With nine Saturday, Wisconsin has now scored 17 touchdowns this season. The Badgers scored 30 all of last year, and only seven in non-conference play.
Wisconsin has won eight consecutive home games. The modern era school record for consecutive home wins is nine games, accomplished twice (Sept. 26, 1953-Oct. 1, 1955 and Nov. 18, 1961-Oct. 12, 1963).
This is the fourth consecutive season that the Badgers have started 2-0. UW has won its first two games in seven of the past eight seasons.
UW's 65 points were the second-most in the modern era in school history. The most points scored in the modern era in school history was 69 against New Mexico State on Sept. 29, 1962. UW's 65-point margin of victory was the most in the modern era in school history. It was the Badgers' first shutout since blanking Indiana 59-0 on Oct. 16, 1999.
In its first two games this season, UW has scored a combined 121 points, the most for the Badgers in consecutive games in the modern era. The previous high was 105 points in the first two games of the 1957 season (60 versus Marquette and 45 versus West Virginia). The all-time school record for points in back-to-back games is 167 in the first two games of the 1915 season (82 versus Lawrence and 85 versus Marquette). That was also the last time Wisconsin scored at least 50 points in consecutive games.
Wisconsin allowed Temple just 45 yards of total offense. That is the best mark in school history. The previous low was 71 versus California Sept. on 28, 1946. Temple was credited with -11 rushing yards, the second-best mark in UW history. The lowest was -18 by Iowa on Nov. 17, 1951.
John Stocco passed for a career-best three touchdowns. He had thrown two touchdown passes against both Central Florida and Ohio State last year. He now has 13 touchdown passes in his career. He has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 10 of his 14 career starts … Stocco improves to 11-3 in his career as a starting quarterback. His 2,418 career passing yards are good for 13th on UW's career list.
Brian Calhoun's 1-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was his sixth of the season. He had five career touchdown runs entering this season.
Owen Daniels registered career highs for catches (6), yards (88) and touchdowns (3). His previous career high in yards was 72 against Ohio State on Oct. 9, 2004 and in catches was four (three times last year). He caught two touchdown passes versus Minnesota on Nov. 8, 2003. He entered the game with four career touchdown receptions (two each in 2003 and 2004).
Daniels' three touchdown catches are tied for second in school history and tied the UW school record for receiving touchdowns by a tight end. Dave Howard also caught three scores versus Iowa on Oct. 1, 1955, and Pat Richter caught three vs. Illinois on Nov. 18, 1961. The school record for touchdown catches in a game is five by Lee Evans on Nov. 15, 2003 versus Michigan State.
Brandon Williams' 66-yard punt return for a touchdown in the second quarter was the first of his career and the first for a Badger since Jim Leonhard's 63-yard return versus Purdue on Oct. 18, 2003. It was the longest return for a touchdown by a UW player since John Hunt's 89-yard score on Aug. 31, 2000 against Western Michigan.