After rushing for four touchdowns in Wisconsin’s 45-7 win over Penn State on
Saturday, Badger running back Montee Ball was named the Big Ten’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week. Ball shares the award this week with Michigan’s Denard Robinson.
Ball has rushed for a Big Ten record 34 touchdowns, just five scores shy of the FBS record of 39 set by Barry Sanders in 1988. He finished the day Saturday with 156 yards on 25 carries. It’s the fourth time in Ball’s career that he’s scored four touchdowns in a single game.
Ball has scored at least one touchdown in 18 straight games and has at least two scores in 12 consecutive games this season, breaking the NCAA record of 11 straight set by Sanders.
It’s the fourth weekly honor of the season for Ball, tied for second most in conference history.