Heisman Trophy Race After Week 1

Heisman Trophy Race After Week 1

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2. RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

The entire USF defense was focusing on slowing down Jonathan Taylor.

Wisconsin was starting the season with one returning starter up front – it was a bit of a rocky day for the front five – and the Bulls dared QB Jack Coan to try to make plays. But there was no need to mess with it. Give the ball to No. 23 and let him go.

Taylor took control on the opening drive with a 37-yard touchdown run, ran for a 38-yard score early in the third quarter, and along the way, did something new.

He caught a few passes.

For all the good things he has done over his first two seasons, being a part of passing game wasn’t in the plan with just 16 grabs. He only caught two passes against the Bulls, but he took them both for touchdowns.

On the day, the workhorse made it all look so easy with 16 carries for 135 yards and two scores, two catches for 48 yards and two touchdowns, and a 49-0 win for the Badgers.

NEXT: Just imagine if he and the team were sharp …

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