In every sport there seems to be a player that always has a great deal of success playing against one certain team. For Wisconsin Badgers running back James White, that success has come way of the Indiana Hoosiers.
White’s freshman year in 2010 was a very good one, especially against Indiana. On 19 carries White rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns. The following year was a down year, mainly due to the emergence of Montee Ball. With that said White still had one of his best games of the 2011 season against the Hoosiers, rushing for 87 yards and one touchdown.
Continued success came once again in 2012 as White had his second-best game statistically of the season. White scored two touchdowns and ran for 161 yards in helping Wisconsin rout Indiana 62-14.
Now we get to Saturday’s game and it was a case of same story different year. First play of scrimmage for the Badgers and White broke through for a 93-yard touchdown run. At halftime White already racked up 176 yards and one touchdown, finishing the game with a career-high 205 yards.
White has had tremendous success not only against Indiana but every season, usually playing second fiddle to another great Wisconsin running back. One thing is certain however, Indiana will be very happy not having to see James White lineup in the backfield anymore.