Badgers senior RB Montee Ball rushed for a career-high 247 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Wisconsin past Purdue 38-14 on Saturday afternoon.
James White added 124 yards on the ground for the Badgers (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten), who outgained Purdue in total yards 645 yards to 252. The Badgers rushed for 467 yards in the steady rain in West Lafayette.
Ball now has 72 total career TDs, a new Big Ten record for touchdowns. He also moved past Texas Tech's Taurean Henderson for third place in NCAA history on Saturday.
The win gives Wisconsin the inside track in the Big Ten's Leaders Division because Ohio State and Penn State cannot qualify for the conference title game due to NCAA rules violations.
Wisconsin began down 7-0 in the first quarter until QB Joel Stave connected with tight end Jacob Pedersen a 21-yard touchdown.
The Badgers host Minnesota (4-2, 0-2 Big Ten) next week.