Wisconsin Football: Badgers have plenty of depth at the RB position

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The Wisconsin football team showed there are plenty of horses in the running back stable in their win over Michigan. Wisconsin football is known for their ability to run the football. The Badgers lost two-time Doak-Walker award-winner, Jonathan Taylor, to the NFL Draft after last season. It often takes more than one person to fill […]

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Berger will probably end up being our next RB to set records.
 

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Berger will probably end up being our next RB to set records.

Where some of those stand now (post-1956):

Rushing Yards
Quarter: 189, Melvin Gordon vs. Nebraska (2), 11/15/2014
Half: 258, Michael Bennett vs. Oregon, 9/9/2000
Game: 408, Melvin Gordon vs. Nebraska, 11/15/2014
Season: 2,587, Melvin Gordon, 2014
Career: 7,125, Ron Dayne, 1996-99

Rushing Attempts
Quarter: 16, Ron Dayne vs. Minnesota, 11/9/1996
Half: 31, Ron Dayne vs. Minnesota, 11/9/1996
Game: 50, Ron Dayne vs. Minnesota, 11/9/1996
Season: 356, Montee Ball, 2012
Career: 1,220, Ron Dayne, 1996-99

Highest Average Per Carry
Game (10 att.): 19.5, Melvin Gordon vs. Bowling Green, 9/20/2014
Season (100 att.): 7.81, Melvin Gordon, 2013
Career (300 att.): 7.79, Melvin Gordon, 2011-14

Rushing Touchdowns
Game: 5, Billy Marek vs. Minnesota, 11/23/1974; Anthony Davis vs. Minnesota, 11/23/2002; Brian Calhoun vs. Bowling Green 9/3/2005 and Illinois, 10/29/2005; Melvin Gordon vs. Bowling Green 9/20/2014
Season: 33, Montee Ball, 2011
Career: 77, Montee Ball, 2009-12

100-yard Rushing Games
Season: 12, Melvin Gordon, 2014; Jonathan Taylor, 2018
Career: 33, Ron Dayne, 1996-99
Consecutive: 17, Brent Moss, 1993-94

200-yard Rushing Games
Season: 6, Melvin Gordon, 2014
Career: 14, Ron Dayne, 1996-99
Consecutive: 3, Billy Marek, 1974; Ron Dayne, 1996; Ron Dayne, 1999; Melvin Gordon, 2014

Highest Rushing Average Per Game
Season: 184.8, Melvin Gordon, 2014
Career: 151.6, Ron Dayne, 1996-99

Rushing Yards in Consecutive Games
Two: 628, Ron Dayne, 1996
Three: 874, Ron Dayne, 1996
Four: 987, Ron Dayne, 1996
Five: 1,233, Ron Dayne, 1996
Six: 1,477, Ron Dayne, 1996

Most Total Yards
Game: 416, Darrell Bevell vs. Minnesota, 10/23/1993
Season: 3,199, Russell Wilson, 2011
Career: 7,477, Darrell Bevell, 1992-95

Most All-Purpose Yardage (non-QB)
Game: 408, Melvin Gordon vs. Nebraska, 11/15/2014
Season: 2,740, Melvin Gordon, 2014
Career: 7,429, Ron Dayne, 1996-99

Single Season Total TDs: Ball/Wilson (2011) - 40
 
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Where some of those stand now (post-1956):

Rushing Yards
Quarter: 189, Melvin Gordon vs. Nebraska (2), 11/15/2014
Half: 258, Michael Bennett vs. Oregon, 9/9/2000
Game: 408, Melvin Gordon vs. Nebraska, 11/15/2014
Season: 2,587, Melvin Gordon, 2014
Career: 7,125, Ron Dayne, 1996-99

Rushing Attempts
Quarter: 16, Ron Dayne vs. Minnesota, 11/9/1996
Half: 31, Ron Dayne vs. Minnesota, 11/9/1996
Game: 50, Ron Dayne vs. Minnesota, 11/9/1996
Season: 356, Montee Ball, 2012
Career: 1,220, Ron Dayne, 1996-99

Highest Average Per Carry
Game (10 att.): 19.5, Melvin Gordon vs. Bowling Green, 9/20/2014
Season (100 att.): 7.81, Melvin Gordon, 2013
Career (300 att.): 7.79, Melvin Gordon, 2011-14

Rushing Touchdowns
Game: 5, Billy Marek vs. Minnesota, 11/23/1974; Anthony Davis vs. Minnesota, 11/23/2002; Brian Calhoun vs. Bowling Green 9/3/2005 and Illinois, 10/29/2005; Melvin Gordon vs. Bowling Green 9/20/2014
Season: 33, Montee Ball, 2011
Career: 77, Montee Ball, 2009-12

100-yard Rushing Games
Season: 12, Melvin Gordon, 2014; Jonathan Taylor, 2018
Career: 33, Ron Dayne, 1996-99
Consecutive: 17, Brent Moss, 1993-94

200-yard Rushing Games
Season: 6, Melvin Gordon, 2014
Career: 14, Ron Dayne, 1996-99
Consecutive: 3, Billy Marek, 1974; Ron Dayne, 1996; Ron Dayne, 1999; Melvin Gordon, 2014

Highest Rushing Average Per Game
Season: 184.8, Melvin Gordon, 2014
Career: 151.6, Ron Dayne, 1996-99

Rushing Yards in Consecutive Games
Two: 628, Ron Dayne, 1996
Three: 874, Ron Dayne, 1996
Four: 987, Ron Dayne, 1996
Five: 1,233, Ron Dayne, 1996
Six: 1,477, Ron Dayne, 1996

Most Total Yards
Game: 416, Darrell Bevell vs. Minnesota, 10/23/1993
Season: 3,199, Russell Wilson, 2011
Career: 7,477, Darrell Bevell, 1992-95

Most All-Purpose Yardage
Game: 408, Melvin Gordon vs. Nebraska, 11/15/2014 Kick Season: 2,740, Melvin Gordon, 2014
Career: 7,429, Ron Dayne, 1996-99

Single Season Total TDs: Ball/Wilson (2011) - 40

amazing how many of those records belong to dayne and gordon, neither one of whom really excelled at the next level.

also impressive to see that a couple of bevell's records still stand.
 
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