Badgers’ blockers open holes, then enjoy watching Taylor
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor can go pretty much anywhere at any time when he has the ball in his hands.
That's trouble for any team that plays Wisconsin. And perhaps creates a little extra - but welcome - work for his teammates.
Always be aware of where the nation's leading rusher might be. He could break a long run on any carry.
No. 18 Wisconsin rallies past Iowa 28-17
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — With their season on the line in late September, Wisconsin showed that the Big Ten West will likely run through Madison yet again.
Alex Hornibrook threw a 17-yard TD pass to A.J. Taylor with 57 seconds left and No. 18 Wisconsin bounced back from last week's loss by rallying past Iowa 28-17 on Saturday night.
Receiver A.J. Taylor off to fast start for No. 6 Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin receiver A.J. Taylor has the athleticism and smarts to singlehandedly dominate a secondary.
The junior is pretty good at catching balls with two hands, too.
Just what opposing defenses don't need: another player on the sixth-ranked Badgers named Taylor capable of making big plays.
Through two games, A.J. Taylor has made for a pretty good offensive tandem with Jonathan Taylor, the FBS' leading rusher.
Taylor scores twice, No. 4 Wisconsin beats W. Kentucky
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor took the handoff and went left as the Wisconsin offensive line and three tight ends cleared a path to the end zone.
The dynamic back waited patiently for the holes and weaved through traffic. The closest any defender got to tackling Taylor was when defensive back Kyle Bailey reached out but could only tug at his jersey.
For openers, not a bad start for the fourth-ranked Badgers and their star tailback.
Taylor, Pryor lead way for walk-on WRs at No. 4 Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — And then there were two.
Wisconsin's Big Four of experienced receivers is down to A.J. Taylor and Kendric Pryor following the suspensions of Quintez Cephus and Danny Davis.
That leaves opportunities for sophomore walk-ons Adam Krumholz and Jack Dunn to shine in expanded roles for the fourth-ranked Badgers in the season opener on Friday night against Western Kentucky.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Spring is in the air at run-first Wisconsin.
They are throwing the ball around at spring practice a little more than usual, at least for a team that likes to hand the ball off to star running back Jonathan Taylor.
But with so much firepower coming back in the passing game, the Badgers could be just as dangerous throwing the ball around this fall.
Wisconsin could boast deepest wide receiver group in Badgers’ program history
From their first camp with the University of Wisconsin in 2016, it became clear that Quintez Cephus, A.J. Taylor and Kendric Pryor would eventually become playmakers for the Badgers. Adding Danny Davis on National Signing Day the following year only solidified UW's bright future at wide receiver.
On Monday night, the University of Wisconsin recognized the Badgers football team’s 34-24 victory over the Miami Hurricanes in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30 at Hard Rock Stadium in Southern Florida.
A group of Badgers players made an appearance at center court during the first half of Friday night’s game against Nebraska Cornhuskers. The group, which included A.J. Taylor, Beau Benzschawel, Michael Deiter, T.J. Edwards and Alex Hornibrook, drew a standing ovation from the crowd.
Badgers football: Tom Oates gives Wisconsin overall grade of ‘B-plus’ in Orange Bowl win over Miami
When Alex Hornibrook plays like he did against the Hurricanes, UW is a hard team to beat. Danny Davis makes circus catches look routine. Davis, A.J. Taylor, Kendric Pryor and Troy Fumagalli all made big-time receptions. Jonathan Taylor drew a lot of attention and still rushed for 130 yards. The pass-blocking wasn't bad.
Camp Randall Stadium
Record: 4-0, 1-0 Big Ten
The start of Big Ten play, and it comes against an opponent with a history of making life difficult on the Badgers. UW’s final look at Wildcats running back Justin Jackson, who has a pair of 100-yard games against the Badgers but was held to 42 during the teams’ 2016 meeting.
No. 5 Wisconsin wins slugfest against No. 19 Michigan 24-10
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Alex Hornibrook changed the conversation with one clutch throw.
