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Sep 17, 2022; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Nick Herbig (19) reacts following a sack during the second quarter against the New Mexico State Aggies at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Notes, tidbits and stats for the game between the Wisconsin Badgers and Ohio State Buckeyes:

-- This is the 85th meeting between Wisconsin and Ohio State. The Buckeyes lead the series 61-18-5, including 31-7-3 in Columbus. Ohio State has won eight in a row in the series with Wisconsin’s last win coming in 2010. The Badgers’ last victory on the road occurred in 2004. Wisconsin has dropped five straight in Columbus.

-- Under Paul Chryst, Wisconsin is 50-9 when scoring first (2-0 in 2022), 17-15 when the opponent scores first (0-1 in 2022), 44-7 when leading after the first quarter (2-0 in 2022), 12-9 when trailing after the first quarter, 56-7 when leading at halftime (2-1 in 2022), 4-16 when trailing at halftime, 62-4 when leading after the third quarter (2-0 in 2022) and 5-18 when trailing after the third quarter (0-1 in 2022).

--Paul Chryst’s next win will be his 68th at Wisconsin, tying him with Bret Bielema for second-most coaching wins in school history.

-- Chryst is 12-7 against teams ranked in the top 25 including 5-9 vs. those in the top 10. Ohio State is ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press top 25.

-- Wisconsin has an interception in eight consecutive games, the longest streak since 2017, which also featured an eight-game streak.

-- Wisconsin has 19 100-yard rushers vs. Ohio State. Last: Jonathan Taylor, 148 in 2019. Last in regular-season game: Corey Clement, 164 in 2016. Last in win: John Clay, 104 in 2010. Last on road (and most on road): Anthony Davis, 168 in 2004. Most: Marck Harrison, 203 in 1984.

-- The Badgers have 16 200-yard passers vs. Ohio State. Last: Jack Coan, 232 in 2019. Last in regular-season game: Alex Hornibrook, 214 in 2016. Last in win: Brooks Bollinger, 202 in 2001. Last on road: Joel Stave, 295 in 2013. Most: Randy Wright, 319 in 1983 (on road).

-- Wisconsin has eight 100-yard receivers vs. Ohio State. Last: Quintez Cephus, 122 in 2019. Most and last in regular-season game: Jared Abbrederis, 207 in 2013 (on road). Last in win: has never occurred.

-- Graham Mertz needs 7 touchdown passes to tie Scott Tolzien for 9th place on UW’s all-time list.

-- Mertz needs 41 passing yards to pass Tony Lowery for 10th place on UW’s all-time list.

-- Mertz needs 15 completions to tie and 16 to pass Tony Lowery for 9th place and 19 to tie and 20 to pass Randy Wright for 8th place on UW’s all-time list.

-- Braelon Allen needs 114 yards rushing to tie and 115 to pass Larry Canada for 20th place on UW’s all-time list.

-- Allen needs 1 rushing touchdown to pass Alec Ingold for 20th place, 2 to tie and 3 to pass Larry Emery and Alan Thompson for 19th place, 4 to tie Dale Hackbart for 17th place and 5 to tie Brian Calhoun for 16th place on UW’s all-time list.

-- Andy Vujnovich needs 10 punts to qualify for Wisconsin’s all-time leader in punting average. He is averaging 44.7 yards per punt. Kevin Stemke is the current career leader with a 43.5-yard average.