Notes, tidbits and stats for the game between the Wisconsin Badgers and Purdue Boilermakers at Camp Randall Stadium:
— This is the 89th meeting between Wisconsin and Purdue. The Badgers lead the series 51-29-8, including 28-12-5 in Madison. Wisconsin has won the last 15 matchups, including seven in a row at Camp Randall Stadium.
— In 2022, the Badgers are 3-2 when scoring first, 0-2 when the opponent scores first, 3-0 when leading after the first quarter, 0-1 when the opponent leads after the first quarter, 3-2 when leading at halftime, 0-2 when trailing at halftime, 3-0 when leading after the third quarter and 0-3 when the opponent leads after the third quarter.
— Wisconsin has 31 100-yard rushers vs. Purdue. Last: Chez Mellusi (149) and Braelon Allen (140) in 2021. Last in Madison: Jonathan Taylor, 222 in 2019. Most: Jonathan Taylor, 321 in 2018. Most at home: Ron Dayne, 244 in 1996.
— The Badgers have 16 200-yard passers vs. Purdue. Last: Jack Coan, 203 in 2019. Most: Joel Stave, 322 in 2015. (Both these games were at home and in wins.)
— Wisconsin has seven 100-yard receivers vs. Purdue. Last: Quintez Cephus, 100 in 2017. Most: Al Toon, 252 in 1983. Most at home: Chris Chambers, 173 in 2000. Nost in home win: Al Toon, 118 in 1984.
— Graham Mertz needs 4 touchdown passes to tie and 5 to pass Brooks Bollinger for 5th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Mertz needs 2 passing touchdowns to tie Darrell Bevell (1994), Jim Sorgi (2003), John Stocco (2006) and Tyler Donovan (2007) for 8th place, 3 to tie Jack Coan (2019) and 4 to tie and 5 to pass Randy Wright (1983) and Darrell Bevell (1993) for 5th place on UW’s single-season list.
— Mertz needs 2 passing yards to pass Randy Wright for 8th place and 294 to pass Mike Samuel for 7th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Mertz needs 9 completions to pass Scott Tolzien for 6th place, 13 to pass Brooks Bollinger for 5th place and 25 to pass Alex Hornibrook for 4th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Braelon Allen needs 87 yards rushing to pass Carl McCullough for 15th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Allen needs 1 rushing touchdown to tie Dale Hackbart for 17th place, 2 to tie Brian Calhoun for 16th place, 3 to tie and 4 to pass Mike Samuel for 15th place and 5 to tie Terrell Fletcher for 14th place on UW’s all-time list.
— Chimere Dike needs 3 receiving touchdowns to tie Pat Richter (1961), Tony Simmons (1994), Jonathan Orr (2002 and 2005), Jared Abbrederis (2011) and Jacob Pedersen (2011) for 5th place on UW’s all-time single-season list.
— Nick Herbig needs 1 sack to tie Chris Borland, O’Brien Schofield and Darryl Sims for 10th place and 2 to tie and 3 to pass Erasmus James for 9th place on UW’s all-time list.