Wisconsin Scores 83 Points in Destruction of Indiana
And, boy, was it -- to the tune of an 83-20 victory (no, that's not a typo).
After one drive for each team the score was knotted, 7-7, following a Ben Chappell-to-Tandon Doss touchdown pass for the Hoosiers. Indiana then tied the score again, 10-10, on a 48-yard Mitch Ewald field goal. From there, however, things got incredibly ugly. Fast.
Wisconsin scored four unanswered touchdowns to head to halftime up 38-10. The scoring barrage continued throughout the entire second half, as the Badgers scored six touchdowns and kicked a field goal. In all, Wisconsin racked up 598 yards of total offense and scored 10 touchdowns.
Badgers star running back John Clay missed the game due to an injury, but it made no difference as the burly offense line -- the true "star" of the Badgers -- mauled the Hoosiers defensive front from start to finish. Montee Ball carried the ball 22 times for 167 yards and three touchdowns while James White added 19 carries, 144 yards and two scores. Nate Tice scored a 17-yard touchdown on his only trip. Quarterback Scott Tolzien completed 15 of his 18 pass attempts for 181 yards and three touchdowns.
The offense didn't do it all itself, however, as the Wisconsin defense bullied the Hoosiers' normally high-octane passing offense, holding Indiana to just 148 yards passing. The Badgers also forced three turnovers while not turning it over themselves all game.
Wisconsin (9-1, 5-1 in Big Ten) will head to Michigan before hosting Northwestern to close the season.
Indiana (4-6, 0-6) faces Penn State in Washington, D.C. before heading to Purdue.