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No. 16 Wisconsin's run game wears down Nebraska in 41-24 win

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Having to face Jonathan Taylor in the fourth quarter almost seems unfair for a weary defense.

Good luck stopping him once he gets going.

Taylor ran for 221 yards and three scores, including a career-best 88-yarder in the fourth, and No. 16 Wisconsin's punishing ground game wore down winless Nebraska in a 41-24 victory Saturday night.

''I was looking at the offensive linemen to see if they were going to jog him down,'' quarterback Alex Hornibrook said about his vantage point of the run following the handoff. ''I was pumped up and going to celebrate him.''

Taylor had a big head start on his long touchdown run that gave Wisconsin a 41-17 lead with 12:50 left.

A dominating night from his offensive line early in the game helped pave the way late for the Badgers (4-1, 2-0 Big Ten).

''We just had to clean some things up and get everybody on the same page,'' right guard Beau Benzchawel said. ''We knew that if we did that - get everybody where they needed to be, we'd make big plays.''

Nebraska also flashed big-play promise behind freshman quarterback Adrian Martinez, who threw for a career-high 384 yards and rushed for a score. JD Spielman had nine catches for a school-record 209 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown catch.

It still wasn't enough to prevent the Cornhuskers (0-5, 0-3) from losing their ninth straight game, extending a program record.

Just too many mistakes to keep up with the disciplined Badgers.

Nebraska was flagged 10 times for 100 yards. Martinez fumbled in the third quarter, a turnover that Wisconsin cashed in for a 20-yard touchdown run from Taiwan Deal for a 24-point lead with 6:50 left in the third quarter.

''You can't let a team like this get out in front of you because they're going to keep pounding you and pounding you,'' Nebraska coach Scott Frost said.

THE TAKEAWAY

Nebraska: There is potential on offense with Martinez's athleticism and ability to throw down field. In his third start, he seemed to be more at ease after halftime with the Cornhuskers trying to comeback. He appeared to be tentative at times in the first half while under pressure. And a season-long problem with penalties must be addressed.

''We're playing an 18-year-old quarterback, and he's doing a great job. He's going to be a special player,'' Frost said. ''There were a couple of plays in the first half where he threw to the wrong side or his eyes were in the wrong place.

Wisconsin: The young secondary banged up at cornerback coming into the game took two more hits after cornerback Deron Harrell left with a head injury in the second quarter. Safety Scott Nelson was then ejected for targeting late in the third quarter, meaning he will miss the first half of next week's prime-time matchup on the road at No. 15 Michigan. Backup safety Eric Burrell, along with freshmen cornerbacks Rachad Wildgoose and Donte Burton may have to get up to speed quickly. Wisconsin also had chances for at least three interceptions but errant passes bounced off the hands of defenders.

AIRING IT OUT

Martinez finished 24-of-42 passing with three scores, adding 57 yards on the ground on 13 carries.

''We didn't get to him as much as we'd like,'' linebacker T.J. Edwards said. ''We did what he had to do to win so overall it was a good game.''

The Cornhuskers kept attacking Wisconsin's depleted secondary. Martinez found Jack Stoll for a 12-yard touchdown pass with 4:20 left in the third to get back within 17.

Nebraska was driving again early in the fourth quarter with a chance to cut into the lead.

Edwards, a preseason All-American, finally put a stop to their comeback hopes with his second sack of the night on third-and-14 to force a punt.

Taylor had his 88-yard score on the next play from scrimmage.

''I don't like playing from behind. We've done that too much this year,'' Martinez said.

STAT LINES

Taylor finished with 24 carries. Hornibrook was 13 of 24 for 163 yards and a score. .... Nebraska receiver Stanley Morgan had eight catches for 93 yards.

POLL IMPLICATION

The Badgers could go up a couple spots in the next AP poll after three upsets ahead of them in the Top 25.

UP NEXT

Nebraska: Visits Northwestern on Oct. 13.

