At the half: Wisconsin rolling against IU

October, 15, 2011
10/15/11
1:37
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It's halftime at Camp Randall Stadium, and the only surprise so far is that it took Wisconsin nearly 10 minutes to score.

The Badgers have since picked up the scoring pace and lead Indiana 38-7 at the half. Indiana has had no answer for the Badgers offense, which has received touchdown runs from Montee Ball and James White and a touchdown pass from Ball to quarterback Russell Wilson.

Take that, Andrew Luck.

Not surprisingly, Wisconsin continues to pick up huge chunks of yards both with its run game and its passing attack. Other than one overthrow to Jared Abbrederis, Wilson has been sharp, completing 9 of 12 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown. Both Ball (86 rush yards, 2 touchdowns) and White (84 rush yards, touchdown) should be making more trips to the end zone against an overmatched Hoosiers defense.

Indiana has moved the ball decently and reached Wisconsin territory on several possessions. But the Hoosiers haven't translated yards into many points, and Antonio Fenelus' interception of an Ed Wright-Baker pass in the end zone squashed any momentum for IU.

Junior college transfer Stephen Houston has provided a spark for IU at running back, racking up 109 yards on 12 carries, including a 67-yard scoring scamper.

Wisconsin isn't on pace for 83 points again and likely will play its reserves for a good portion of the second half. No need to risk Wilson, Ball and White for too much longer.

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