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Wisconsin at Purdue

Ball has career day, third all-time in career touchdowns

CBSSports.com wire reports

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Montee Ball ran for a career-high 247 yards and scored three touchdowns to help Wisconsin beat Purdue 38-14 on Saturday afternoon.

James White added 124 yards rushing for the Badgers (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten), who outgained Purdue 645 yards to 252. The Badgers pounded out 467 yards rushing in the rain.

Ball moved past Texas Tech's Taurean Henderson and now is alone in third place in NCAA history with 72 total career touchdowns.

Akeem Hunt ran for 85 yards and a touchdown for Purdue. The Boilermakers (3-3, 0-2), who were coming off a 44-13 loss to Michigan, travel to Ohio State next week.

The win gives Wisconsin a favorable position in the Big Ten's Leaders Division, especially since Ohio State and Penn State cannot qualify for the conference title game because of NCAA rules violations.

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Scoring Summary
PURDUECaleb TerBush 1 yd run (Paul Griggs kick)
WISCJacob Pedersen 21 yd pass from Joel Stave (Kyle French kick)
WISCMontee Ball 3 yd run (Kyle French kick)
WISCKyle French 30 yd FG
WISCMontee Ball 67 yd run (Kyle French kick)
WISCMontee Ball 3 yd run (Kyle French kick)
WISCJames White 14 yd run (Kyle French kick)
PURDUEAkeem Hunt 81 yd run (Paul Griggs kick)
Team Stats
First Downs3011
Third Down Efficiency5-133-16
Fourth Down Efficiency0-11-2
Plays-Net Yards78-64559-252
Passing Yds178124
Kick Return Yds45165
Punt Return Yds20
Time of Poss.38:4221:18
Individual Stats
WISC: Montee Ball 29-247, James White 16-124, Melvin Gordon 7-80, Joel Stave 1-10, Jacob Pedersen 1-10, Jeffrey Lewis 1-0, Team 2--4
PURDUE: Akeem Hunt 4-85, Akeem Shavers 9-50, Brandon Cottom 1-9, Ralph Bolden 4-7, Antavian Edison 1-7, Rob Henry 1-4, Caleb TerBush 6--11, Robert Marve 2--23
WISC: Joel Stave 12-21-178-1
PURDUE: Caleb TerBush 7-16-80-1, Robert Marve 3-9-43-0, Rob Henry 1-6-1-0
WISC: Jacob Pedersen 4-77, Jared Abbrederis 4-43, Brian Wozniak 2-40, Montee Ball 1-14, Kenzel Doe 1-4
PURDUE: Antavian Edison 3-58, O.J. Ross 3-17, Gary Bush 2-32, Dolapo Macarthy 1-10, Crosby Wright 1-10, Akeem Hunt 1--3
Wisconsin2nd Big Ten West5-28-3
Purdue7th Big Ten West1-62-9