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GAME NOTES: No. 12 Wisconsin 45, Purdue 24

Who said what, about what following the Badgers win.

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Game notes

  • Zach Hintze has a leg... and now a scrape on his face, following his school-record 62-yard field goal, to end the first half.
  • Hintze on the scrape:

“It was a dangerous place out there,” Hintze said. “I was celebrating and sooner-or-later, I got hit with a helmet...”

  • Hintze on the kick itself:

“That was surreal, I can’t explain in words at that moment, how that felt,” Hintze said. “It was a lot of chaos, a lot of people jumping on me, it was insane.”

  • Paul Chryst on whether someone asked Hintze pre-game what distance he was good at and what led up to the kick:

“That would be a good way to do it,” Chryst said. “The way that played out, you know, can we pop a couple of runs and we were just asking Chris Haering, the special teams coach where we gotta get it to and he thought if we got it around the 45 (yard-line) we’de have a shot at it.”

  • Garrett Groshek on the fake hand off to Mason Stokke, on his touchdown run:

“For the most part yeah, it’s a pretty simple read, because I’m not giving it to Mason,” Groshek said.

  • When asked if Stokke knows that he wouldn’t give it to him:

“He (Stokke) knows,” Groshek said.

  • Chris Orr on having family there on Senior Day:

“They don’t get to make many games, being so far away, everybody is always busy,” Orr said. “Whatever the case is, and I got a young nephew and stuff, but it was great seeing all of them, the support you know, was amazing, just being able to see their faces, put on a good showing for them.”

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 23 Purdue at Wisconsin Photo by Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
  • Orr on how quickly Wisconsin will forget about this win and start to get ready for Minnesota:

“Same rules as every other one,” Orr said. “Tomorrow morning we will fix what we have to fix and after we put it to bed, it’s on to the next.”

  • Quintez Cephus on the use of jet sweeps and wildcat formations:

“That’s great (expanding the playbook), we have a lot of great guys in the receiving room, and all around our team and using those types of plays to keep the defense on their toes, keep them honest,” Cephus said. “That’s been working for us and it’s exciting seeing our guys running down the field like that, behind out great offensive line, I think is gives us an advantage.”

  • Jonathan Taylor on the curtain call:

“It was something special, especially because you don’t know if you’re going to be here again, so I think that’s the biggest thing is just being appreciative of that opportunity,” Taylor said. “I didn’t know that was going to happen, so once it was going on, you kind of start looking around at the fans like wow, these fans pack this thing in every single Saturday just to watch us, see the hard work that we put in and to put it on display, so you start being really appreciative.”

  • Taylor on if he had a chance to take everything in:

“I was next to Chris (Orr) during jump around, just sharing that moment with him, because I knew that this was his last jump around at the camp,” Taylor said. “Just seing the expression on his face and watching him soak it all up, it was a real special moment.”

  • Zack Baun on playing his final game at Camp Randall:

“You don’t really realize how fast it goes until you’re going through the motions and really living it,” Baun said. “When it comes to the end, it really hits you and gotta soak it all in and senior night is one of the ends, but it’s not the end, we got a lot more to do.”

Game notes provided by UW Athletic Department

  • The Badgers have won 26 of their last 32 Big Ten games, dating to the 2016 season.
  • Wisconsin finished with a season-high 606 total yards of offense. UW has now topped 500 yards in three games this season.
  • The Badgers rushed for a season-high 403 yards.
  • Sophomore WR Aron Cruickshank rushed for a career-high 47 yards, including his first rushing touchdown of the season (second of his career) on a 27-yard run in the first quarter.
  • Wisconsin recorded its second TD drive of at least 90 yards this season with a nine-play, 95-yard march in the third quarter. All 95 yards came on the ground, capped by a six-yard TD run by Garrett Groshek.
  • Jonathan Taylor now has 5,856 yards for his career, the second-highest total in Big Ten history behind only Ron Dayne (7,125).
  • Taylor rushed for at least 200 yards for the 12th time in his career, matching Texas’ Ricky Williams (12, 1995-98) for the second-most 200-yard games in FBS history. Only Ron Dayne (14, 1996-99) has recorded more.
  • Senior K Zach Hintze connected on a school-record 62-yard field goal as time expired in the first half, the first made field goal of his career.
  • Hintze also holds the Wisconsin state high school record with a 61-yard field goal he delivered in the 2014 state playoffs.