The Big Ten Conference announced its weekly awards on Monday morning and in a surprise to absolutely no one, Wisconsin Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor was named the offensive player of the week.
Taylor ran over, around and through the Michigan defense on Saturday to the tune of 203 yards on 23 carries. For good measure he added two scores and became the first Badger in history to gain more than 200 yards on the ground against the Wolverines.
This is Taylor’s sixth career offensive player of the year award in his career and his second this season.
Taylor leads the country with 10 touchdowns this season and is second in the country averaging 170 yards from scrimmage per game. He is scoring every 6.4 times he touches the ball, which is just an absurd statistic.
SUNDAY ADVANCED STATS THREAD:— Bucky's 5th Quarter (@B5Q) September 22, 2019
Jonathan Taylor is scoring a touchdown every 6.4 times he touches the ball.
He leads the nation with 10 touchdowns.
He ranks second in the nation with 170 yards from scrimmage per game.
JUST WAIT UNTIL HE PLAYS A FULL GAME!
In 30 career games, Taylor has rushed for over 100 yards in 25 of them. On the Badgers all-time list of 100-yard games he is only behind Montee Ball (26 games) and Ron Dayne (33 games) which both seem like people he should pass sooner rather than later.
Michigan State LB Joe Bachie was named defensive player of the week, Illinois P Blake Hayes was named special teams player of the week and Nebraska WR/RB/Weapon Wan’Dale Robinson was named freshman of the week.