Wisconsin: Plays third consecutive night game, at No. 15 Michigan on Oct. 13.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 9:11
32-B.Pickering extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
41
Touchdown 9:20
2-A.Martinez runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
80
yds
03:30
pos
23
41
Point After TD 12:50
27-R.Gaglianone extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
41
Touchdown 13:03
23-J.Taylor runs 88 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
88
yds
00:07
pos
17
40
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 4:20
32-B.Pickering extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
34
Touchdown 4:30
2-A.Martinez complete to 86-J.Stoll. 86-J.Stoll runs 12 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
65
yds
02:20
pos
16
34
Point After TD 6:50
27-R.Gaglianone extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
34
Touchdown 6:57
28-T.Deal runs 20 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
79
yds
03:00
pos
10
33
Point After TD 11:04
27-R.Gaglianone extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
27
Touchdown 11:09
23-J.Taylor runs 21 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
65
yds
03:04
pos
10
26
Point After TD 14:13
32-B.Pickering extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
20
Touchdown 14:28
2-A.Martinez complete to 10-J.Spielman. 10-J.Spielman runs 75 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
75
yds
0:12
pos
9
20
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:42
27-R.Gaglianone extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
20
Touchdown 0:47
12-A.Hornibrook complete to 84-J.Ferguson. 84-J.Ferguson runs 14 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
78
yds
01:28
pos
3
19
Point After TD 6:51
27-R.Gaglianone extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
13
Touchdown 6:55
23-J.Taylor runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
67
yds
03:04
pos
3
12
Field Goal 10:03
32-B.Pickering 31 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
61
yds
02:59
pos
3
6
Field Goal 13:07
27-R.Gaglianone 28 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
41
yds
01:56
pos
0
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 7:17
27-R.Gaglianone 30 yards Field Goal is Good.
15
plays
53
yds
07:43
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 26 26
Rushing 7 15
Passing 17 9
Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Conv 3-10 6-12
4th Down Conv 0-2 1-1
Total Net Yards 506 527
Total Plays 68 72
Avg Gain 7.4 7.3
Net Yards Rushing 111 370
Rush Attempts 24 48
Avg Rush Yards 4.6 7.7
Net Yards Passing 395 157
Comp. - Att. 26-44 13-24
Yards Per Pass 9.0 6.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-12 1-6
Penalties - Yards 10-100 5-50
Touchdowns 3 5
Rushing TDs 1 4
Passing TDs 2 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 2-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 4-41.5 3-40.7
Return Yards 38 105
Punts - Returns 1-3 1-15
Kickoffs - Returns 2-35 3-90
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 4/4 7/7
Extra Points 3/3 5/5
Field Goals 1/1 2/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Nebraska 0-5 0314724
16 Wisconsin 4-1 31714741
395 PASS YDS 157
111 RUSH YDS 370
506 TOTAL YDS 527
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Martinez 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.1% 384 2 0 149.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
59.7% 916 5 3 133.1
A. Martinez 24/42 384 2 0
A. Bunch 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 23 0 0 196.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66% 320 2 2 128.7
A. Bunch 2/2 23 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
A. Martinez 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 57 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
53 253 3
A. Martinez 13 57 1 28
D. Ozigbo 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 29 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
51 289 3
D. Ozigbo 5 29 0 9
M. Washington 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 27 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
30 155 0
M. Washington 5 27 0 11
P. Newell 99 DL
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
P. Newell 1 6 0 6
A. Bunch 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 27 0
A. Bunch 1 -2 0 -2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Spielman 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
9 209 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
32 461 5
J. Spielman 9 209 1 75
S. Morgan Jr. 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
8 93 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 362 1
S. Morgan Jr. 8 93 0 25
M. Washington 28 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 53 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 79 0
M. Washington 4 53 0 24
K. Rafdal 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 67 0
K. Rafdal 1 18 0 18
J. Stoll 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 76 1
J. Stoll 1 12 1 12
M. Williams 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 51 0
M. Williams 1 11 0 11
K. Warner 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 22 0
K. Warner 1 6 0 6
B. Reimers 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
B. Reimers 1 5 0 5
D. Ozigbo 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 57 0
D. Ozigbo 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. Young II 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
D. Young II 5-2 0.0 0
M. Barry 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
M. Barry 5-3 0.0 0
L. Gifford 12 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 1.0
L. Gifford 5-2 1.0 0
F. Akinmoladun 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
F. Akinmoladun 5-0 0.0 0
D. Bootle 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
D. Bootle 4-1 0.0 0
D. Williams 41 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
D. Williams 4-1 0.0 0
T. Neal 14 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
T. Neal 4-1 0.0 0
C. Davis 96 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
C. Davis 3-1 0.0 0
E. Lee Jr. 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
E. Lee Jr. 3-2 0.0 0
A. Williams 24 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
A. Williams 3-3 0.0 0
L. Jackson 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
L. Jackson 3-0 0.0 0
J. Weinmaster 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Weinmaster 2-0 0.0 0
K. Davis 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
K. Davis 2-2 0.0 0
B. Stille 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
B. Stille 1-1 0.0 0
P. Newell 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
P. Newell 1-0 0.0 0
