Scores

Final

Wofford 14

(1-2, 0-2 away)

Wisconsin 44

(3-0, 3-0 home)

Coverage: BTN

12:00 PM ET, September 19, 2009

Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI

1 2 3 4 T
WOF 0 0 7 714
WIS 3 28 6 744

Top Performers

Passing: S. Tolzien (WIS) - 159 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: Z. Brown (PITT) - 12 CAR, 63 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: L. Kendricks (WIS) - 6 REC, 70 YDS, 1 TD

Tolzien, Brown power Wisconsin past Wofford

Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. -- Scott Tolzien threw for two touchdowns, Zach Brown ran for two more and Wisconsin blocked a punt for another in the Badgers' 44-14 rout of Wofford on Saturday to remain undefeated.

Tolzien finished 15 of 20 for 159 yards in his third career start and freshman Chris Borland flipped head over heels to block a punt as the Badgers turned a slow start into an easy win early in the second quarter.

But questions remain for Wisconsin (3-0) heading into the Big Ten Conference opener against Michigan State next Saturday. The Badgers fumbled six times, losing three of them, and their two heralded backs both had shaky performances.

Sophomore John Clay got the start after a career-best 143 yards against Fresno State last week, but finished with 70 yards on 12 carries and fumbled three times.

Brown, the previous starter, gained 63 yards on 12 carries and lost his only fumble. The junior joined Clay reaching 1,000 yards for his career with his 2-yard TD run late in the third quarter and added another 2-yard TD run in the fourth.

The Badgers had struggled the previous two times they played a Football Championship Subdivision opponent, but Wofford (1-2) only managed to hang around for a quarter because of the turnovers by Clay and Brown.

Wisconsin turned it into a laugher in just under 5 minutes of the second quarter.

Leading 3-0 on Philip Welch's field goal, Wisconsin scored a touchdown on the first play of the second quarter on Tolzien's 3-yard toss to Lance Kendricks.

Borland, who also forced a fumble on a punt return in the first quarter, followed moments later with a blocked punt by slicing through Wofford's line and flipping head over heels to get his hands on Chris Tommie's kick.

The ball bounced to the back of the end zone where fellow freshman David Gilbert recovered it to make it 17-0.

On Wofford's next possession, the Terriers failed on fourth-and-4 from their own 26.

That set up third-string running back Erik Smith's 10-yard run to make it 24-0 with 10:14 left and Wisconsin took a 31-0 lead into halftime on Tolzien's 7-yard TD pass to Garrett Graham.

In Wisconsin's previous two FCS games, The Citadel scored 31 points to keep it uncomfortably close throughout in 2007 and Cal Poly scored 35 points before losing in overtime last year.

Wofford, a Spartanburg, S.C.-based school of 1,400, didn't have top running back Eric Breitenstein because of a knee injury and couldn't provide the same challenge in its first game in school history against a Big Ten opponent.

All 63 of Wofford's yards in the first half came on runs from the triple option, but the Terriers finally broke through in the third quarter.

Austin Palmer scored on a 7-yard run to capitalize on one of Wisconsin's turnovers and Palmer reached the end zone again from the 1 with 2:24 left in the game to cap scoring.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WOF
WIS
1st Downs1621
Total Yards259430
Passing45172
Rushing214258
Penalties3-206-63
3rd Down Conversions6-155-8
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers43
Possession31:0428:56

Passing Leaders

WoffordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Allen2/6325.301
WisconsinC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tolzien15/201598.020

Rushing Leaders

WoffordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rucker7466.6015
Allen16442.8026
WisconsinCARYDSAVGTDLG
Phillips49223.0037
Clay12705.8021

Receiving Leaders

WoffordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Reed12626.0026
Joslin11313.0013
WisconsinRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kendricks67011.7128
Toon67011.7020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWOFWIS
FG04:23Philip Welch 36 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERWOFWIS
TD14:55Lance Kendricks 3 Yd Pass From Scott Tolzien (Philip Welch Kick) 010
TD12:50David Gilbert Recovered Blocked Punt In End Zone (Philip Welch Kick) 017
TD10:14Erik Smith 4 Yd Run (Philip Welch Kick) 024
TD01:32Garrett Graham 7 Yd Pass From Scott Tolzien (Philip Welch Kick) 031
THIRD QUARTERWOFWIS
TD05:29Austin Palmer 7 Yd Run (Christian Reed Kick) 731
TD01:45Zach Brown 2 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 737
FOURTH QUARTERWOFWIS
TD09:37Zach Brown 2 Yd Run (Philip Welch Kick) 744
TD02:24Austin Palmer 1 Yd Run (Christian Reed Kick) 1444