Two weeks ago, the Badgers welcomed the eighth-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers to the Big Ten with a 48-17 blowout in Madison. Sensational senior quarterback Russell Wilson passed for 255 yards and a pair of touchdowns and added a touchdown on the ground, while junior running back Montee Ball added 151 yards and four scores to help the Badgers move into the Top 5.
For the season, Ball has 511 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground, while Wilson leads the country in passing efficiency at 216.9, a number that would shatter former University of Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan's existing record of 186.0.
Ball figures to have another big day against a Hoosiers run defense that is allowing 210 yards per game. Overall, the Hooisers, who are 0-2 in the Big Ten, are giving up over 400 yards and 27 points per game. After missing the last two weeks with an ankle injury, sophomore quarterback Edward Wright-Baker should return for the Hooisers this week. Wright-Baker completed 62 percent of his pass attempts for 925 yards and four touchdowns before his injury, which lead to playing time for sophomore Dusty Kiel and true freshman Tre Roberson the last two weeks.
Game date, time:12:01pm ET, Saturday, October 15, 2011
Location: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin
TV channel: ESPN2
Spread: Badgers are favored by 39 points
Series history: Badgers lead the all-time series, 37-18-2
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