RB Ball breaks Big Ten record for Badgers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Well before Wisconsin’s season was sidetracked by back-to-back road losses, the school had thrown its promotional weight behind a media campaign for Russell Wilson as a Heisman Trophy candidate.

If Wilson had a vote, though, he says he would cast it for the touchdown machine who lines up behind him: Running back Montee Ball.

With three touchdowns in Saturday’s 42-13 victory at Minnesota, Ball has now scored 27 times this season. That broke the Big Ten single-season touchdown record, previously shared by Ohio State’s Pete Johnson, Indiana’s Anthony Thompson and Penn State’s Ki-Jana Carter.