Madison (WQOW) -- The Wisconsin football team took care of business Saturday at Purdue, by getting back to playing Badgers football....in other words, a heavy dose of the ground game.
The Badgers rolled up 484 rushing yards against the Boilermakers. Montee Ball wound up with a career high 247 yards on the ground. Ball also scored three touchdowns, while his 67-yard TD run early in the 3rd was the longest of his career.
For his efforts, Ball is the Big Ten player of the week, but if there were a best supporting cast award given out by the conference, it might go to the Wisconsin offensive line.
"A lot of what you see out of Montee is a direct result of what's going on in front of him," says Badgers head coach Bret Bielema, "the holes are there, people are making blocks, he's reading 'em. He had a number of yards on Saturday that were there, but he earned a lot of 'em too -- broke some tackles, stepped through some things, made people miss. I just think he's found that groove and really getting to where he wants to be."
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