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Wisconsin player notes for Sep 1st, 2018

The Sports Xchange

September 01, 2018 at 2:50 am.

Jonathan Taylor – Noteworthy
Jonathan Taylor had two long touchdown runs, Alex Hornibrook threw for 257 yards and two scores and No. 4 Wisconsin opened the season with a 34-3 victory over Western Kentucky on Friday night. A young defense working in seven new starters forced two turnovers inside Wisconsin’s 5 . A.J. Taylor paced the short-handed receiving corps with five catches for 85 yards, while Garrett Groshek turned a screen pass into a 43-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter for a 31-point lead.

The Badgers finished with a flurry, scoring on five of six drives after punting on three of their first four possessions. Leave it to Jonathan Taylor to get the offense going. He finished with 145 yards on 18 carries, even watching most of the fourth quarter from the sideline with the game well in hand for Wisconsin. The dynamic back picked up right where he left off last year, when he rushed for an FBS-record 1,977 yards as a freshman. – AP College Football