STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — 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 game against 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’s score gave the Badgers a 14-7 lead at 6:27 of the first quarter. Penn State won the game, 24-21 in overtime.
— The Associated Press