Scores

Final

Wisconsin 55

(5-5, 2-5 Big Ten)

Indiana 20

(3-7, 1-5 Big Ten)

Coverage: BTN

12:00 PM ET, November 8, 2008

Memorial Stadium (Bloomington, IN), Bloomington, IN

1 2 3 4 T
WIS 14 10 17 1455
IND 13 7 0 020

Top Performers

Passing: B. Chappell (IND) - 126 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. Gilreath (WIS) - 8 CAR, 168 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: G. Graham (WIS) - 5 REC, 69 YDS

Hill's three touchdowns carry Wisconsin by Indiana

Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Wisconsin's P.J. Hill ran for three touchdowns, David Gilreath added two more, John Clay scored once, and all three players topped 100 yards rushing in a 55-20 rout Saturday.

It looked like old-style Badger football.

Wisconsin (5-5, 2-5) relied on a smashmouth attack, routinely sending Hill and Clay up the middle while Gilreath did his damage on a series of end arounds. The Badgers' defense reverted to old form, too, shutting out the Hoosiers in the second half after knocking out quarterback Ben Chappell with a head injury just before halftime.

Indiana's battered and beleaguered run defense never had a chance to save this season's bowl hopes. The Hoosiers dropped to 3-7 (1-5), officially eliminating them from postseason contention.

The Badgers finished with a season-high 441 yards rushing, getting 127 from Hill and 112 from Clay, while Gilreath ran eight times for 168 yards and two scores. Gilreath had rushed for only 122 yards in Wisconsin's first nine games.

The 441 yards rushing tied a Memorial Stadium record by any team.

Indiana was still in contention after a bizarre first half, in which the Badgers turned the ball over three times inside their own 40 and the two teams combined for just two punts.

But with Chappell out, the Hoosiers struggled to do anything right.

Wisconsin, in contrast, had no such problem.

It broke open a 24-20 game when Gilreath ran left, sprinted down the sideline and faked out an Indiana defender for a 90-yard TD run on the Badgers' second play of the third quarter -- the second-longest run in school history.

Philip Welch then made a 39-yard field goal to make it 34-20, Clay scored on a 1-yard run late in the third quarter and Hill opened the fourth quarter with a 19-yard scoring run to make it 48-20.

Chappell finished 11-for-20 for 126 yards with one touchdown for the Hoosiers, who were hit hard again by injuries Saturday. Quarterback Kellen Lewis, spent the first half on the sideline with a sprained ankle before relieving the injured Chappell.

Indiana had announced before the game that starting safety Nick Polk would miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, and linebacker Will Patterson left in the first quarter with a left knee injury and cornerback Richard Council left in the second half with a knee injury.

Wisconsin right tackle Eric Vanden Heuvel was carted off the field after Wisconsin's second play with what appeared to be a lower right leg injury, and middle linebacker Jaevery McFadden left early with a head injury.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WIS
IND
1st Downs3114
Total Yards601274
Passing160141
Rushing441133
Penalties3-354-30
3rd Down Conversions5-104-17
4th Down Conversions2-20-4
Turnovers41
Possession34:1325:47

Passing Leaders

WisconsinC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sherer10/191437.501
IndianaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Chappell11/201266.310

Rushing Leaders

WisconsinCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gilreath816821.0290
Hill191266.6319
IndianaCARYDSAVGTDLG
McCray9535.9031
Thigpen6315.2011

Receiving Leaders

WisconsinRECYDSAVGTDLG
Graham56913.8024
Toon34113.7017
IndianaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Means14343.0143
Turner5336.608

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWISIND
TD10:12P.J. Hill 3 Yd Run (Philip Welch Kick) 70
FG06:47Austin Starr 42 Yd 73
TD02:37P.J. Hill 1 Yd Run (Philip Welch Kick) 143
TD00:38Andrew Means 43 Yd Pass From Ben Chappell (Austin Starr Kick) 1410
FG00:15Austin Starr 33 Yd 1413
SECOND QUARTERWISIND
TD07:44David Gilreath 8 Yd Run (Philip Welch Kick) 2113
TD03:57Ben Chappell 1 Yd Run (Austin Starr Kick) 2120
FG00:00Philip Welch 19 Yd 2420
THIRD QUARTERWISIND
TD13:32David Gilreath 90 Yd Run (Philip Welch Kick) 3120
FG07:13Philip Welch 39 Yd 3420
TD01:46John Clay 1 Yd Run (Philip Welch Kick) 4120
FOURTH QUARTERWISIND
TD12:33P.J. Hill 19 Yd Run (Philip Welch Kick) 4820
TD03:37Scott Tolzien 2 Yd Run (Philip Welch Kick) 5520