Michigan safety on Jonathan Taylor: 'He'll attack you if you don't attack him'
Wisconsin-Michigan may not just be the biggest game in the Big Ten this weekend.
It may be the biggest game in all of college football. The Badgers and Wolverines both rank in the top 15 in the latest AP top 25 poll, and for both teams, this could be the statement game they need.
If Wisconsin can go unbeaten and defeat Michigan, College Football Playoff chances will be there. A loss? It probably means the Badgers’ hopes are gone. For Michigan, one loss may not end everything.
The Wolverines could hypothetically lose this game and eventually win out and beat Wisconsin again to prove they are the better team when it matters most. Regardless, both teams want to win. Both want to go undefeated, and realistically, it isn’t some huge stretch to think that it’s a possibility for these teams.
Earlier in the week, Michigan safety Josh Metellus talked about Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor. And, rightfully so. The entire country knows who Taylor is. He’s that good.
Here’s Metellus on Taylor:
“His ability to hit the field full stride,” Metellus said. “He sees the hole, he feels where everybody’s coming from. He hits it downhill. He doesn’t tiptoe throughout the hole. If he feels somebody coming, he’ll go full speed. He’ll attack you if you don’t attack him. That’s one thing that makes him different from everybody else.”
Taylor has rushed for 237 yards and 5 TD in two games so far this season. He’s also caught five passes and scored on three of the receptions.
Wisconsin-Michigan is scheduled for a noon ET kickoff on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. The game will be televised on FOX.