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No. 5 Wisconsin stays unbeaten with 38-13 win over Maryland

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Jonathan Taylor came to Wisconsin prepared for a heavy workload, even if he was buried deep on the depth chart when training camp opened.

How things have changed in three months at Camp Randall Stadium.

Taylor ran for a touchdown and broke the 1,000-yard mark for the season, Alex Hornibrook passed for two scores and the fifth-ranked Badgers stayed unbeaten with a 38-13 victory over Maryland on Saturday.

Taylor had 126 yards on 22 carries, a relatively ho-hum day following two straight 200-yard outings. Playing in his seventh game at Wisconsin (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten), Taylor tied a major college football record shared by five other backs for fewest games by a freshman to get to 1,000 yards.

That list includes standouts like Florida's Emmitt Smith, San Diego State's Marshall Faulk and Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson, along with North Texas' Jamario Thomas. The last back to do it before Taylor? Wisconsin's P.J. Hill in 2006.

''It's very humbling to be mentioned with those guys,'' Taylor said.

Just another star emerging off the Wisconsin running back assembly line. Considering some of the other great names in the school's running back lineage like Melvin Gordon, Montee Ball and Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne , this milestone is special.

''I think it's part of the reason why JT came here ... he wants to be a running back in a place where there's been some good running backs,'' coach Paul Chryst said.

It's a tried-and-true formula at Wisconsin that also includes stout defense. On Saturday, Hornibrook shook off an interception on his second attempt of the day, finishing 16 of 24 for 225 yards to balance the offense.

Maryland (3-4, 1-3), which has the conference's worst defense, could have picked up some early pointers from Wisconsin.

Under heavy pressure, Max Bortenschlager's pass over the middle was intercepted by Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Edwards and returned 54 yards for a touchdown to open the scoring with 12:18 left in the first quarter.

No wonder Maryland rarely took a shot down the field.

''It's not the way we want to start the game, for sure,'' Terps coach DJ Durkin said.

But the Terrapins did have some success running the ball out of spread formations, with Ty Johnson leading the way with 83 yards on 16 carries. They dented a defense that was allowing a Big Ten-best 78.8 yards a game for 143 yards overall on 35 carries.

Wisconsin, though, sets a high bar in the ground game, and Maryland just couldn't keep up.

Fullback Austin Ramesh's 1-yard touchdown run with 9:10 left in the game ended an 11-play, 76-yard drive, giving Wisconsin a three-score lead that extinguished any faint upset hopes.

TAKEAWAYS

Maryland: Bortenschlager, a third-stringer forced into the lineup earlier this season because of injuries, still needs work throwing deep. But the sophomore showed more poise as the game went on with a handful of third-and-long conversions. ''Max played a good game. He got us in the right calls at the right time and made the offense flow,'' Durkin said. ... WR DJ Moore was held to 44 yards on three catches a week after amassing career-bests of 210 yards on 12 receptions against Northwestern.

Wisconsin: Taylor has had an impressive freshman season overall, though he has fumbled in two straight weeks after coughing up the ball late in the first quarter at his own 3. The defense cleaned up that mistake after Maryland went three-and-out and settled for a field goal. ... Problems that plagued the Badgers in last week's win over Purdue popped up again on Saturday with two turnovers and four penalties in the first half. But execution improved in a mainly clean second half.

''We've got to just work on minimizing those mistakes that make it a little bit harder,'' Chryst said. ''But I do like the way they focus on the next play, and that's the way you've got to play this game.''

NOTABLES

Maryland: Bortenschlager finished 13 of 20 for 125 yards and a 10-yard touchdown pass in to Taivon Jacobs. He was sacked twice. ''It wasn't my best game, it wasn't my worst,'' he said. ''I feel I left some throws out there. I left some plays out there.''

Wisconsin: TE Troy Fumagalli had seven catches for 83 yards a week after going without a reception against Purdue. He's back to being a key contributor after missing the Big Ten opener last month against Northwestern with a left leg injury.

UP NEXT

Maryland: Hosts Indiana on Oct. 28.

