Sunday, November 21, 2010

Badgers Three-Headed Monster of Ball, Clay and White

By: Nick Grays, The Sports Bank Columnist

For the second consecutive week, the Wisconsin Badgers' starting running back John Clay missed a game while nursing a MCL injury. It didn't matter as Montee Ball and James White combined for 354 yards and six touchdowns en route to a rare 48-28 win over Michigan in the Big House.

With the win, #7 Wisconsin improved to 10-1 for just the third time in school history (1998 and 2006) and will clinch at least a share of the Big Ten Title with a win over Northwestern at Camp Randall next week.

In addition to having the luxury of running behind one of the best offensive lines in the county, each of the Badgers' running backs bring their own unique style to the gridiron.

John Clay is the powerful back who looks to run through the tackles and over the competition while James White likes to use his shifty moves to break it to the sidelines. Montee Ball who has most recently broken on the scene is like a combination of Clay and White in that he can use his speed and power to elude tacklers. Together, they form what is known as the Badgers' Three-Headed Monster.

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