NCAAF Game Recap - Wisconsin at Nebraska
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:00 PM EST

LSU
58
Miss
37
F
OHSt
56
Rut
21
F
Wake
3
Clem
52
F
Ala
38
MisSt
7
F
UGA
21
Aub
14
F
Ariz
6
Oreg
34
F
Minn
19
Iowa
23
F
UCLA
3
Utah
49
F
Ind
27
PSU
34
F
Okla
34
Bayl
31
F
Fla
23
Mizzu
6
F
MSU
10
Mich
44
F
Wisc
37
Neb
21
F
Navy
20
ND
52
F
Cin
20
SoFL
17
F
Mem
45
Hou
27
F
NM
9
Boise
42
F
Tex
21
IASt
23
F
Kans
13
OkSt
31
F
E Mi
42
Akr
14
F
WestMI
37
Ohio
34
F OT
NIU
31
Toled
28
F
BGSU
3
MiaOH
44
F
Buff
27
Kent
30
F
UNC
27
Pitt
34
F OT
LaTec
10
Marsh
31
F
Fres
7
SDSU
17
F
Tul
21
Temp
29
F
TCU
33
TxTch
31
F
UMass
6
NW
45
F
AlaSt
12
FlaSt
49
F
VMI
6
Army
47
F
UTEP
10
UAB
37
F
Troy
63
TxSt
27
F
CoCar
27
ArkSt
28
F
ULMon
29
GaSo
51
F
IdSt
10
BYU
42
F
C Mi
45
Ball
44
F
KY
38
Vand
14
F
WVU
24
K St
20
F
VaTec
45
GATec
0
F
(N/A)
28
NMSt
41
F
Hawaii
21
UNLV
7
F
Wyo
21
UtSt
26
F
Syr
49
Duke
6
F
Stan
22
WaSt
49
F
Rice
31
MidTN
28
F
ULLaf
37
SoAl
27
F
SMiss
36
UTSA
17
F
AF
38
ColSt
21
F
App
56
GASt
27
F
AzSt
34
OreSt
35
F
SCar
6
TxAM
30
F
Lou
34
NCSt
20
F
USC
41
Cal
17
F

Nov 16, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(15) Wisconsin (8-2)

7

20

7

3

37

Nebraska (4-6)

7

7

7

0

21

Taylor over 200 again in No. 15 Badgers’ 37-21 win over Neb
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:17 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska always brings out the best in Jonathan Taylor.

The Wisconsin star ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns in the No. 15 Badgers' 37-21 win on Saturday in a performance that further etched his name into the record books.

Taylor became the first Football Bowl Subdivision player since at least 2000 to run for 200 yards three times against the same team, according to Sportradar. He recorded his 11th 200-yard game, moving into a four-way tie for most in a career by an FBS player. And now with 5,634 career yards, Taylor moved past Georgia's Herschel Walker (1980-82) into first place for most yards rushing through a junior season.

"I'm a big fan of him, right?" Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said with a smile. "Who he is and how he goes about this is the thing that you appreciate the most. It is hard to run the ball, and to do what he's been doing, and he'd be the first one to say, it takes everyone. I feel blessed, being able to be around him. And the best part is we've still got more games to play. He is truly special, and in so many ways."

Taylor had 221 yards against the Cornhuskers last year and 249 in 2017. Taylor averaged 8.2 yards on his 25 carries, often dragging defenders for extra yards. He had his third 200-yard game of the season against a Nebraska defense that was missing starting linemen Darrion Daniels and Carlos Davis.

"You can't really come with the same scheme on offense each and every single year," Taylor said, "so (coaches) always do a good job just putting little wrinkles in for this game in order to keep Nebraska on their toes and make it so they don't know really what's coming all the time."

The Badgers (8-2, 5-2 Big Ten, No. 14 CFP) quickly erased a 14-10 deficit in the second quarter. Jack Coan threw over the middle to A.J. Taylor, who spun away from two defenders and ran the rest of the way untouched for a 55-yard touchdown. Wisconsin linebacker Jack Sanborn intercepted a tipped ball on the first play of Nebraska's next series, and Jonathan Taylor ran in from the 1 to finish a short drive that put the Badgers ahead 24-14.

The Huskers (4-6, 2-5) have lost four straight and five of their last six. They've dropped 10 in a row against Top 25 opponents.

"I'm tired of looking for silver linings," Nebraska coach Scott Frost said. "This team has to decide it's going to do whatever it takes to change it, and we had opportunities today."

Early on it looked like Jonathan Taylor might be outplayed by Nebraska's Dedrick Mills. The junior college transfer who spent his freshman year at Georgia Tech ran for a career-high 188 yards and a touchdown.

