NCAAF Game Recap - Wisconsin at Purdue
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:30 PM EST

Cit
17
Ala
50
F
Duke
6
Clem
35
F
Syr
3
ND
36
F
Ind
20
Mich
31
F
UMass
27
UGA
66
F
Kans
40
Okla
55
F
WVU
41
OkSt
45
F
Ariz
28
WaSt
69
F
OHSt
52
MD
51
F OT
Rice
10
LSU
42
F
Cin
13
UCF
38
F
IASt
10
Tex
24
F
UtSt
29
ColSt
24
F
Idaho
10
Fla
63
F
PSU
20
Rut
7
F
OreSt
23
Wash
42
F
MidTN
23
KY
34
F
Utah
30
Colo
7
F
BC
21
FlaSt
22
F
Boise
45
NM
14
F
NW
24
Minn
14
F
Stan
Cal
PPD
Ark
6
MisSt
52
F
WestMI
41
Ball
42
F OT
Buff
17
Ohio
52
F
MiaOH
13
NIU
7
F
Toled
56
Kent
34
F
Tul
17
Hou
48
F
FlAtl
38
NorTx
41
F
Mem
28
SMU
18
F
MSU
6
Neb
9
F
TCU
16
Bayl
9
F
Pitt
34
Wake
13
F
SoFL
17
Temp
27
F
Colg
14
Army
28
F
NCSt
52
Lou
10
F
VMI
14
OD
77
F
FLInt
42
Char
35
F
GASt
17
App
45
F
UTSA
0
Marsh
23
F
Nev
21
SJSU
12
F
ULMon
17
ArkSt
31
F
WCU
26
UNC
49
F
TxSt
7
Troy
12
F
USC
27
UCLA
34
F
LaTec
20
SMiss
21
F
TxTch
6
K St
21
F
Iowa
63
Ill
0
F
MiaFL
38
VaTec
14
F
Mizzu
50
Tenn
17
F
Wisc
47
Purd
44
F(2OT)
Tuls
29
Navy
37
F
UVA
27
GATec
30
F OT
BGSU
21
Akr
6
F
AF
27
Wyo
35
F
Lib
0
Aub
53
F
SoAl
38
ULLaf
48
F
GaSo
41
CoCar
17
F
UAB
20
TxAM
41
F
UConn
21
ECU
55
F
UTEP
16
W Ky
40
F
Miss
29
Vand
36
F OT
Chat
9
SCar
49
F
NMSt
10
BYU
45
F
SDSU
14
Fres
23
F
AzSt
29
Oreg
31
F
UNLV
28
Hawaii
35
F

Wisconsin 47, Purdue 44

Nov 17, 2018, 3:30 PM EST

2Final (OT)

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2

3

4

OT

2OT

3OT

T

Wisconsin (7-4)

0

3

10

14

7

7

6

47

Purdue (5-6)

0

10

14

3

7

7

3

44

Wisconsin celebrates Taylor-made OT victory at Purdue
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:13 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor kept pounding away on his thick, strong legs Saturday.

Eventually, his patience paid dividends.

Taylor wore down Purdue's defense, finishing with a career high 321 yards and scoring three times in the second half, including the decisive 17-yard touchdown run in the third overtime to lead the Badgers past Purdue 47-44.

"That's something that you watch on TV," Taylor said. "As a kid, you're watching and saying that must feel amazing. This is the exact same feeling that you dream of."

Except it was all real and the elements made this one tailor-made for the Badgers' bruising back. On a cold, rainy day that turned into night, the 231-pound Taylor certainly packed a punch.

He matched his career high with 33 carries, averaging 9.7 yards per carry while scoring on runs of 80, 12 and 17 yards when the reeling Badgers needed a boost after their playoff aspirations and Big Ten title hopes had been derailed by three losses in their last five games - two of those without injured quarterback Alex Hornibrook who also missed Saturday's game.

Taylor jump-started the Badgers' offense with the 80-yard run on the first offensive play of the second half, helped open things up for the passing game with his strong runs and eventually created enough headaches for the Boilermakers to help Wisconsin overcome a 27-13 deficit in the final seven minutes of regulation before reaching the end zone in all three overtimes.

Wisconsin (7-4, 5-3) has won 13 straight in the series and needed to win this game and next week's regular-season finale to improve their bowl prospects.

"Our guys played as hard as they could. They gave us great effort," Purdue coach Jeff Brohm said, acknowledging his team needed more depth to stand up to Taylor. "This isn't going to happen overnight, but if we compete and keep trying to push the envelope every year, hopefully we can improve on that. It will take some time."

The loss ruined what looked like it would be a perfect send-off for three of the most productive Purdue players in school history - quarterback David Blough and running backs D.J. Knox and Markell Jones.

Blough was 31 of 48 with 386 yards and four touchdown passes in his final home game. Knox rushed for 39 yards and had 49 yards receiving with one TD and Jones bounced off a defender during a 12-yard scoring run that turned a 13-10 deficit into a 17-13 lead.

