Huh, another standout performance in the NFL playoffs by former Wisconsin Badgers running back James White. Who would have thought?
White scored two touchdowns in the New England Patriots’ 35–14 win over the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night. This after breaking the Super Bowl record for receptions and scoring three touchdowns in that historic come-from-behind win over the Atlanta Falcons last February, which was also the Patriots’ last playoff game before this AFC Divisional round game.
The former Badger caught four passes for 29 yards and a touchdown, along with carrying the ball four times for 11 yards and finding the end zone on the ground as well.
Early in the second quarter, White’s five-yard touchdown reception tied the game up at 7–7.
This is a touchdown, and a nifty 5-yard catch-and-run for @sweetfeet_white. #GoPats pic.twitter.com/wECc4LOInN— New England Patriots (@Patriots) January 14, 2018
White’s second score broke the tie in New England’s favor later that quarter, taking a six-yard run to the outside and past the goal line for six.
.@SweetFeet_White, Take II. #GoPats pic.twitter.com/J7wrCncKNv— New England Patriots (@Patriots) January 14, 2018
Earlier on Saturday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported White was “expected to play” after being listed as questionable for this game due to an ankle injury. The former Wisconsin back missed the last two games of the regular season.
For the 2017 season, White caught 56 passes with three touchdowns in 14 games.