Wisconsin ground game too much for Blackshirts to handle

Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor looks up field during the the Badgers 38-17 victory over Nebraska. (October 7, 2017) (KHGI)

The Huskers fell to 3–3 overall and 2–1 in Big Ten play with the loss. Oddly enough the Badgers took down the Huskers in the same way Nebraska used to beat teams in the 90s, with their own brand of smash mouth and fundamentally sound football.

Wisconsin's rushing attack simply shredded the Blackshirts on Saturday. The Badger running backs accounted for 353 of the teams 466 total yards of offense. 249 of those yards belonged to freshman Jonathan Taylor who found the end zone twice including a nifty 75–yard scamper to the house in the 2nd quarter.

"t looked to me like we lost some spots," said head coach Mike Riley. " When they’re running the power play, we lost some force on the edge, we were getting engulfed, and they were actually making our secondary tackle by bouncing that ball on the corner and forcing- and actually using the wide receiver to block the safety, and a lot of times, forcing the corner to try to have to tackle. So we probably with our front need to force that edge and hold that a little bit better than we did for sure.”

Taylor's 249 yards rushing, is the 3rd most surrendered by the Blackshirts. He's also the 3rd running back in Wisconsin history to hit the 200–yard mark against Nebraska.

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