Wisconsin Badgers-Purdue pregame notes Wisconsin News


Notes, tidbits and stats from the game between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Purdue Boilermakers at Camp Randall Stadium:

— This is the 89th meeting between Wisconsin and Purdue. The Badgers lead the series 51-29-8, including 28-12-5 at Madison. Wisconsin has won the last 15 meetings, including seven in a row at Camp Randall Stadium.

— In 2022, the Badgers are 3-2 when they score first, 0-2 when the opponent scores first, 3-0 when they lead after the first quarter, 0-1 when the opponent leads after the first quarter, 3- 2 when leading at halftime, 0-2 when trailing at halftime, 3-0 when leading after the third quarter, and 0-3 when the opponent was leading after the third quarter.

— Wisconsin has 31 100-yard rushers against Purdue. Last: Chez Mellusi (149) and Braelon Allen (140) in 2021. Last in Madison: Jonathan Taylor, 222 in 2019. More: Jonathan Taylor, 321 in 2018. Most at home: Ron Dayne, 244 in 1996.

— The Badgers have 16 200-yard passers against Purdue. Last: Jack Coan, 203 in 2019. More: Joel Stave, 322 in 2015. (Both games were home wins.)

— Wisconsin has seven 100-yard receivers against Purdue. Last: Quintez Cephus, 100 in 2017. Most: Al Toon, 252 in 1983. Most at home: Chris Chambers, 173 in 2000. No. in home wins: Al Toon, 118 in 1984.

— Graham Mertz needs 4 touchdown passes to tie and 5 to pass Brooks Bollinger for fifth on the UW all-time list.

— Mertz needs 2 touchdown passes to tie Darrell Bevell (1994), Jim Sorgi (2003), John Stocco (2006) and Tyler Donovan (2007) for 8th, 3 to tie Jack Coan (2019) and 4 to tie and 5 to pass Randy Wright (1983) and Darrell Bevell (1993) for fifth place on the UW single-season list.

— Mertz needs 2 passing yards to pass Randy Wright for eighth and 294 to pass Mike Samuel for seventh on the UW all-time list.

— Mertz needs 9 completions to pass Scott Tolzien for sixth, 13 to pass Brooks Bollinger for fifth and 25 to pass Alex Hornibrook for fourth on the UW all-time list.

— Braelon Allen needs 87 rushing yards to pass Carl McCullough for 15th place on the UW all-time list.

— Allen needs 1 rushing touchdown to tie Dale Hackbart for 17th, 2 to tie Brian Calhoun for 16th, 3 to tie and 4 to pass Mike Samuel for 15th and 5 to tie Terrell Fletcher for ranked 14th on the UW All-Time List.

— Chimere Dike needs 3 receiving touchdowns to tie Pat Richter (1961), Tony Simmons (1994), Jonathan Orr (2002 and 2005), Jared Abbrederis (2011) and Jacob Pedersen (2011) for fifth in singles UW All Time-Season List.

— Nick Herbig needs 1 sack to tie Chris Borland, O’Brien Schofield and Darryl Sims for 10th and 2 to tie and 3 to pass Erasmus James for ninth on the UW all-time list.


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