Jonathan Taylor makes NCAA history for rushing yards by junior as Wisconsin pounds Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska held Wisconsin tailback Jonathan Taylor in test early.

The Cornhuskers offense every now and then moved so briefly down the sector to attain it seemed the Badgers have been fielding a unit filled with reserves.

Wisconsin thrice needed to accept box targets when it seemed with regards to punching the ball into the tip zone.

But when the overall seconds ticked off the clock Saturday at Memorial Stadium, the Badgers had escaped with a vital 37-21 victory in entrance of a crowd of 88,842.

Taylor rushed 25 instances for 204 yards and two touchdowns to guide Wisconsin’s offense. That driven his all-time general to five,634 yards to surpass Herschel Walker’s file for many yards by means of a participant via his junior season (Five,596).

Wisconsin running back Jonathon Taylor carries the ball against the Nebraska defense in the second half at Memorial Stadium.

“I’m a large fan of him, proper?” Wisconsin trainer Paul Chryst stated with a grin. “Who he’s and the way he is going about that is the object that you simply admire probably the most. It’s onerous to run the ball, and to do what he’s been doing, and he’d be the primary one to mention, it takes everybody. I believe blessed, having the ability to be round him. And the most efficient phase is we’ve nonetheless were given extra video games to play. He’s in point of fact particular, and in such a lot of tactics.”

Taylor additionally changed into the primary Wisconsin participant to hurry for a minimum of 200 yards in opposition to the similar opponent thrice. Taylor rushed for 249 yards in a 38-17 victory in 2017 and added 221 yards in a 41-24 victory over the Cornhuskers ultimate season in Madison.

“You’ll’t actually include the similar scheme on offense each unmarried 12 months,” Taylor stated, “so (coaches) all the time do a excellent task simply placing little wrinkles in for this sport with a purpose to stay Nebraska on their feet and make it so that they don’t know actually what’s coming at all times.”

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