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1997 Wisconsin Badgers Stats

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Record: 8-5, .615 W-L% (38th of 112)
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Barry Alvarez (8-5)

PS/G: 22.4 (68th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 23.5 (49th of 112)
SRS: 1.66 (53rd of 112) ▪ SOS: 1.58 (47th of 112)

Bowl Game: Lost Outback Bowl 33-6 versus Georgia

Team Stats

Most values are per game averages
Passing Rushing
Split G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Att Yds Avg TD
Offense 13 12.2 22.2 54.9 157.1 0.7 47.3 189.1 4.0 2.1
Defense 13 15.2 24.8 61.2 215.2 1.1 36.5 156.2 4.3 1.5
Difference -3.0 -2.6 -6.3 -58.1 -0.4 +10.8 +32.9 -0.3 +0.6

Passing

Stats include bowl game
Passing
Rk Player Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1 Mike Samuel 141 254 55.5 1896 7.5 5.8 8 13 118.4
2 Scott Kavanagh 17 34 50.0 146 4.3 4.9 1 0 95.8

Rushing & Receiving

Stats include bowl game
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Ron Dayne 263 1457 5.5 15 10 117 11.7 0 273 1574 5.8 15
2 Mike Samuel 129 242 1.9 8 129 242 1.9 8
3 Eddie Faulkner 90 353 3.9 1 2 28 14.0 0 92 381 4.1 1
4 Carl McCullough 85 377 4.4 2 5 19 3.8 0 90 396 4.4 2
5 Cecil Martin 20 70 3.5 1 16 116 7.3 0 36 186 5.2 1
6 Scott Kavanagh 12 -29 -2.4 0 12 -29 -2.4 0
7 Rob Christen 5 12 2.4 0 5 12 2.4 0
8 Charles Williams 3 1 0.3 0 3 1 0.3 0
9 Chris Chambers 2 17 8.5 0 6 50 8.3 0 8 67 8.4 0
10 Kevin Huntley 2 10 5.0 0 7 81 11.6 0 9 91 10.1 0
11 Branden Cantrell 1 2 2.0 0 1 7 7.0 0 2 9 4.5 0
12 Ben McCormick 1 -5 -5.0 0 1 -5 -5.0 0
13 Donald Hayes 45 618 13.7 2 45 618 13.7 2
14 Tony Simmons 28 553 19.8 5 28 553 19.8 5
15 Eric Grams 13 111 8.5 0 13 111 8.5 0
16 Ryan Sondrup 10 87 8.7 0 10 87 8.7 0
17 Willie Austin 8 148 18.5 0 8 148 18.5 0
18 Ahmad Merritt 3 46 15.3 0 3 46 15.3 0
19 Rasheed Golden 2 14 7.0 0 2 14 7.0 0
20 John Sigmund 1 35 35.0 1 1 35 35.0 1
21 Dague Retzlaff 1 12 12.0 1 1 12 12.0 1

Defense & Fumbles

Stats include bowl game
Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Rk Player Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
1 LaMar Campbell 3 11 3.7 0
2 John Favret 1 0 0.0 0
3 Donte King 1 0 0.0 0
4 Bobby Myers 1 0 0.0 0
5 Leonard Taylor 1 5 5.0 0
6 Donnel Thompson 1 0 0.0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Stats include bowl game
Kick Ret Punt Ret
Rk Player Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1 Ahmad Merritt 26 502 19.3 0 23 125 5.4 0
2 Kevin Huntley 12 284 23.7 0
3 Cecil Martin 6 84 14.0 0
4 Carl McCullough 2 31 15.5 0
5 Donte King 2 28 14.0 0
6 Branden Cantrell 1 18 18.0 0
7 Marcus Carpenter 1 16 16.0 0
8 Chris Chambers 1 15 15.0 0 5 2 0.4 0
9 John Sigmund 1 10 10.0 0
10 Eric Grams 1 4 4.0 0
11 LaMar Campbell 3 33 11.0 0
12 Tim Rosga 1 44 44.0 0

Kicking & Punting

Stats include bowl game
Kicking Punting
Rk Player XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts Punts Yds Avg
1 Matt Davenport 31 33 93.9 14 17 82.4 73
2 Kevin Stemke 54 2372 43.9
3 Eric Skrzypchak 5 171 34.2