Boxscore
Wisconsin 70, Nebraska 31
Saturday, December 1, 2012 8:17 PM
Location - Lucas Oil Stadium
Attendance - 41260

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Nebraska 10 0 7 14 31
Wisconsin 21 21 21 7 70

Recap


Wisconsin 70, No. 13 Nebraska 31: Montee Ball rushed for 202 yards and three touchdowns while James White accounted for five touchdowns as the Badgers rushed for 539 yards in their rout of the Cornhuskers in the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis.

White rushed for 109 yards and four touchdowns and also passed for one while freshman Melvin Gordon rushed for a team-high 216 yards and another TD for Wisconsin (8-5), which will face Pac-12 Conference champion Stanford in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.

The Badgers opened up a 14-0 advantage 2:03 into the game, getting a 56-yard TD run from Gordon and, eight seconds later, a 29-yard interception return for another score by Marcus Cromartie. Nebraska (10-3) rallied to within 14-10 on a 76-yard touchdown run by Taylor Martinez and field goal from Brett Maher, but White answered with the first of two consecutive touchdown runs.

Ball set an FBS record with his 74th rushing score on the next drive and Wisconsin capped off its 42-point first half when running back White found Sam Arneson in the end zone with two seconds remaining before the break.

The Badgers continued to pound the Huskers into submission in the third quarter as Ball scored from 9 and 57 yards out and White from 68, taking a 63-17 lead into the fourth quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wisconsin, typically a power-running team content with leaning on Ball, scored on Gordon’s jet-sweep as well as on three “Wildcat” plays from White – a 9- and 1-yard run and a 3-yard pass – in the first half. The Badgers just missed getting another score on a 27-yard throw from wide receiver Jared Abbrederis to quarterback Curt Phillips. … Ball posted his fourth career 200-yard rushing game, 25th 100-yard performance and became only the 17th player in FBS history to eclipse 5,000 yards rushing. … The rushing yards were the most allowed by the Huskers in school history while the 70 points were the most surrendered since a 76-39 loss to Kansas in 2007.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 13:01
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 7 - Nebraska 0
1st Quarter - 12:53
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 14 - Nebraska 0
1st Quarter - 10:58
Nebraska   TD  Wisconsin 14 - Nebraska 7
1st Quarter - 4:46
Nebraska   FG  Wisconsin 14 - Nebraska 10
1st Quarter - 1:01
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 21 - Nebraska 10
2nd Quarter - 11:11
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 28 - Nebraska 10
2nd Quarter - 7:15
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 35 - Nebraska 10
2nd Quarter - 0:02
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 42 - Nebraska 10
3rd Quarter - 14:13
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 49 - Nebraska 10
3rd Quarter - 10:47
Nebraska   TD  Wisconsin 49 - Nebraska 17
3rd Quarter - 9:27
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 56 - Nebraska 17
3rd Quarter - 6:42
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 63 - Nebraska 17
4th Quarter - 12:14
Nebraska   TD  Wisconsin 63 - Nebraska 24
4th Quarter - 8:57
Wisconsin   TD  Wisconsin 70 - Nebraska 24
4th Quarter - 0:51
Nebraska   TD  Wisconsin 70 - Nebraska 31
TEAMS

Team Records

  Nebraska Wisconsin
W/L 10 - 3 - 0 8 - 5 - 0
Conference 7 - 2 - 0 5 - 4 - 0

Team Stats

  Nebraska Wisconsin
Score 31 70
First Downs 23 24
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-16
38%
5-for-9
56%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 477 640
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 44-282 50-539
Average/Rush 6.4 10.8
Passing
Comp-Att 18-34 8-10
Passing Yards 195 101
Average/Pass Play 4.9 10.1
Penalties-Yards 4-40 4-51
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Time of Possession 30:15 29:45

PLAYER STATS

Nebraska (10 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Martinez 17/33 184 0 2
R. Burkhead 1/1 11 0 0
Wisconsin (8 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Phillips 6/8 71 0 0
J. Abbrederis 1/1 27 0 0
J. White 1/1 3 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Martinez 19 140 7.4 2
R. Burkhead 11 61 5.5 0
I. Cross 3 35 11.7 1
B. Heard 6 28 4.7 1
A. Abdullah 5 18 3.6 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Gordon 9 216 24.0 1
M. Ball 21 202 9.6 3
J. White 15 109 7.3 4
K. Doe 1 12 12.0 0
C. Phillips 2 3 1.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Turner 5 63 12.6 0
Q. Enunwa 5 51 10.2 0
K. Reed 2 29 14.5 0
R. Burkhead 2 18 9.0 0
K. Bell 2 14 7.0 0
A. Abdullah 1 11 11.0 0
B. Cotton 1 9 9.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Abbrederis 2 29 14.5 0
C. Phillips 1 27 27.0 0
J. White 1 22 22.0 0
D. Watt 1 10 10.0 0
J. Pedersen 1 9 9.0 0
S. Arneson 1 3 3.0 1
J. Duckworth 1 1 1.0 0