Ball Sets NCAA Touchdown Record, Huskers Next

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Wisconsin's Montee Ball ran for 111 yards on 27 carries and a touchdown, setting the NCAA record with his 97th career score. The Badgers lost at Penn State 24-21 Saturday afternoon.

Sam Ficken hit a 37-yard field goal in overtime and Wisconsin's Kyle French attempt from 45 yards went wide left to seal Penn State's win in an emotional season finale at Happy Valley.

The Nittany Lions (8-4, 6-2 Big Ten) could have ended it for good a play earlier, but linebacker Glenn Carson dropped a potential interception.

Still, the Beaver Stadium faithful celebrated anyway after French's miss on Senior Day, capping a challenging year that began with landmark sanctions from the NCAA for the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

Quarterback Curt Phillips found Jeff Duckworth for a 4-yard touchdown pass with :18 left for Wisconsin (7-5, 4-4) to make it 21-all and send the game into overtime.

Next up for the Badgers is Nebraska in the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis next Saturday night.


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