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).
“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.”
Wisconsin (Eight-2, Five-2 Giant Ten) remained in race for the Giant Ten West name because it tries to chase down Minnesota (Nine-Zero, 6-Zero). The Gophers face host Iowa (6-Three, Three-Three) later Saturday.
The Badgers additionally prolonged their profitable streak in opposition to Nebraska to seven video games and feature received 8 of the groups’ 9 conferences because the Cornhuskers joined the convention prior to the 2011 season.
Quarterback Jack Coan was once erratic however made sufficient throws to counterpoint Taylor and the bottom sport. Coan hit finished 13 of 21 makes an attempt for 162 yards a landing.
Wisconsin’s protection was once shredded for large performs all day as Nebraska completed with 273 speeding yards and 493 general yards.
Quarterback Adrian Martinez handed for 220 yards and a landing and rushed for 89 yards and a rating and tailback Dedrick Turbines rushed 17 instances for 188 yards (11.1 yards in keeping with raise) for Nebraska.
Jim Leonhard’s gave up acres of actual property unit got here up with an interception to arrange one landing and made two fourth-down stops within the purple zone in the second one part.
Nebraska (Four-6, 2-Five) endured its slide below second-year trainer Scott Frost, who didn’t go back to his alma mater to complete close to the ground of the department standings.
Contributing: The Related Press