lineman George Panos (right shoulder) and inside linebacker T.J. Edwards (left foot) remained out. UW also limited the reps of wide receiver Rob Wheelwright, but he is not suffering from an injury.
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50 - Combined career passing and rushing touchdowns for former UW quarterback Joel Stave, tied for the sixth-most in UW history.
49 - In-state recruits signed by UW on Signing Day over the last eight recruiting classes, including four from Wisconsin in the 2016 class.
48 – Rushing attempts for running back Corey Clement in the 2015 season, the lowest number in his three years at UW.
47 – Third-down conversions out of 119 tries (39.5 percent) in Big Ten games in 2015, the highest percentage for UW since 2011.
46 – Red-zone scores for UW on 54 trips inside the opponent’s 20-yard line in the 2015 season. Comparatively, UW opponents made a mere 25 trips inside the UW 20-yard line and scored just 19 times.
45 – Total rushing yards recorded in 2015 by fullback Derek Watt, who was still selected in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.
44 – Wins for UW in the Badgers’ last 50 games at Camp Randall, dating back to a 35-32 win over Minnesota in 2008.
43 – Total points UW allowed in seven games at Camp Randall in 2015. The Badgers were the only team in the country to allow less than 10 points per game at home.
42 – Total touchdowns scored by the Badgers in the 2015 season, the fewest by UW since 2008.
41 - Combined games above .500 for UW’s 2016 opponents last season. The Badgers’ 12 opponents went 98-57 last year.
40 – Extra points made out of 40 attempts by kicker Rafael Gaglianone in 2015.
39 – Career catches for Jeff Duckworth, who was hired by UW as a graduate assistant for the 2016 season.
38 – Consecutive years UW has had at least one player selected in the NFL Draft. Linebacker Joe Schobert and fullback Derek Watt were picked in 2016.
37 - Night games UW has played since 2000. The Badgers are 26-11 in that time, including an 11-2 mark at Camp Randall. UW will play at least two night games in 2016 vs. Ohio State and Nebraska at home.
36 – Combined all-time victories for UW against Michigan and Michigan State. Excluding the 1994 season, when the Spartans forfeited a win over the Badgers because of an ineligible player, the Badgers, have never beaten both teams on the road in the same season.
35 – Assistant coaches UW has employed since the start of the 2010 season, including new defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox and defensive backs coach Jim Leonhard.
33 – Years since a college football game was played at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. St. Norbert College played Fordham in Green Bay in 1983.
32 – Receptions by Robert Wheelwright in the 2015 season. Wheelwright leads all returning Badgers wide receivers in career receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns.
31 – Wins by former UW quarterback Joel Stave, the most in school history. Stave finished with a career record of 31-10 as a starter.
30 – Total points scored by UW in its three losses in 2015. The Badgers scored 17 against Alabama, but managed only six against Iowa and seven vs. Northwestern.
29 – Career completions by current quarterbacks on the UW roster. All 29 have come from Bart Houston, who completed 27 passes in 2015 and one each in 2013 and 2014.
28 – Catches by Troy Fumagalli in the 2015 season, the most by a UW tight end, despite missing two nonconference games.
27 – Punts inside the 20-yard line by Drew Meyer in the 2015 season. He graduated as UW’s all-time leader in punts and finished with the third-most punt yards in Badgers history.
26 – Years since Barry Alvarez took over as UW’s football coach. Since 1990, the Badgers are 216-108-4 (.665).
25 – Passes defended by Jim Leonhard in the 2002 season, tied for the most in school history. UW hired Leonhard as its new defensive backs coach, replacing Daronte Jones.
24 – Rushing attempts for Miami (Ohio) that netted minus-3 rushing yards in a 58-0 UW win on Sept. 12, 2015. It was the first time UW held an opponent to negative rushing yards since 2007.
23 – Wins in the Big Ten over the last four seasons for UW, tying for the most victories over a four-year stretch in UW history. The Badgers also won 23 Big Ten games from 1997-2000 and 2010-13.
22 – Total touchdowns allowed by UW in 2015, tied for the second-best mark in the country and tops among teams that played at least 13 games.
21 – Turnovers forced by the UW defense in 2015, the most by the Badgers since 2011.
20 – Career pass breakups by Sojourn Shelton entering his senior season, which ties for 12th all-time in school history.
19 – Consecutive seasons UW has been ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for at least one week, tied for the third-longest streak in the country behind only Ohio State (48) and Florida State (39).
18 – UW players named to an All-American team over the last eight years after linebacker Joe Schobert earned honors from first-team honors from ESPN and the Football Writers Association of America.
17 – Wins over AP Top 25 teams in the last 11 seasons. The Badgers are 17-22 in that span and will face six teams ranked in the 2015 final AP poll.
16 – Years that UW athletics was sponsored by Adidas before switching to Under Armour on July 1. UW will receive $96 million in cash and apparel from Under Armour over 10 years.
15 – Fumbles by the Badgers in 2015, tied for the sixth-fewest in UW history and the team’s best mark since 2011.
14 – Tackles for loss by returning linebacker Vince Biegel in 2015, tied for 10th in the Big Ten and the second-most on the team behind only Joe Schobert
13 – Wins in UW's last 14 games against Minnesota, including a current 12-game winning streak in college football’s longest-running rivalry.
12 – Total rushing plays of 20-plus yards for the Badgers in 2015, tied for 110th in the country. Comparatively, UW had 57 of such plays in 2014, the most in the nation.
11 – All-time overtime games played by the Badgers. Since overtime was instituted in 1996, the Badgers are 6-5 in such contests.
10 – Years since UW did not have a 1,000-yard rusher in a season before 2015. Dare Ogunbowale finished with 819 rushing yards to lead the Badgers last year.
9 – Consecutive NFL Pro Bowl selections for Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas, the longest streak for a former Badger.
8 – First downs Rutgers managed against UW in a 48-10 home win. The last time UW held a Big Ten opponent to eight first downs: at Rutgers in 2014.
7 – Times in the last nine years UW has finished a season ranked in the AP Top 25. The Badgers were ranked 21st at the end of the 2015 season following a win over USC in the Holiday Bowl.
6 – Fourth-down conversions on eight attempts for UW in 2015. The Badgers’ two failed attempts came on their final drives against Iowa and Northwestern, each in the red zone while trailing by a single score.
5 – Individual 100-yard rushing games by UW running backs in 2015, the fewest for the Badgers since 1992.
4 – Seasons when UW has had a receiver with 1,000-plus receiving yards. Alex Erickson was 22 yards short of the mark in 2015, finishing with 978 yards.
2 – Games in which UW allowed more than 21 points (35 vs. Alabama, 24 at Maryland). The Badgers gave up an average of 13.69 points per game in 2015.
1 – Win over Southern California in the Holiday Bowl, UW’s first-ever victory against the Trojans. The Badgers were previously 0-6 vs. USC.
0 – All-time victories for UW against LSU. UW lost both parts of a home-and-home series with the Tigers in 1971 and 1972, along with a 28-24 defeat to LSU in Houston two years ago.