Freshman Rondale Moore overshadowed all three. He caught nine passes for 114 yards and two TDs, rushed four times for 27 yards and set up another score with a 33-yard kickoff return. His sensational 46-yard catch-and-run for a third-quarter TD gave Purdue a 24-13 lead and he followed that by wiggling through four Badgers' defenders for a 15-yard score to open the first overtime.

Taylor made sure it still wasn't enough.

"They held them to a field goal," Taylor said. "I decided to give everything in my power to show appreciation to our defense for stopping them."

THE TAKEAWAY

Wisconsin: While this win won't save the Badgers' season, it gives them momentum heading into the regular-season finale and a chance to improve their postseason position.

Purdue: Allowing this game to slip away could prove costly for the Boilermakers, who now face a winner-take-all matchup next week at Indiana. They'll need a win to send Brohm to his fifth straight bowl game as a head coach.

STAT PACK:

Wisconsin: Quarterback Jack Coan was 16 of 24 with 206 yards and two TDs. ... Danny Davis made a spectacular one-handed 5-yard TD grab just inside the sideline to cut the deficit to 23-20 and tied the score with an 18-yard TD grab. He finishes with five catches for 82 yards. ... Wisconsin rushed for 385 yards but had 13 penalties for 171 yards.

Purdue: Blough tied Curtis Painter (12) for the second most 300-yard games in school history in a career. He's also third all-time in pass attempts and TD passes. ... Jones moved into eighth on the school's career rushing list and tied Stan Brown for No. 9 all-time in career TD runs (19). ... Terry Wright caught five passes for 99 yards.

THEY SAID IT

Wisconsin: "He (Taylor) was big-time," coach Paul Chryst said. "It was a heck of an effort."

Purdue: "I thought we had chances to win, we just didn't close the deal," Brohm said.

UP NEXT

Wisconsin: Hosts Minnesota next Saturday for the Paul Bunyan Axe.

Purdue: Closes out the regular season with its biennial trip to rival Indiana next weekend.

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Passing

Wisc Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Coan 24 16 66.7 2 160 55 0 113.2
Purd Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Blough 48 31 64.6 4 386 46 0 117.2

Rushing

Wisc Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Davis III 1 0 0.0 0 0
A. Ingold 1 0 0.0 0 0
Purd Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Knox 11 39 3.5 8 0
M. Jones 10 29 2.9 12 1

Receiving

Wisc Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Taylor 5 89 17.8 34 0
D. Davis III 4 36 9.0 18 2
Purd Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
R. Moore 9 114 12.7 46 2
T. Wright 5 99 19.8 39 0

Fumbles

Purd F FL
I. Zico 1 1

Returning

Wisc KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Dunn 0 - 0 0 3 1.0 0 3
A. Cruickshank 1 24.0 0 24 0 - 0 0
Purd KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
R. Moore 1 33.0 0 33 1 0.0 0 0

Punting

Wisc Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Allen 6 219 36.5 50
Purd Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Schopper 8 300 37.5 42

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

Wisc Purd
Points For 47 44
Total Yards 545 462
Rushing Yards 385 76
Passing Yards 160 386
Passing Completions / Attempts 16/24 31/48
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 1/1
First Downs 24 28
Penalties - Yards 13/125 5/48
Time Of Possession 28:28 32:32
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/12 5/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 6/36 8/38

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Wisc Purd
No scores this quarter
2nd Quarter Wisc Purd
Purd 8:49 TD D.J. Knox 18 yd pass from David Blough (Spencer Evans kick) 0 7
Wisc 13:53 FG Rafael Gaglianone 29 yd FG 3 7
Purd 15:00 FG Spencer Evans 20 yd FG 3 10
3rd Quarter Wisc Purd
Wisc 0:20 TD Jonathan Taylor 80 yd run (Rafael Gaglianone kick) 10 10
Wisc 8:33 FG Rafael Gaglianone 22 yd FG 13 10
Purd 10:52 TD Markell Jones 12 yd run (Spencer Evans kick) 13 17
Purd 14:03 TD Rondale Moore 46 yd pass from David Blough (Spencer Evans kick) 13 24
4th Quarter Wisc Purd
Purd 5:03 FG Spencer Evans 20 yd FG 13 27
Wisc 8:20 TD Danny Davis III 5 yd pass from Jack Coan (Rafael Gaglianone kick) 20 27
Wisc 12:09 TD Danny Davis III 18 yd pass from Jack Coan (Rafael Gaglianone kick) 27 27
Overtime Wisc Purd
Purd 15:00 TD Rondale Moore 15 yd pass from David Blough (Spencer Evans kick) 27 34
Wisc 15:00 TD Jonathan Taylor 12 yd run (Rafael Gaglianone kick) 34 34
2nd Overtime Wisc Purd
Wisc 15:00 TD Garrett Groshek 4 yd run (Rafael Gaglianone kick) 41 34
Purd 15:00 TD Isaac Zico 25 yd pass from David Blough (Spencer Evans kick) 41 41
3rd Overtime Wisc Purd
Purd 15:00 FG Spencer Evans 41 yd FG 41 44
Wisc 15:00 TD Jonathan Taylor 17 yd run 47 44

Game Information

Stadium: Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, Indiana
Attendance: 46,114
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