No. 5 Wisconsin is still undefeated in large part after its even-keeled quarterback shook off another groan-inducing interception.
Hornibrook's 24-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Taylor in the third quarter broke open a defensive slugfest, Kendric Pryor scored on an end-around and the Badgers beat No. 19 Michigan 24-10 on Saturday.
Badgers football: Wisconsin’s receiver corps showcases playmaking ability in win over Iowa
As bad as they felt for Quintez Cephus, there wasn’t time for the other wide receivers on the University of Wisconsin football team to mope around this week.
They had work to do.
“We’re all playmakers,” freshman Danny Davis said, “and we just wanted to go out there and make plays.”
Davis and Co. did just that Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium, playing a pivotal role in the No. 6 Badgers’ 38-14 victory over Iowa.
No. 6 Wisconsin loses receiver Quintez Cephus for season
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Star receiver Quintez Cephus will miss the rest of the season for No. 6 Wisconsin because of an injured right leg.
Coach Paul Chryst said after practice Thursday that Cephus had surgery this week.
Badgers football: Jonathan Taylor helps Wisconsin overcome early deficit to beat Indiana 45-17
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A healthy Jonathan Taylor helped dig the University of Wisconsin out of an early hole in the Badgers’ 45-17 victory at Indiana on Saturday.
The true freshman running back, who entered the game questionable with a left leg injury, carried the load for UW’s offense with 29 rushes for 183 yards and a touchdown as the ninth-ranked Badgers improved to 9-0 on the season.
Week after week, depth across the University of Wisconsin’s roster continues to soothe the sting of its lengthy injury report.
In some of their first meaningful action for the Badgers, left guard Jason Erdmann and running back Rachid Ibrahim helped UW dominate on the ground in the second half at Nebraska on Oct. 7. They’ve both played major roles since.
Badgers football notebook: Paul Chryst confident in A.J. Taylor as kick returner despite fumbles
University of Wisconsin sophomore A.J. Taylor fumbled in each of the past two games while returning a kickoff, but Badgers coach Paul Chryst said Monday his confidence in Taylor hasn’t wavered.
Youth serving up big plays for No. 9 Wisconsin’s offense
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A youth movement is sweeping through the offense at No. 9 Wisconsin.
Freshmen and sophomores have emerged as difference-makers with speed and big-play capability, just in time for a critical night game this Saturday at Nebraska.
- Rome News-TribuneBadgers bring refined focus into spring after disappointing seasonApril 10, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalTom Oates: Grading Badgers' performance in lopsided loss to Golden GophersNovember 25, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalBadgers quarterback Jack Coan makes noticeable strides in triple-overtime win at PurdueNovember 19, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalWisconsin wide receiver Danny Davis coming through for Badgers after slow start to seasonNovember 5, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalOffseason work paying off for Badgers wide receiver A.J. TaylorOctober 12, 2018
Badgers football: Quick hits from Wisconsin’s season-opening win over Utah State
Alex Hornibrook: The sophomore quarterback bounced back from a slow start – his fumble led to a Utah State touchdown – with a big performance through the air. Hornibrook, who was 15 of 23, set career highs with 244 yards and three touchdown passes.
Jonathan Taylor: The freshman tailback rushed for 87 yards on nine carries in his debut, including a 41-yard burst on UW’s opening play from scrimmage in the second half.
Badgers football: Bigger roles likely await second-year receivers Quintez Cephus, A.J. Taylor
It’s easy to forget Quintez Cephus and A.J. Taylor joined the University of Wisconsin football team less than a year ago.
The two were more game-ready than most anticipated when arriving on campus last summer and both saw the field as true freshmen just weeks after their first collegiate practice. With an entire season now behind them, they’re developing a different level of poise this spring that may have not been fully present during a hectic start to their careers.
Badgers football: News and observations from UW’s 10th open practice of fall camp
The University of Wisconsin practiced through some heavy rain Saturday morning. Here's what we saw from Camp Randall Stadium:
-- Fifth-year senior quarterback Bart Houston looked like the better passer for the second straight open practice in his competition with redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook.