Wisconsin got off to another slow start against UTEP this afternoon. Then, they had to finish without running back Montee Ball. Ball left the game with a head injury and did not return. Wisconsin won 37-26.
The injury appeared to occur on a touchdown run by the senior running back. Ball was slow to get up and seemed a bit disoriented.
Ball took some big hits even before the touchdown. The Miners forced a fumble early in the first quarter, Ball’s first of his collegiate career. After the fumble, Ball stayed on the sideline for a while before eventually returning. Ball suffered a concussion before the season when he was attacked unknowingly by five assailants.