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GAME NOTES: No. 14 Wisconsin 37, Nebraska 21

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Notes related to Wisconsin’s shucking of Nebraska.

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Game notes

  • Jonathan Taylor had himself a day. (Editor’s note: facts only)
  • Taylor passed Herschel Walker in the fourth quarter, to become the NCAA All-Time leading rusher, through a junior season. Walker’s record of 5,596 was broken on a four-yard rush.
  • Taylor, who now has 5,634 career rushing yards, passed Archie Griffin (5,589), to become the B1G second all-time leading rusher. He now only trails Ron Dayne, who has 7,125 career rushing yards.
  • This was also Taylor’s 30th career game with 100-plus rushing yards and only trails Ron Dayne (33) in school history.
  • This was Taylor’s 11th 200-plus yard rushing performance, which tied Dayne, Ricky Williams and Marcus Allen for the most in FBS history.
  • Taylor became the only player in Wisconsin history to rush for 200-plus against the same opponent three times, with his 25 carry, 204 yard performance.
  • Paul Chryst is the man
  • Aron Cruickshank’s 89-yard kick off return for a touchdown was the first kick return for a score that Wisconsin has done, since 2015, when Natrell Jamerson had a 98-yard return for a touchdown against Maryland.
  • Cruickshank entered the game 25th in the NCAA, with a 24.42 yard return average, which has improved...
  • Chris Orr and Zack Baun are nearing unfamiliar territory for Wisconsin football
  • Wisconsin has never relinquished control of the Freedom Trophy and is 6-0 against Nebraska since the trophy’s inception.
  • Wisconsin has won seven-straight against Nebraska and is 8-1 against the Cornhuskers since they joined the B1G in 2011.

Game notes provided by UW Athletic Department

  • Taylor is the first Badger to rush for 200 yards against a single opponent three times. He also had 249 yards vs. Nebraska in 2017 and 221 yards vs. the Huskers in 2018, giving him 674 career rushing yards (224.7 yards per game) and seven career touchdowns vs. the Huskers.
  • Taylor now has 46 career rushing touchdowns, moving past James White (45) and Melvin Gordon (45) for third on UW’s career list.
  • Senior ILB Chris Orr recorded his tenth sack of the year on Nebraska’s first offensive series, moving him into a tie for eighth on UW’s single-season list.
  • Sophomore K Collin Larsh was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goals, matching his career high. He also connected on 3 FGs at Illinois earlier this season.
  • Wisconsin racked up 482 total yards, its second-highest total in Big Ten play this season, trailing on the 487 yards the Badgers piled up against Michigan.
  • The Badgers have won 21 of their last 23 games with a rivalry trophy on the line (vs. Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska) since 2010.