All it took was one carry in the Pinstripe Bowl.
Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor entered Thursday night’s matchup against Miami with 1,989 rushing yards on the season, needing just 11 yards to hit 2,000 for the season. On the Badgers’ first play from the line of scrimmage, the sophomore back plowed ahead for exactly that total.
Taylor became the third Wisconsin player in history to reach that total. The Badgers now have three players who have hit the 2,o00-yard mark in a single season, most of any FBS program.
— Brian Mason (@Brian_Mason) December 27, 2018
Ron Dayne hit 2,000 yards twice (1996, 1999) and Melvin Gordon achieved the goal in 2014.
In the first half, Taylor also eclipsed 4,000 career rushing yards in just his second season. It took him 27 career games to accomplish something that only five other Badgers have done.
Taylor finished the regular season as the nation’s leading rusher. He also had 15 rushing touchdowns on the year.