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Montee Ball sets FBS career touchdown record with no. 79

11/24/2012 at 2:22 pm By

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The season started with Heisman hopes for Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball. Unfortunately it will end without a return trip to New York for this year’s ceremony. But the senior is putting the finishing touches on a memorable year (and career), one he can be more than proud of.

Last month Montee Ball established a new Big Ten record for career touchdowns. In the first half of today’s game against Penn State Ball surpassed 60 yards rushing giving him the second most yards on the ground in school history for a senior, passing Terrell Fletcher’s 1,476. This 17 yard score broke the Doak Walker Award finalist’s tie with former Miami (OH) running back Travis Prentice, giving him more career touchdowns than anyone who has ever played football at an FBS school.




Ball and the Badgers face Nebraska in the Big Ten Championship Game next weekend for a chance to play in the Rose Bowl. Even if Wisconsin falls short of their third consecutive appearance in The Granddaddy of Them All we’ll still have two more opportunities to watch one of best running backs in Big Ten and college football history. It’s been a pleasure.

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