September 8, 2008

Inside the Numbers: Marshall

MADISON, Wis. - The Badgers improved to 2-0 on the season after their 51-14 disposal of Marshall Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall stadium. Before heading into Fresno State, the Badgers can learn what they did well and still need to work on by looking at the statistics of week two.

The following is an inside the numbers look of last Saturday's game against Marshall and the young season:

51: Number of consecutive points UW scored after falling behind 14-0 early in the second quarter. It was the most consecutive points for the Badgers in a game since they scored the first 52 against Indiana in 2006.

55-7: The Badger's have outscored opponents by this margin in the second half of their first two games. This includes a 34-0 advantage in the second half against Marshall.

26: Times UW was able to move the chains throughout the contest on Saturday.

233: More yards quarterback Allan Evridge threw for Saturday (308) as compared to week one where he had only 75.

26: Times Evridge attempted a pass, 16 times more than the previous week.

2: Number of games middle linebacker Jaevery McFadden has led the team in tackles. He added 9 more on Saturday, 4 solo.

158: Rushing yards UW backs were able to muster combined. A little different than their 404 against Akron.

3,048 Yards junior P.J. Hill has rushed for in his career, he passed the 3,000 yard mark by rushing for 57 yards on 18 carries. Hill needs 661 more yards to pass Billy Marek to find himself in the top three in school history for rushing yards.

7.3: Average yards per play for the Badger offense against the Thundering Herd.

3: Interceptions by the UW secondary, including 2 by Niles Brinkley.

35-0: The Badger's have outscored opponents by this margin in the third quarter of their first two games.

7: Number of years since the Badgers have lost a non-conference game on the road in the regular season. That game was a 31-28 loss to Oregon.

16: Number of consecutive home games UW has won, trailing only Oklahoma's 20 for best in the nation.

44.5: Points per game the Badgers have averaged over their first two games.

483: Average total yards per game for UW offense.

50.2: Yards true freshman punter Brad Nortman averages per punt attempt so far in the season. His net average is at 48.0.

102: Yards receiving tight end Lance Kendricks has so far in 2008, the highest total of any receiver on the team.

72.5: Number, on average, the UW defense has allowed on the ground in the first two games.

5: Number of teams in all of college football that travel to another non-conference top-25 team's home field to play. UW joins Ohio State, Auburn, Kansas and Georgia in that category.

10: Badger's ranking in both major polls heading to Fresno State, it his the highest ranked team to play in Bulldog Stadium since Oregon State was ranked No. 10 in 2001.

86: Wins Fresno State head coach Pat Hill has since taking over in 1997.

Number 1…biggest game in Fresno history, as hyped by Pat Hill, since he has taken over will happen this Saturday.

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