Minneapolis, MN – Montee Ball scored three touchdowns to set season record, and No. 16 Wisconsin had no trouble Saturday 13 victory over Minnesota.
Ball cut left through the line and broke a tackle for his third touchdown, a three-yard run in the fourth quarter that gave him a Big Ten-record 27 total TDs for the season.
The score punctuated Wisconsin's eighth straight over Minnesota in the FBS level's most-played rivalry.
Russell Wilson passed for 178 yards and four touchdowns while Ball gained 166 yards on the ground in the win to lead a potent Wisconsin rushing attack.
The Badgers (8-2, 4-2 Big Ten) have now beaten Purdue and Minnesota by big margins in back-to-back weeks to shake off losses to Ohio State and Michigan.
Minnesota (2-8, 1-5) scored touchdowns on a fake field goal in the second quarter and Duane Bennett's 96-yard kickoff return to open the second half, but lost for the sixth time in its last seven games.
Ball scored his first two touchdowns in the first quarter -- one receiving and one rushing -- to tie the previous conference record of 26 shared by Ohio State's Pete Johnson (1975), Indiana's Anthony Thompson (1988) and Penn State's Ki-Jana Carter (1994).