Wisconsin star running back Montee Ball set an NCAA record after scoring his 79th career touchdown on a 17-yard run in the first quarter of Saturday’s 24-21 overtime loss at Penn State. The score broke a tie in the record book with Travis Prentice of Miami (Ohio), who had previously set the major college mark in 1999. Entering Saturday’s game, Ball had 72 career rushing scores – including 17 this season – to go with six receiving touchdowns. Ball clutched the football tightly in his right arm while getting pats on the helmet from teammates after the touchdown run gave the Badgers a 14-7 lead at 6:27 of the first quarter. Ball finished the game with 111 yards rushing and a touchdown on 27 carries.
– Associated Press