Postgame Notes

Here are some notes of interest following the Badgers' loss against Illinois.


- The Badgers are now 2-9 at home against Big Ten teams since winning back-to-back Rose Bowls.

- Jim Sorgi is now 0-5 as Wisconsin's starting quarterback.

- Jim Leonhard's Big Ten leading eighth interception in the third quarter places him second on the school single-season interceptions list.

- Mike Allen's 44-yard field goal in the second quarter was his fourth field goal more than 40 yards of length this season.

- The Wisconsin defense registered five takeaways for the second time this season. The Badgers now have 27 takeaways for the season and are plus-16 in the turnover battle on the year.

- Dwayne Smith registered his second 100-yard rushing game of the season (he had 110 at Michigan State) with his career-high 122-yard performance. Smith also rushed for a pair of touchdowns, giving him the first multiple touchdown game of his career.

- Brandon Williams caught a career-high seven passes.

- Today's attendance was 78,708, marking the 61st consecutive contest at which the Badgers have drawn a crowd of at least 70,000 at 76,634-seat Camp Randall Stadium. Among those 61 games, 52 have been sellouts.


- Antoineo Harris rushed for 158 yards to register his first 1,000-yard season. It was also the first 1,000-yard season for an Illini since Robert Holcombe rushed for 1,253 in 1997.

- Harris recorded his fourth 100-yard game of the season. His four 100-yard efforts are the most for an Illini since Holcombe had five in 1997.

- With four made PATs, Peter Christofilakos moved into the Big Ten record books with 64 consecutive extra points made. He is is now ninth on the list.

- Walter Young had a personal high nine receptions. He reached the 100-yard receiving mark for the second time this season and the sixth of his career.

- Jon Beutjer threw four touchdown passes, marking the third time this season he has thrown for four scores.

- Illinois' win improves the Illini record in the series to 35-29-7 and evens the series in Madison at 16-16-4.

- Greg Lewis caught two touchdown passes to move into seventh place on the school's career touchdown receptions list. Walter Young caught his 14th career touchdown to move into fifth place.

- Travis Williams' fourth-quarter interception was the first of his career.

- Illinois registered 504 yards of total offense, surpassing the 500-yard mark for the fourth time this season. Illinois has topped 600 yard twice this year.

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