The `Huskers finally counterpunched with Martinez's long run and then got a 32-yard field goal to make it 14-10.

Then the Badgers opened things up.

With the ball on the right hash, they sent seven players to the left hash and had Curt Phillips throw a pass to Derek Watt on the right. After two more conventional runs, White ran two plays out of the Wildcat formation, scoring on the second one from 9 yards to make it 21-10.

White scored again on 1 -yard plunge right after Phillips caught a 27-yard pass from receiver Jared Abbrederis. And after Ball's record-breaking touchdown dive made it 35-10, Gordon went 60-yards on an end around to put the ball at the Nebraska 3 with 6 seconds left in the half. This time, White lined up in the Wildcat ran right lobbed a 3-yard TD pass to Sam Arneson for a 42-10 halftime lead.

"Shock doesn't even begin to explain it," Pelini said. "It was like a leaking boat. It was one thing after another, one problem after another. There were some things that we corrected and then it happened again. I've never been a part of a game like that as a coach."

Things got even worse in the second half.

Wisconsin picked off Martinez again on the opening possession, and Ball scored on a 9-yard TD run on the next play.

Martinez answered with an 11-yard TD run, but Ball scored on a 57-yard run and White followed that with a 68-yard TD run to make it 63-17 with 6:42 left in the third quarter.

"We felt like we had a big statement to make on a big stage," Ball said. "We just wanted to make sure that we executed."

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