"I thought the staff did a good job coming up with a plan to give us a chance with a limited number of snaps," Frost said. "We put him in stuff he was a little more comfortable with, and he got more chances today."

THE TAKEAWAY

Wisconsin: The Badgers beat Nebraska for the seventh straight time to retain the Freedom Trophy and kept pace with Minnesota in the West Division race. Wisconsin's tried-and-true formula - pound the ground and mix in the occasional pass - worked the way it always does against the Huskers.

Nebraska: With Wan'Dale Robinson out because of injury, the Huskers got exactly what they needed from Mills. He had run for more than 45 yards just once in his previous six games. Martinez also let it loose as a runner after being tentative most of the season. He picked up 89 yards on 16 carries.

ALL THE WAY

Aaron Cruickshank ran back a kickoff 89 yards in the first quarter for Wisconsin's first kick return for a touchdown since 2015. It came in the first quarter, right after the Huskers had taken a 7-0 lead.

FROST EXTENSION

Before the game, Nebraska announced Frost was given a two-year contract extension through 2026. The Huskers are 8-14 under Frost since he left Central Florida to return to his alma mater. Frost said chancellor Ronnie Green suggested the extension.

"This is where I want to be," Frost said. "People in Nebraska know me pretty well. I'm a fighter and I'm not going to quit until we get this right. We took the Nebraska job as a staff because we figured we would have the runway to build this and build this the right way. There was more work than we anticipated before we came to Lincoln, and there still are things we need to do. We're going to get this done."

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Wisconsin's workmanlike performance won't hurt it, and the Badgers might move up depending on how teams ahead of them do.

UP NEXT

Wisconsin hosts Purdue on Nov. 23.

Nebraska visits Maryland on Nov. 23.

---

More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25

Passing

Wisc Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Coan 21 13 61.9 1 162 55 0 101.7
Neb Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
A. Martinez 23 13 56.5 1 220 36 1 85.4

Rushing

Wisc Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Taylor 25 204 8.2 19 2
D. Davis III 3 48 16.0 29 0
Neb Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Mills 17 188 11.1 43 1
A. Martinez 16 89 5.6 45 1

Receiving

Wisc Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Taylor 2 65 32.5 55 1
K. Pryor 3 30 10.0 12 0
Neb Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Noa 3 72 24.0 36 0
J. Spielman 4 71 17.8 23 1

Fumbles

Wisc F FL
J. Taylor 1 1

Returning

Wisc KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Cruickshank 3 44.3 1 89 0 - 0 0
N. Watson 1 0.0 0 0 0 - 0 0
Neb KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
Z. Weinmaster 2 6.0 0 12 0 - 0 0
B. Belt 1 14.0 0 14 0 - 0 0

Punting

Wisc Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Lotti 2 80 40.0 44
Neb Punt Yds Avg LgPu
I. Armstrong 2 64 32.0 40

Takeaways

Wisc Int Yds InTD
J. Sanborn 1 11 0

Team Stats Comparison

Wisc Neb
Points For 37 21
Total Yards 482 493
Rushing Yards 320 273
Passing Yards 162 220
Passing Completions / Attempts 13/21 13/23
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 2/0
First Downs 25 23
Penalties - Yards 4/36 3/31
Time Of Possession 40:40 20:20
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/9 6/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 0/3
Punts - Average Yards 2/40 2/32

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Wisc Neb
Neb 9:33 TD Dedrick Mills 12 yd run (Barret Pickering kick) 0 7
Wisc 9:44 TD Aron Cruickshank 89 yd kick return (Collin Larsh kick) 7 7
2nd Quarter Wisc Neb
Wisc 3:38 FG Collin Larsh 31 yd FG 10 7
Neb 5:28 TD Adrian Martinez 2 yd run (Barret Pickering kick) 10 14
Wisc 8:21 TD A.J. Taylor 55 yd pass from Jack Coan (Collin Larsh kick) 17 14
Wisc 9:57 TD Jonathan Taylor 1 yd run (Collin Larsh kick) 24 14
Wisc 14:49 FG Collin Larsh 24 yd FG 27 14
3rd Quarter Wisc Neb
Wisc 10:10 TD Jonathan Taylor 11 yd run (Collin Larsh kick) 34 14
Neb 11:41 TD JD Spielman 23 yd pass from Adrian Martinez (Barret Pickering kick) 34 21
4th Quarter Wisc Neb
Wisc 9:35 FG Collin Larsh 30 yd FG 37 21

Game Information

Stadium: Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
Attendance: 88,842
Game Time:
Weather: