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Wisconsin sophomore QB Alex Hornibrook completed 18-of-19 passes for 256 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's 40-6 demolition of BYU.

Hornibrook was almost perfect on the afternoon against what has been an awful BYU team. He fired off two touchdown passes in the first half, balancing those scores out with two more in the second half. On the whole this season, the sophomore signal-caller has passed for 701 yards with an 8/1 TD/INT ratio. He has done exactly what the Badgers have needed him to do as they approach conference play.
Sep 16 - 6:49 PM

Wisconsin freshman RB Jonathan Taylor rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in Saturday's 40-6 drubbing of BYU.

Taylor picked up a one-yard rushing touchdown in the closing seconds of the first quarter. He has been pure money this season, having now rushed for 438 yards and five touchdowns in three games. Not only has the 5-foot-11, 214-pounder put up huge yardage, he has not averaged fewer than 7.1 YPC in a contest. He will look to stay on this impressive roll when the Badgers take on Northwestern a week from Saturday. They're off on bye next Saturday.
Sep 16 - 6:43 PM

Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Taiwan Deal (ankle) is expected to sit out Saturday's game against BYU.

Third time, apparently not the charm for Deal, who has yet to play this season due to an ankle injury suffered in August. It's a depth blow not to have Deal as an option, but the Badgers are not lacking in running backs. Jonathan Taylor is coming off a 223-yard, three-touchdown stomping of FAU and seems to have cemented himself as the Badgers' starting back at this point, with Chris James next man up for backup carries. Bradrick Shaw would also be in the mix behind Taylor, but is currently dealing with a leg injury which may keep him out for Saturday's contest against the hapless Cougars.
Sep 15 - 7:18 PM

Wisconsin sophomore RB Bradrick Shaw (leg) is questionable for Saturday's game against BYU.

Shaw (6'1/220) sat out Saturday's win over FAU due to a right leg injury sustained against Utah State the week prior. Jonathan Taylor will likely work as starter in the upcoming showdown with BYU regardless of whether or not Shaw is able to play.
Sep 14 - 1:23 PM

Wisconsin redshirt junior G Beau Benzschawel is questionable for Saturday's game against BYU due to a right leg injury.

While Benzschawel is being listed as questionable on the injury report, the 6-foot-6, 316-pounder has been able to practice this week. Sophomore Jason Erdmann would probably be the candidate to replace him at right guard should he be unable to play on Saturday.
Sep 14 - 12:40 PM

Wisconsin redshirt sophomore G Jon Dietzen has been ruled out for Saturday's game against BYU due to a leg injury.

Dietzen (6'6/336) had started both of Wisconsin's games at left guard this season. With the redshirt sophomore sidelined for Saturday's contest, Micah Kapoi -- who has experience as a starter -- will man his spot on the line against the Cougars.
Sep 14 - 12:26 PM

Wisconsin senior TE Troy Fumagalli caught eight passes for 92 yards and a touchdown in the school's 31-14 win over FAU on Saturday.

Fumagalli was easily the school's leading receiver in this contest, and he got it done blocking as well. His touchdown was a 12-yard score on an outside breaking route. Fumagalli has now scored in two straight games to open the season.
Sep 9 - 3:30 PM

Wisconsin freshman RB Jonathan Taylor rushed for 223 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries in the school's 31-14 win over FAU on Saturday.

Taylor opened the game with a 64-yard score, showing passing to maximize blocks at the line of scrimmage and speed to outrun the converging defenders in the middle of the field. Taylor was listed as a co-starter to open the season with two other backs, but expect him to hold on to the lead duties moving forward. Wisconsin faces BYU next week.
Sep 9 - 3:09 PM

Wisconsin sophomore RB Bradrick Shaw (leg) will not play in Saturday's game against FAU.

Shaw (6'1/220) injured his right leg in last weekend's blowout of Utah State. He's not in pads. Meanwhile, Chris James and Jonathan Taylor were announced as co-starters.
Sep 9 - 11:42 AM

Expect freshman RB Jonathan Taylor's workload to rise against FAU with RB Taiwan Deal out of the game and Bradrick Shaw questionable with a leg injury.

Taylor was arguably the team's most impressive runner in week one, turning nine carries into 87 yards and a touchdown. He was listed as a co-starter with many others in the preseason, but injuries likely mean a larger workload. We are looking forward to seeing him have more opportunities.
Sep 9 - 11:03 AM

Wisconsin and Florida Atlantic have discussed contingencies to accommodate FAU if the Owls can't return to campus after Saturday's game because of Hurricane Irma.

The Owls are currently set to play the Badgers in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday. If FAU isn't able to return to Boca Raton on schedule because of the storm, Wisconsin has offered extra nights in hotel rooms and the use of athletic facilities. "Whatever we need to do to accommodate that," Wisconsin HC Paul Chryst said. "Those are real things to the players and obviously to any of the teams down there."
Source: ESPN
Sep 8 - 3:07 PM

Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Taiwan Deal (ankle) is expected to miss Saturday's game against FAU.

Deal (6'1/220) was dealing with ankle injury in preseason camp and subsequently missed the team's season-opening romp-of-a-win over Utah State. He will sit again this coming Saturday. Bradrick Shaw, Chris James and Jonathan Taylor figure to see the bulk of carries against the Owls on Saturday, though Shaw is dealing with a leg injury of his own and is something of a question mark.
Sep 7 - 2:56 PM

Wisconsin sophomore RB Bradrick Shaw (leg) remains questionable for Saturday's game against FAU.

This was the case earlier in the week. No changes upon the release of the injury report on Thursday morning. Shaw suffered a right leg injury in this past weekend's win over Utah State. Should he be unable to give it a go against the Owls on Saturday, that would mean increased work for Chris James and Jonathan Taylor.
Sep 7 - 12:13 PM

Wisconsin redshirt senior DE Chikwe Obasih will be sidelined indefinitely with a leg injury sustained in practice.

Obasih is not expected to miss the remainder of the season, but his absence will be lengthy. There is no timetable for return for the 31 game starter and veteran member of the Badgers defense. Wisconsin has been ravaged by injuries so far. The school faces FAU this week.
Source: ESPN
Sep 7 - 10:03 AM

Wisconsin sophomore RB Bradrick Shaw (leg) is questionable for Saturday's game against FAU.

Shaw (6'1/220) injured his right leg in this weekend's blowout of Utah State. He rushed for 84 yards and a score on 18 carries in the contest. If he is unable to go against the Owls on Saturday, those Badgers would lean more heavily on Chris James and Jonathan Taylor.
Sep 4 - 1:23 PM


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