Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor was named the Pinstripe Bowl Most Valuable Player after a monster performance against Miami in New York City.
Taylor finished the evening with 205 rushing yards and a touchdown on 27 carries, leading the Badgers to a 35-3 victory over the Hurricanes on Thursday. Wisconsin finishes the year 8-5 after posting the second straight postseason win over Miami.
After the game, Taylor was presented with the Pinstripe Bowl MVP award.
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Thursday’s performance was the perfect end to the season for Taylor, who was the nation’s leading rusher through the regular season. He finished the year with 2,194 yards and 16 touchdowns. He became just the third player in program history to eclipse 2,000 yards in a single season.
Taylor also has over 4,000 career rushing yards. He just wrapped up his sophomore season.
Taylor becomes the second B1G running back to earn MVP honors this postseason. Minnesota’s Mohamed Ibrahim was named the MVP of the Quick Lane Bowl on Wednesday night, following the Gophers’ 34-10 win over Georgia Tech.
Ibrahim rushed for 224 yards and two touchdowns in the win.
B1G bowl season is just getting underway, but conference running backs are leaving their mark on the postseason already.