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Jonathan Taylor named conference offensive player of the week

Wisconsin junior running back Jonathan Taylor’s Heisman performance in the 49-0 win over South Florida last week earned him the Big Ten’s offensive player of the week honor for the fifth time in his career.

Taylor totalled 183 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns at South Florida, becoming the first Big Ten student to record at least two rushing and two receiving touchdowns in the same game since Illinois’ Mikel Leshoure in 2010.

Taylor rushed 16 times for 135 yards and a pair of touchdowns, topping the 100-yard rushing mark for the 23rd time in his career.

“One of the biggest things is making sure this week coming up, anything we did last week won’t transfer over any point from last week,” said Taylor.

Taylor had success in more than just rushing the football, he caught two passes for 48 yards and two touchdowns, the first two receiving scores of his career.

No. 19 Wisconsin will host Central Michigan on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Camp Randall Stadium.

Alec Ausmus

Sports reporter

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