Wisconsin: At Illinois on Oct. 28.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:41
27-R.Gaglianone 33 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
57
yds
05:23
pos
13
38
Point After TD 9:10
27-R.Gaglianone extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
35
Touchdown 9:10
20-A.Ramesh runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
13
plays
100
yds
00:00
pos
13
34
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:34
95-H.Darmstadter 45 yards Field Goal is Good.
13
plays
67
yds
03:41
pos
13
28
Point After TD 6:50
95-H.Darmstadter extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
28
Touchdown 6:50
18-M.Bortenschlager complete to 12-T.Jacobs. 12-T.Jacobs runs 10 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
73
yds
04:19
pos
9
28
Point After TD 11:15
27-R.Gaglianone extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
28
Touchdown 11:15
12-A.Hornibrook complete to 4-A.Taylor. 4-A.Taylor runs 18 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
71
yds
03:36
pos
3
27
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:32
27-R.Gaglianone extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
21
Touchdown 0:32
12-A.Hornibrook complete to 85-Z.Neuville. 85-Z.Neuville runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
100
yds
05:25
pos
3
20
Point After TD 10:02
27-R.Gaglianone extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
14
Touchdown 10:02
23-J.Taylor runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
75
yds
04:45
pos
3
13
Field Goal 14:53
95-H.Darmstadter 23 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
0
yds
00:04
pos
3
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 12:18
27-R.Gaglianone extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 12:30
18-M.Bortenschlager incomplete. INTERCEPTED by 53-T.Edwards at WIS 46. 53-T.Edwards runs 54 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
73
yds
02:30
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 18 23
Rushing 10 10
Passing 6 12
Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Conv 5-14 8-13
4th Down Conv 2-2 1-1
Total Net Yards 250 440
Total Plays 65 65
Avg Gain 3.8 6.8
Net Yards Rushing 143 215
Rush Attempts 35 41
Avg Rush Yards 4.1 5.2
Net Yards Passing 107 225
Comp. - Att. 13-30 16-24
Yards Per Pass 3.6 9.4
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-18 0-0
Penalties - Yards 4-54 6-49
Touchdowns 1 5
Rushing TDs 0 2
Passing TDs 1 2
Other 0 1
Turnovers 2 2
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 4-36.3 1-26.0
Return Yards 82 137
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 3-61 4-83
Int. - Returns 1-21 1-54
Kicking 3/3 6/7
Extra Points 1/1 5/5
Field Goals 2/2 1/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Maryland 3-4 0310013
5 Wisconsin 7-0 71471038
107 PASS YDS 225
143 RUSH YDS 215
250 TOTAL YDS 440
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Bortenschlager 18 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
43.3% 125 1 1 82.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
49.3% 686 7 3 104.2
M. Bortenschlager 13/30 125 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
T. Johnson 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 83 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
84 571 4
T. Johnson 16 83 0 22
L. Harrison III 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 64 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
78 304 0
L. Harrison III 12 64 0 17
J. Leake 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 103 2
J. Leake 1 5 0 5
T. Jacobs 12 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 6 0
T. Jacobs 1 -3 0 -3
M. Bortenschlager 18 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 -6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
49 19 2
M. Bortenschlager 5 -6 0 7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Jacobs 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 45 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 246 3
T. Jacobs 5 45 1 15
D. Moore 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 44 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
47 668 7
D. Moore 3 44 0 38
L. Harrison III 2 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 36 0
L. Harrison III 4 21 0 11
J. Davenport 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 52 0
J. Davenport 1 15 0 15
J. Veii 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 43 0
J. Veii 0 0 0 0
T. Johnson 6 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 18 0
T. Johnson 0 0 0 0
D. Turner 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 24 0
D. Turner 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
B. Kulka 96 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Kulka 1-0 0.0 0
J. Woods 10 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 2 0.0
J. Woods 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
H. Darmstadter 95 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 1/1
SEASON FG XP
4/5 20/20
H. Darmstadter 2/2 45 1/1 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
W. Lees 88 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 36.3 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
37 38.6 2
W. Lees 4 36.3 2 42
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Funk 34 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 20.3 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 18.0 22 0
J. Funk 3 20.3 22 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Hornibrook 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 225 2 1 164.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.8% 1435 13 7 166.1
A. Hornibrook 16/24 225 2 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Taylor 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
22 126 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
149 1112 11
J. Taylor 22 126 1 15
G. Groshek 37 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 47 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 168 1
G. Groshek 5 47 0 20
B. Shaw 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
62 239 2
B. Shaw 7 18 0 5
A. Ramesh 20 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 11 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 34 2
A. Ramesh 3 11 1 6
Q. Cephus 87 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 -1 0
Q. Cephus 1 2 0 2
A. Ingold 45 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 13 0
A. Ingold 1 1 0 1
A. Hornibrook 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 -51 0
A. Hornibrook 1 -2 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Fumagalli 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 83 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 350 3
T. Fumagalli 7 83 0 20
Q. Cephus 87 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 45 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 446 5
Q. Cephus 2 45 0 30
A. Taylor 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 41 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 168 2
A. Taylor 2 41 1 23
J. Taylor 23 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 24 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 41 0
J. Taylor 1 24 0 24
Z. Neuville 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 56 2
Z. Neuville 2 23 1 15
K. Pryor 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 29 0
K. Pryor 2 9 0 5
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. Tindal 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Tindal 1-0 0.0 0
A. Van Ginkel 17 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
A. Van Ginkel 1-0 1.0 0
O. Sagapolu 99 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
O. Sagapolu 1-0 1.0 0
T. Edwards 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 3 0.0
T. Edwards 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Gaglianone 27 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 5/5
SEASON FG XP
7/9 33/33
R. Gaglianone 1/2 33 5/5 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Lotti 15 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 26.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
22 40.8 1
A. Lotti 1 26.0 1 26
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Taylor 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 20.8 27 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 23.5 27 0
A. Taylor 4 20.8 27 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MD 25 2:30 6 26 INT
12:18 MD 25 2:59 6 3 Punt
5:33 MD 43 4:55 11 22 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:19 WISC 5 0:04 3 0 FG
9:58 MD 19 3:53 9 24 Punt
0:05 MD 21 0:00 1 17 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:09 MD 27 4:19 11 73 TD
4:15 MD 16 3:41 13 57 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:10 MD 25 2:59 9 15 Punt
0:36 MD 25 0:00 1 5 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:09 WISC 33 3:27 7 26 INT
0:26 WISC 3 0:00 1 2 Fumble
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:47 WISC 30 4:45 11 70 TD
5:57 WISC 15 5:25 13 85 TD
0:32 MD 24 0:23 3 3 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:51 WISC 29 3:36 8 71 TD
6:44 WISC 29 2:19 6 29 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:23 WISC 24 0:00 13 76 TD
6:04 WISC 28 5:23 8 57 FG