Heisman Watch: Week 11

RB Montee Ball
Text: Cory McCartney, SI.com
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RB Montee Ball

Wisconsin, Jr.

Last week: 23 rushes for 166 yards and two TDs; one reception for five yards and one TD in 42-13 win over Minnesota.

Season (10 games): 185 rushes for 1,242 yards and 23 TDs; 14 receptions for 234 yards and four TDs; one pass for 25 yards and one TD.

Has the Watchman been keying in on the wrong Badger all this time? No disrespect to Russell Wilson, but Ball is making his case as the most dominant player in Wisconsin's attack. He's leading the nation with an average of 16.2 points per game and sits atop the Big Ten in all-purpose yards and rushing yards. Oh, and he just broke the conference's single-season record with 27 TDs, eclipsing the previous record of 26 by Pete Johnson, Anthony Thompson and Ki-Jana Carter. With a maximum of four games ahead of him, it'll be worth watching to see whether he can break Barry Sanders' NCAA record of 39 total TDs.

Next up: Saturday at Illinois

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