Wisconsin 37, Texas El Paso 26

Date - Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Camp Randall Stadium
Attendance - 79806

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Texas El Paso 6 3 7 10 26
Wisconsin 2 21 0 14 37

Recap


No. 24 Wisconsin 37, Texas El-Paso 26:
James White had two rushing touchdowns and Melvin Gordon added another as the 24th-ranked Badgers survived an injury to star running back Montee Ball in topping the visiting Miners.

Ball, a Heisman Trophy hopeful to start the season, was removed with a head injury after a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. He appeared to be injured when he lost a fumble for the first time in his career in the first quarter, but remained in the game and scored to give Wisconsin (3-1) a 9-6 lead. The senior was removed after the TD.

Nick Lamaison completed 22 of 39 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns for UTEP (1-3), which trailed 23-6 in the second quarter but rallied to cut the lead to four points early in the fourth. Wisconsin responded with two touchdowns in a span 15 seconds, the first by White and the second by Gordon after the Miners fumbled the kickoff.

Freshman Joel Stave, starting in place of Danny O'Brien at quarterback for Wisconsin, completed 12 of 17 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown.

Lamaison threw both TD passes to Michael Edwards, who had 151 yards on seven catches.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Gordon gained a game-high 112 yards on eight carries. ... UTEP safety Richard Spencer was carted off the field with a knee injury. ... The Miners are 0-9 in front of crowds over 70,000.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 2:15
Texas El Paso   TD  Wisconsin 0 - Texas El Paso 6
1st Quarter - 2:15
Wisconsin   MXPR  Wisconsin 2 - Texas El Paso 6
2nd Quarter - 14:13
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 9 - Texas El Paso 6
2nd Quarter - 10:42
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 16 - Texas El Paso 6
2nd Quarter - 4:23
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 23 - Texas El Paso 6
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Texas El Paso   FG  Wisconsin 23 - Texas El Paso 9
3rd Quarter - 4:57
Texas El Paso   TD  Wisconsin 23 - Texas El Paso 16
4th Quarter - 7:59
Texas El Paso   FG  Wisconsin 23 - Texas El Paso 19
4th Quarter - 3:20
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 30 - Texas El Paso 19
4th Quarter - 3:05
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 37 - Texas El Paso 19
4th Quarter - 0:50
Texas El Paso   TD  Wisconsin 37 - Texas El Paso 26
TEAMS

Team Records

  Texas El Paso Wisconsin
W/L 1 - 3 - 0 3 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Texas El Paso Wisconsin
Score 26 37
First Downs 20 21
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-18
28%
2-for-8
25%
4th Down Efficiency 4-for-4
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 336 425
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 33-77 38-215
Average/Rush 2.3 5.7
Passing
Comp-Att 22-39 12-17
Passing Yards 259 210
Average/Pass Play 6.0 10.5
Penalties-Yards 10-56 6-64
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 31:20 28:40

PLAYER STATS

Texas El Paso (1 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Lamaison 22/39 259 2 0
Wisconsin (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Stave 12/17 210 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
X. Williams 8 53 6.6 1
J. Bell 4 11 2.8 0
N. Jeffery 8 9 1.1 0
A. Golden 6 6 1.0 0
N. Lamaison 7 -2 -0.3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Gordon 8 112 14.0 1
J. White 15 65 4.3 2
M. Ball 9 40 4.4 1
J. Stave 6 -2 -0.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Edwards 7 151 21.6 2
J. Leslie 5 54 10.8 0
J. Jones 2 10 5.0 0
M. Trail 2 10 5.0 0
N. Jeffery 2 9 4.5 0
I. Hamilton 1 8 8.0 0
F. Neboh 1 7 7.0 0
D. Patterson 1 7 7.0 0
E. Tomlinson 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Abbrederis 6 147 24.5 1
J. Pedersen 2 32 16.0 0
J. White 1 14 14.0 0
J. Fredrick 1 8 8.0 0
K. Doe 1 5 5.0 0
B. Wozniak 1 4 4.0 0