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Wisconsin football: Jonathan Taylor named B1G offensive player of the week

Five touchdowns in one game will do that for a guy.

@B5QPhotos; Matt Fleming

Wisconsin Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor was named the B1G Offensive Player of the Week for his dominant performance against the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday. Taylor scored a school-record five touchdowns, which he shares with Melvin Gordon most recently, and gashed the Kent State defense on basically every carry.

He carried the ball 19 times for 186 yards and four rushing touchdowns, which moved into third place on Wisconsin’s all-time rushing list with 4,916 career yards, passing the aforementioned Gordon by one yard.

Showcasing his newfound talent out of the backfield, Taylor also added three catches for 29 yards and a touchdown on the afternoon.

This was Taylor’s seventh career B1G Offensive Player of the Week award and third of the season, his most recent coming on September 23rd.

Taylor has now rushed for 745 yards on the season, which is third in the nation, and has 12 rushing touchdowns, which is second in the nation. He is first in the nation with 16 total touchdowns, once you add his team-leading four receiving scores, and is averaging 19 points per game by himself.

Michigan DL Aidan Hutchinson won Defensive Player of the Week in their win over Iowa, Maryland RB Javon Leake was named Special Teams Player of the Week thanks to his 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Rutgers and Nebraska WR Wan’Dale Robinson was named Freshman of the Week after accumulating 186 total yards against Northwestern.