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Wisconsin WR Danny Davis will not play vs. Maryland

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The talented freshman will miss his first game.

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MADISON — The No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers will not have one of their young playmakers at wide receiver on Saturday when they face the Maryland Terrapins.

True freshman Danny Davis (left leg) will not play against the Terrapins on homecoming weekend (11 a.m., FOX) as Wisconsin looks to stay undefeated through seven games.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus noted on Saturday morning that head coach Paul Chryst told WIBA radio in Madison that Davis would not play. A UW official confirmed with B5Q that Davis is out.

The 6’0, 186-pound first-year player has become a deep-ball threat for an explosive Wisconsin offense. Though he has only reeled in seven receptions in six games, he is averaging nearly 23 yards per catch, thanks in large part to coming down with a reception for a 50-yard gain against BYU in the third game of the season.

Seniors Jazz Peavy (right leg) and George Rushing (left leg) will also not be available, with Rushing not having played at all this season after suffering the injury during fall camp.

Wisconsin will have to rely upon the likes of sophomores Quintez Cephus and A.J. Taylor, along with redshirt freshman Kendric Pryor, against Maryland’s secondary—though they also have preseason All-American Troy Fumagalli and a deep tight end group to help offset Davis being out.