NCAAF Game Recap - Wisconsin at South Florida
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

GATec
14
Clem
52
F
Duke
3
Ala
42
F
UGA
30
Vand
6
F
Hou
31
Okla
49
F
FlAtl
21
OHSt
45
F
GaSo
3
LSU
55
F
MidTN
21
Mich
40
F
ND
35
Lou
17
F
LaTec
14
Tex
45
F
Oreg
21
Aub
27
F
TxSt
7
TxAM
41
F
EWa
14
Wash
47
F
Utah
30
BYU
12
F
Idaho
7
PSU
79
F
FlaAM
0
UCF
62
F
Tuls
7
MSU
28
F
Wisc
49
SoFL
0
F
MiaOH
14
Iowa
38
F
NoIa
26
IASt
29
F(2OT)
Syr
24
Lib
0
F
NMSt
7
WaSt
58
F
SoAl
21
Neb
35
F
NW
7
Stan
17
F
Alb
21
C Mi
38
F
UCLA
14
Cin
24
F
RMor
10
Buff
38
F
Wagn
21
UConn
24
F
Mor
3
BGSU
46
F
C Ark
35
W Ky
28
F
GWebb
28
Char
49
F
AlaSt
19
UAB
24
F
FLInt
14
Tul
42
F
SDSU
21
Minn
28
F
NoCol
18
SJSU
35
F
Kent
7
AzSt
30
F
Rice
7
Army
14
F
UMass
21
Rut
48
F
UtSt
35
Wake
38
F
Purd
31
Nev
34
F
ColSt
31
Colo
52
F
OkSt
52
OreSt
36
F
Miss
10
Mem
15
F
MisSt
38
ULLaf
28
F
InSt
17
Kans
24
F
Akr
3
Ill
42
F
ECU
6
NCSt
34
F
How
0
MD
79
F
Toled
24
KY
38
F
Ind
34
Ball
24
F
Boise
36
FlaSt
31
F
JMU
13
WVU
20
F
URI
20
Ohio
41
F
Buck
12
Temp
56
F
HolyC
7
Navy
45
F
Colg
7
AF
48
F
GASt
38
Tenn
30
F
SCar
20
UNC
24
F
E Mi
30
CoCar
23
F
ETenn
7
App
42
F
MonSt
10
TxTch
45
F
PorSt
13
Ark
20
F
VaTec
28
BC
35
F
SamHu
31
NM
39
F
(N/A)
7
UTSA
35
F
Camp
14
Troy
43
F
UCDav
13
Cal
27
F
VMI
17
Marsh
56
F
IllSt
10
NIU
24
F
Monm
13
WestMI
48
F
AlcSt
10
SMiss
38
F
Nich
14
K St
49
F
SFA
17
Bayl
56
F
SMU
37
ArkSt
30
F
Norf
21
OD
24
F
Mizzu
31
Wyo
37
F
Abil
31
NorTx
51
F
UVA
30
Pitt
14
F
Gram
9
ULMon
31
F
HBU
34
UTEP
36
F
ArkPB
7
TCU
39
F
Web
0
SDSU
6
F
SoUt
23
UNLV
56
F
Fres
23
USC
31
F

Aug 30, 2019, 7:00 PM EDT

Final

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2

3

4

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(19) Wisconsin (1-0)

7

21

14

7

49

South Florida (0-1)

0

0

0

0

0

Taylor scores 4 TDs, No. 19 Wisconsin routs USF 49-0
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:08 AM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Jonathan Taylor is off and running.

Catching, too.

Taking up where he left off a year ago, when he led the nation in rushing with 2,194 yards and 16 touchdowns, Taylor ran for 135 yards and accounted for four TDs to help No. 19 Wisconsin open the season with a 49-0 rout of South Florida on Friday night.

The junior scored on runs of 37 and 38 yards and also had the first two receiving TDs of his career as the Badgers strive to become a more balanced team on offense.

"You work all offseason like I did, and to have that receiving touchdown come to life, I'm really excited about that," said Taylor, who scooted 36 yards up the left sideline after taking a quick flip from Jack Coan in the second quarter. "It motivates you to see that hard work pay off."

Taylor's second TD reception gave the Badgers a 28-0 lead just before halftime. He finished with two catches for 48 yards after having just eight for 60 yards last season.

"Jonathan was good in a lot of different ways. He was awfully patient on one run, and he had the little screen that he took," Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said. "You get him in space and he's pretty good."

Wisconsin's defense delivered a dominating performance, too, limiting South Florida to 157 yards total offense and forcing three turnovers, including a fumble that Matt Henningsen returned 16 yards for a second quarter touchdown.

The loss was the seventh straight for USF, which dropped the final six games of 2018 after starting 7-0 and climbing into the Top 25.

"A very disappointing, very embarrassing loss," USF coach Charlie Strong said. "As a head coach, I thought I had them ready to play and I guess I didn't. And we showed it."

Blake Barnett completed 13 of 30 passes for 109 yards for the Bulls. He was intercepted twice.

"The team that played out there tonight is not the team that we are," the quarterback said. "A lot of mental errors, lack of execution, lack of effort. It stems from everyone, that's myself included."

THE TAKEAWAY

Taylor joined Melvin Gordon (2014) and Ron Dayne (1996, 1999) as the only Badgers to top 2,000 yards rushing in a season in 2018, and he looks like he's primed for another big year after gaining 100-plus for the 23rd time in 28 career games. Coan carried his share of the load, too, rebounding from overthrowing a couple of open receivers deep in the first half to finish 19 of 26 for 199 yards without an interception.

Last season's collapse prompted Strong to make several changes, including hiring NCAA Division II national championship-winning coach Kerwin Bell as offensive coordinator. The Bulls were held to 26 yards rushing and outgained 433 to 157 overall.

WEATHER DELAY

The start of the game was delayed 55 minutes because of lightning.

RARE COMPANY

Taylor rushed for 4,171 yards as a freshman and sophomore, most ever by a Football Bowl Subdivision player in the first two years of a career. With 135 Friday night, he moved within 694 of joining Dayne, Georgia's Herschel Walker and Oregon's LaMichael James as the only players to rush for over 5,000 through their junior season.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Realistically, minimal. The Badgers opened with a true road game for the first time since beating UNLV 41-21 in Las Vegas in 2010. And while Chryst welcomed what he anticipated would be a good test from USF, the Bulls were overmatched from the start.

OUCH

The 49-point setback was the worst in the 23-year history of USF's program, surpassing a 42-3 loss to Arkansas in 2002. The Bulls were shut out for the first time since falling 16-0 at home to UCF in 2014.

UP NEXT

Wisconsin: Home opener vs. Central Michigan on Sept. 7.

South Florida: Travel to Georgia Tech next Saturday for rematch of game Bulls won 49-38 in Tampa last year.

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Passing

Wisc Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Coan 26 19 73.1 2 201 36 0 120.8
SoFL Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
B. Barnett 30 13 43.3 0 109 13 2 25.6
J. McCloud 3 3 100.0 0 22 15 0 97.2

Rushing

Wisc Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Taylor 16 135 8.4 38 2
N. Watson 14 80 5.7 27 1
SoFL Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Joiner 1 0 0.0 0 0
J. McCloud 3 17 5.7 19 0

Receiving

Wisc Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Taylor 2 48 24.0 36 2
K. Pryor 4 40 10.0 13 0
SoFL Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Cronkrite 3 23 7.7 12 0
R. St. Felix 3 21 7.0 10 0

Fumbles

Wisc F FL
J. Ferguson 1 1

Returning

Wisc KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Dunn 0 - 0 0 4 15.5 0 41
A. Cruickshank 1 23.0 0 23 0 - 0 0
SoFL KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Sanders 2 19.5 0 22 0 - 0 0
B. Nichols 1 19.0 0 21 0 - 0 0

Punting

Wisc Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Lotti 5 204 40.8 59
SoFL Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Schneider 7 318 45.4 55
S. Shrader 1 36 36.0 36

Takeaways

Wisc Int Yds InTD
E. Burrell 1 16 0
M. Henningsen 0 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Wisc SoFL
Points For 49 0
Total Yards 435 157
Rushing Yards 234 26
Passing Yards 201 131
Passing Completions / Attempts 19/26 16/33
Turnovers 1 3
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 4/1
First Downs 22 9
Penalties - Yards 4/40 9/45
Time Of Possession 0:00 0:00
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/13 3/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 0/2
Punts - Average Yards 5/41 8/44

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Wisc SoFL
Wisc 4:12 TD Jonathan Taylor 37 yd run (Collin Larsh kick) 7 0
2nd Quarter Wisc SoFL
Wisc 2:02 TD Matt Henningsen 16 yd fumble return (Collin Larsh kick) 14 0
Wisc 4:23 TD Jonathan Taylor 36 yd pass from Jack Coan (Collin Larsh kick) 21 0
Wisc 14:58 TD Jonathan Taylor 12 yd pass from Jack Coan (Collin Larsh kick) 28 0
3rd Quarter Wisc SoFL
Wisc 2:00 TD Jonathan Taylor 38 yd run (Collin Larsh kick) 35 0
Wisc 11:54 TD Nakia Watson 27 yd run (Collin Larsh kick) 42 0
4th Quarter Wisc SoFL
Wisc 7:32 TD Bradrick Shaw 15 yd run (Collin Larsh kick) 49 0

Game Information

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Attendance: 46,704
Game Time:
Weather: