Seventh-ranked Wisconsin stormed out to a 24-0 halftime lead that it would never relinquish as the Badgers defeated Michigan, 48-28. Wisconsin running backs James White and Montee Ball took the bulk of the carries in place of injured 2009 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year John Clay, yet the Badgers' offense continued to shine. A week after scoring 83 on a hapless Indiana squad, White and Ball ran for 181 and 173 yards as well as two and four touchdowns, respectively, while quarterback Scott Tolzien completed 14 of his 15 pass attempts. In the loss, Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns, setting the FBS single-season record for most rushing yards by a quarterback. In so doing, he became the first quarterback in NCAA history with 1,500 yards passing and rushing in a single season; however, no amount of Robinson could slow the Badgers' suddenly high-octane offense.