Offensive MVP

James White, Wisconsin

The workhorse running back carried 26 times for 125 yards and had a 1-yard TD run.

 

Defensive MVP

Chris Borland, Wisconsin

The linebacker had a game-high 12 tackles and recovered two fumbles, one of which he forced.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

10 Consecutive wins for Wisconsin in the battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe.

185 Total offensive yards by the Gophers, lowest since 165 against Iowa.

3 Fumbles lost by Gophers, equaling their total for six previous Big Ten games.

10:22 Wisconsin’s edge in possesion time, ending a five-game streak in which the Gophers had the edge.

197 Rushing yards by Wisconsin, its second-lowest total of the season.

120 All-purpose yards by the Badgers’ Jared Abbrederis (67 receiving, 6 rushing, 47 punt return).

68 Rushing yards by the Gophers’ David Cobb, breaking his streak of four straight 100-plus-yard games.

83 Passing yards by Gophers QB Philip Nelson, just 7-for-23.

11 Gophers first downs, tying the season low from the loss to Iowa.

 

0 Points produced by the Gophers offense.

JOE CHRISTENSEN