Montee Ball is NCAA's touchdown king

November, 24, 2012
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There's a new touchdown king in college football, and his name is Montee Ball.

The Wisconsin senior running back scored his 79th career touchdown in the first quarter at Penn State, eclipsing former Miami (Ohio) star Travis Prentice for the NCAA all-time total touchdowns record. Ball scored on a 17-yard sweep with 6:26 left in the first quarter to give Wisconsin a 13-7 lead.

Ball has scored 15 touchdowns in his past eight games after a slow start to his senior season. He also tied Prentice for the career lead in rushing touchdowns with his 73rd. He already holds the Big Ten record for career rushing touchdowns.

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