MADISON — The University of Wisconsin’s secondary made the unlikeliest of turnarounds from one week to the next when the Badgers traveled to Ann Arbor, Mich., on Saturday. After allowing more than 400 yards passing to a winless Nebraska team, UW held the Wolverines to just 124 yards on 21 pass attempts. Even more surprising, all four players who began the year as starters — safeties D’Cota Dixon and Scott Nelson and cornerbacks Faion Hicks and Caesar Williams —
ANN ARBOR— No. 12 Michigan is undefeated since opening with a seven-point loss at Notre Dame, building momentum and confidence while waiting for its next opportunity to earn an impressive win. The Wolverines (5-1, 3-0 Big Ten) won’t have to wait much longer. No. 15 Wisconsin (4-1, 2-0) is coming to play under the lights Saturday night at the Big House in what may prove to be a pivotal game in the conference’s championship race. “Everybody knew that this was going to
MADISON — Jonathan Taylor ran for 221 yards and three scores, including a career-best 88-yarder in the fourth quarter, and No. 16 Wisconsin’s punishing ground game wore down winless Nebraska in a 41-24 victory on Saturday night. The Badgers (4-1, 2-0) withstood the Cornhuskers’ desperate second-half comeback attempt from a 17-point halftime deficit led by two TD passes in the third quarter by Adrian Martinez. Nebraska’s offense flashed big-play promise behind their
MADISON — Jonathan Taylor needed extra time to rest and regroup after a win over New Mexico. Rushing for 253 yards on 33 carries, both career highs, can take a toll on a running back, and the sophomore took some time to himself before speaking to reporters about his milestone day. Taylor also matched a career-high with three rushing touchdowns, and No. 5 Wisconsin asserted its dominance after allowing a score on the game-opening drive to pull away for a 45-14 win on Saturday.
MADISON — A new-look secondary hopes to build on a successful debut for No. 4 Wisconsin. The Badgers broke in seven new defensive starters in their season opener, including Scott Nelson at safety, along with sophomore Caesar Williams and Faion Hicks at cornerback. Nelson and Hicks, both redshirt freshmen, also made their collegiate debuts in the 34-3 victory last week over Western Kentucky. Next up is a visit from New Mexico on Saturday. “They’re maturing but at the same
MADISON — As lopsided matchups on paper go, No. 4 Wisconsin’s season opener against Western Kentucky tonight could provide at least one interesting storyline. It has nothing to do with whether Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor can start his Heisman Trophy campaign with a 200-yard game, which is possible against an opponent picked to finish fifth in Conference USA’s East Division. It is how Wisconsin’s new-look secondary will fare against an offense with a history of