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Jonathan Taylor is good at football

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Almost everybody knew that already, but after Friday night’s performance there are no more left in the dark.

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Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor is good at football. I don’t think it can be made any more clear than that. He eviscerated the USF defense on Friday night and helped the Badgers win 49-0. He finished the evening with 135 rushing yards (8.4 yards per carry) and two rushing touchdowns while adding two receiving touchdowns, on his only two catches natch, and 48 receiving yards.

The man who won the Doak Walker Award last year as the best running back in the nation still, somehow, felt slept on. People were talking about Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence and Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa and even Clemson RB Travis Etienne for the Heisman Trophy. Bob was talking about Northwestern QB Hunter Johnson. It was bordering on disrespect.

People are sure as shit talking about Taylor now. Taylor even went so far as to show everyone that the one major weakness in his game, catching the ball out of the backfield, was no longer an issue. He was split out wide and made a Jack Coan bad decision into a dang touchdown!

Taylor has the potential to go down as one of the greatest running backs to ever play college football. And he could do it in only three seasons! He’s already the second best running back to ever play at Wisconsin, behind Ron Dayne, and that probably puts him in the top-15 of all-time...but I don’t have time to rank every running back ever.

He is, quite literally, the ideal running back. He can run outside, beat you to the corner and then turn on the jets OR he can run between the tackles, wait patiently for his hole to open up and then turn on the jets. Did you know that he also runs track at Wisconsin?

I think we should all count ourselves lucky that we get to cheer for the team that Jonathan Taylor plays for. He is a joy to watch and will be chasing history all season. I wouldn’t miss a game if I were you.