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Ball will go down as one of the best running backs in Big Ten history
Montee Ball has a very special gift. He broke a record with it last season and is dominating in that category again this season. That gift is scoring touchdowns.
Last year, Ball tied Barry Sanders for the most touchdowns in a single season with 39 (33 rushing, six receiving) and scored 18 in the previous season with limited time, in addition to sharing carries with James White.
This season, his numbers are a little low, but still dominant when compared to other players in the Big Ten. Ball has rushed for 13 touchdowns and over 1,000 yards.
In an astounding four games dating back to last week (not including this past weekend's Michigan State game), Ball rushed for 622 yards and 10 touchdowns. Many players around the country would be happy with those numbers over the course of a season.
Despite his low yards-per-carry average this season, Ball remains one of the nation's top running backs and is not only the all-time Big Ten touchdown leader, but could very well be the all-time FBS touchdown leader. He is five short of the current record with three games left to play.