Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor runs for career-high 253 yards against New Mexico
Jonathan Taylor this, Jonathan Taylor that.
We heard all about the Wisconsin freshman RB a year ago and rightfully so. All he did was rush for 1,977 yards and 13 TD in his first season at Madison. He wrapped up the year by finishing sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting.
Now, as a sophomore, we’ve already seen Taylor pick up where he left off in Week 1. Against Western Kentucky, the 5-foot-11 back from Salem, N.J. got 18 carries and gained 145 yards while scoring 2 TD.
For Week 2, Wisconsin hosted New Mexico. He blew past his 145 yards in Game 1 by rushing for 253 yards against the Lobos.
The workhorse back acted as such, racking up 33 carries and 3 TD in the Badgers’ 45-14 victory. With the 253-yard effort, the sophomore bested his previous career-high of 249 yards gained against Nebraska last season.
If at some point this season he breaks this 253-yard performance, nobody would be surprised.
Taylor was regarded as a 3-star prospect and the No. 24 RB in his class by 247Sports in 2017.
So much for that.