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Badgers Shuck Huskers

Badgers Shuck Huskers
October 07, 2017 - Lincoln, NE. U.S. - Wisconsin Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor #23 looks back at Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive back Eric Lee Jr. #6 during his 2nd quarter 75 yard touchdown run during an NCAA Division 1 football game between #9 Wisconsin Badgers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, NE..Attendance: 89,860.Wisconsin won 38-17.Michael Spomer/Cal Sport Media (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

^By ERIC OLSON=
^AP College Football Writer=
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Freshman Jonathan Taylor rushed for a season-high 249
yards and two touchdowns to lead a punishing ground game that helped
ninth-ranked Wisconsin wear down Nebraska in the second half of a 38-17 win
Saturday night.

The Badgers (5-0, 2-0) beat the Huskers (3-3, 2-1) for the fifth straight time
and took sole possession of first place in the Big Ten West.

Taylor, who had his second 200-yard performance in five games, carried 25 times
while recording the third-most rushing yards ever by a Nebraska opponent.

The Badgers went to the run almost exclusively on three straight scoring drives
after Nebraska’s Aaron Williams returned an interception to tie it 17-all early
in the third quarter.

They ran on eight of 10 plays while going 93 yards for the go-ahead touchdown,
which Quintez Cephus scored on a 5-yard pass. Next time they ran on all 10 plays
as they went 80 yards, with Taylor bulling in from the 2. After Stanley Morgan
fumbled on the Huskers’ ensuing possession, they ran 10 times for 40 yards, with
Bradrick Shawn scoring from the 1.

The Badgers ended Nebraska’s 20-game win streak in home night games since 2008.

Devine Ozigbo had 112 yards on 23 carries for the Huskers.

Wisconsin had a pick-six of its own when Chris Orr snagged a ball that glanced
off intended receiver Ozigbo and returned it 78 yards on the game’s fifth play
from scrimmage. It was the fourth pick-six thrown by Tanner Lee this season and
his 10th interception.

The Huskers gouged the nation’s No. 4 defense for more than 300 yards in the
first half but didn’t score until just before halftime. Lee and Stanley Morgan
Jr. hooked up for an 80-yard catch-and-run, Nebraska’s longest pass play since
2014.

The Badgers were back up 17-7 after the first play of their next series, with
Taylor going 75 yards untouched for Wisconsin’s longest play from scrimmage
since 2014.

THE TAKEAWAY

Wisconsin: The Badgers still own the Huskers, having beaten them six out of
seven times since Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011.

Nebraska: The Huskers managed only 68 yards in the second half after amassing
313 in the first. The 21-point loss only increases the pressure on third-year
coach Mike Riley.

UP NEXT

Wisconsin hosts Purdue and will go for its 12th straight win in the series.

Nebraska hosts No. 10 Ohio State, which beat the Huskers 62-3 last year.

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