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Badgers football team has one of its biggest running attacks in years

The Wisconsin football team has one of its strongest running attacks in years. The Badgers are averaging almost 206 rushing yards per game, the 17th highest in the nation.

Last week at Indiana, the Badgers had two rushers and a receiver gain at least 100 yards apiece for only the fourth time in school history.

John Clay and Montee Ball each broke the century mark on the ground, while receiver Nick Toon did it through the air.

The last time Wisconsin did that was in 1994, when running backs Brett Moss and Terrell Fletcher and receiver Tony Simmons all cracked the 100-yard mark against Indiana.

This year, the Badgers are on a pace for their third straight season of at least 200 rushing yards a game.

The last time Wisconsin achieved it was during a six-year stretch ending in 1976. The Badgers are 4-2 in the Big Ten and 7-2 overall, as they get ready to host Michigan on Saturday.