D. Ozigbo 22 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Ozigbo 1-0 0.0 0
D. Daniels 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Daniels 1-0 0.0 0
A. Bunch 17 QB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Bunch 1-0 0.0 0
A. Reed 25 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Reed 1-0 0.0 0
G. Bell 25 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
G. Bell 1-0 0.0 0
C. Tannor 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Tannor 0-1 0.0 0
A. Davis 22 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
A. Davis 0-2 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Pickering 32 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
4/7 13/13
B. Pickering 1/1 31 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
I. Armstrong 98 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 53.5 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
2 53.5 1
I. Armstrong 2 53.5 1 59
C. Lightbourn 35 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 29.5 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
24 41.6 0
C. Lightbourn 2 29.5 0 36
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Washington 28 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 17.5 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 17.0 25 0
M. Washington 2 17.5 25 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Spielman 10 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 3.0 3 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 1.5 3 0
J. Spielman 1 3.0 3 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Hornibrook 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.2% 163 1 0 125.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64% 963 7 2 151.7
A. Hornibrook 13/24 163 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Taylor 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
24 221 3
SEASON ATT YDS TD
126 849 8
J. Taylor 24 221 3 88
T. Deal 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 74 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 241 3
T. Deal 10 74 1 20
G. Groshek 37 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 73 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
27 175 0
G. Groshek 9 73 0 24
K. Pryor 3 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 41 0
K. Pryor 1 5 0 5
A. Ingold 45 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 105 3
A. Ingold 1 3 0 3
A. Cruickshank 1 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 12 0
A. Cruickshank 1 1 0 1
A. Hornibrook 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 -32 0
A. Hornibrook 1 -6 0 -6
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
A. Taylor 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 60 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 354 2
A. Taylor 3 60 0 26
J. Ferguson 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 47 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 213 2
J. Ferguson 4 47 1 15
D. Davis III 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 38 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 90 1
D. Davis III 3 38 0 16
G. Groshek 37 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 108 1
G. Groshek 2 10 0 9
K. Pryor 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 103 1
K. Pryor 1 8 0 8
J. Dunn 16 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 20 0
J. Dunn 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Edwards 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 1 2.0
T. Edwards 6-1 2.0 0
R. Connelly 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
R. Connelly 6-1 0.0 0
M. Cone 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
M. Cone 5-0 0.0 0
T. Johnson 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
T. Johnson 4-1 0.0 0
S. Nelson 9 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
S. Nelson 4-1 0.0 0
Z. Baun 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
Z. Baun 2-2 0.0 0
D. Pfaff 52 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Pfaff 2-0 0.0 0
R. Wildgoose 5 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Wildgoose 2-0 0.0 0
O. Sagapolu 99 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
O. Sagapolu 2-0 0.0 0
F. Hicks 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
F. Hicks 2-0 0.0 0
D. Burton 4 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Burton 2-0 0.0 0
K. Lyles 76 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Lyles 1-0 0.0 0
E. Burrell 25 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Burrell 1-0 0.0 0
D. Harrell 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
D. Harrell 1-1 0.0 0
D. Dixon 14 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Dixon 1-0 0.0 0
A. Van Ginkel 17 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
A. Van Ginkel 0-1 0.0 0
C. Bell 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Bell 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Gaglianone 27 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 5/5
SEASON FG XP
5/6 22/22
R. Gaglianone 2/2 30 5/5 11
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Allen 90 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 43.5 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
2 43.5 1
C. Allen 2 43.5 1 44
A. Lotti 15 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 35.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
17 39.9 0
A. Lotti 1 35.0 0 35
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Cruickshank 1 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 30.0 34 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 23.2 34 0
A. Cruickshank 3 30.0 34 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Dunn 16 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 10.0 15 0
J. Dunn 1 15.0 15 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:12 WISC 35 1:19 7 9 Punt
3:33 NEB 20 1:12 3 7 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:02 WISC 35 2:59 11 61 FG
6:51 WISC 35 4:23 13 38 Downs
0:42 WISC 35 0:17 5 6 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:12 WISC 35 0:00 3 65 TD
11:04 WISC 35 0:55 5 24 Fumble
6:50 WISC 35 2:20 9 65 TD
1:45 NEB 12 1:35 9 42 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:50 WISC 35 3:30 9 95 TD
4:24 NEB 44 0:53 7 24 Downs
1:01 NEB 20 0:31 3 21
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NEB 35 7:43 15 53 FG
5:53 WISC 45 2:14 6 20 Punt
2:21 NEB 50 1:56 8 41 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:59 NEB 35 3:04 8 64 TD
2:15 WISC 37 1:28 7 63 TD
0:20 WISC 20 0:00 1 -1 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:13 NEB 35 3:04 8 71 TD
9:57 WISC 41 3:00 6 59 TD
4:20 NEB 35 1:58 7 13 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:10 WISC 12 0:07 1 88 TD
9:11 NEB 35 4:05 9 19 Fumble
3:24 WISC 32 2:09 4 24 Punt