Touchdown King
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Montee Ball (US Presswire)
Montee Ball (US Presswire)
Special to Badger Nation
Posted Nov 24, 2012


Scoring on a 17-yard toss in the first quarter, senior tailback Montee Ball scored his 79th touchdown, setting a new NCAA benchmark for scoring.

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STATE COLLEGE, PA. - The record book belongs to Montee Ball.

Scoring on a 17-yard toss with 6:27 left in the first quarter to give Wisconsin a 13-7 lead against Penn State, Ball’s 18th touchdown of the season broke the career mark previously held by Travis Prentice of Miami (Ohio). Prentice scored 78 touchdowns from 1996-1999.

Ball also tied Prentice for the career lead in rushing touchdowns with his 73rd. He already holds the Big Ten record for career rushing touchdowns and tied Barry Sanders’ NCAA record for single-season touchdowns as a junior last season.

Ball has scored 15 touchdowns in his past eight games, and has rushed for 1,417 rushing yards. The numbers are down from last season when he finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy balloting, finishing last year with 1,923 yards (6.3 per carry) and 33 touchdowns.

But Ball has overcome an offseason assault, two concussions and massive transition on the offensive line to ascend to the top of the conference record books.



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