Notes On Wisconsin Tailback Jonathan Taylor's Career Day

Notes On Wisconsin Tailback Jonathan Taylor's Career Day

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Notes On Wisconsin Tailback Jonathan Taylor's Career Day

Notes from Wisconsin’s 47-44 triple-overtime victory over Purdue, provided by Wisconsin athletics.

TEAM NOTES

  • Today’s captains: senior ILB Ryan Connelly, senior OL Michael Deiter, senior S D’Cota Dixon and senior FB Alec Ingold.
  • Wisconsin improved to 41-11 (.788) overall and 27-7 (.794) in Big Ten play under fourth-year head coach Paul Chryst, who improved to 4-0 vs. Purdue.
  • The Badgers are 16-4 (.800) in true road games under Chryst.
  • Chryst is the 3rd coach in modern Big Ten history (1946-present) — and the 5th all-time — to win 40 games in his first 4 seasons at a conference school:

WINS IN FIRST 4 SEASONS, BIG TEN COACHES

50 – Urban Meyer, Ohio State (2012-15)

43 – Fielding Yost, Michigan (1901-04)*

42 – Henry Williams, Minnesota (1900-03)*

41 – Paul Chryst, Wisconsin (2015-18)

40 – Jim Tressel, Ohio State (2001-04)*

* College Football Hall of Famer

  • UW is 52-14 (.788) over the last 5 seasons, trailing only Alabama (64-5, .928), Clemson (60-7, .896 entering Saturday) and Ohio State (59-7, .894) in wins among FBS teams in that span.
  • Over the last 5 seasons, Wisconsin is 17-2 in games played in the month of the November.
  • The Badgers are 25-4 (.862) vs. the Big Ten West since the league moved to its current divisional setup in 2014.
  • The Badgers have gone 34-8 (.810) in conference play over the last 5 seasons (2014-18). Only Ohio State (38-4, .905) has a better league record over that span.
  • Overall, Wisconsin has won 20 of its last 23 league games, dating back to the 2016 season.
  • The Badgers have won 13 straight meetings with Purdue, a win streak that dates to 2004 and is the longest by either team in a series that began in 1892.
  • UW’s 13-game win streak vs. Purdue matches the Badgers’ 2nd-longest vs. a conference opponent all-time. Wisconsin also won 13 straight over Northwestern from 1972-84. The Badgers’ longest streak vs. a Big Ten opponent is its active run of 14 straight wins over Minnesota (2004-present).
  • Wisconsin has won its last 8 trips to Ross-Ade Stadium, with its last setback in West Lafayette coming in 1997.
  • The Badgers played their first overtime game since a 23-17 win over Nebraska at Camp Randall Stadium on Oct. 29, 2016. Wisconsin has won 3 of its last 4 overtime games, dating back to the 2015 Outback Bowl.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES

  • Sophomore RB Jonathan Taylor carried 33 times for a career-high 321 yards, the 3rd-highest single-game total in school history. Only Melvin Gordon (408 vs. Nebraska on Nov. 15, 2014) and Ron Dayne (339 vs. Hawaii on Nov. 30, 1996) have had more.
  • Taylor scored 3 touchdowns — his 4th 3-TD game of the season, including the game-winner on a 17-yard run in the game’s third overtime period.
  • With 3,846, Taylor has broken fellow Badger Ron Dayne’s FBS record for combined rushing yards as a freshman and sophomore. Taylor, Dayne (3,566 yards, 1996-97) and Georgia’s Herschel Walker (3,507, 1980-81) are the only FBS players to tally 3,500 rushing yards in their first 2 seasons.
  • Taylor recorded his 4th 200-yard game of the season. His 7 career 200-yard games are 2nd-most by a Wisconsin player, matching 2014 Heisman runner-up Melvin Gordon (7). Only 1999 Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne (14) has recorded more in a UW uniform.
  • Taylor now owns 11 career games of 150-plus yards, including 6 this season.
  • Taylor has topped the 100-yard rushing mark in 10 games this season. Only Melvin Gordon (12 in 2014) has had more in a season for the Badgers.
  • Taylor has rushed for 100-plus yards 20 times in 25 career games. That matches P.J. Hill (2006-08) for the 5th-most 100-yard games by a Badger.
  • Taylor recorded his 5th multiple-touchdown game of the season, and the 8th of his career.
  • Sophomore QB Jack Coan made his 3rd career start, and 4th-consecutive appearance,  going 16-for-24 for a career-high 206 yards and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions.
  • Junior WR A.J. Taylor made 5 catches for 89 yards to surpass the 1,000-yard mark for his career. He owns 1,023 yards.
  • Senior LG Michael Deiter made the 52nd start of his career, breaking the Badgers’ school record for career starts. Deiter has never missed a game in his career, making 22 starts at left guard, 16 at center and 14 at left tackle.

GAMES STARTED, CAREER

52 – Michael Deiter, OL (2015-present)

51 – Sojourn Shelton, CB (2013-16)

50 – Chris McIntosh, OL (1996-99)

50 – Bill Ferrario, OL (1997-2000)

50 – T.J. Edwards, ILB (2015-present)

  • Senior ILB T.J. Edwards made the 50th start of his career, becoming the 5th player in school history to start at least 50 games.
  • Edwards made 10 tackles, the 11th double-digit tackle game of his career. Edwards has recorded double-digit stops in 4 of the Badgers’ last 6 games.
  • Senior OLB Andrew Van Ginkel recorded a career-high 10 tackles and a career-high 2.0 sacks and forced a fumble.
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