Latest A.J. Taylor News

Struggling Huskers' next challenge: No. 16 Wisconsin

Oct. 5, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Good times are coming at Nebraska, coach Scott Frost promises. It may not happen this weekend against No. 16 Wisconsin. The Cornhuskers don't have any wins yet under the first-year coach, but he does have hope. They better bring their run defense, too, to Camp Randall Stadium on...

No. 18 Wisconsin rallies past Iowa 28-17

Sep. 23, 2018 12:26 AM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — With their season on the line in late September, Wisconsin showed that the Big Ten West will likely run through Madison yet again. Alex Hornibrook threw a 17-yard TD pass to A.J. Taylor with 57 seconds left and No. 18 Wisconsin bounced back from last week's loss by rallying past Iowa...

Replenished on offense, No. 6 Wisconsin hosts BYU

Sep. 14, 2018 5:46 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The offense is nearly back to full strength at No. 6 Wisconsin. Tight end Zander Neuville returned last week from injury. Receiver Danny Davis is due back from suspension on Saturday when BYU visits Camp Randall Stadium. Two more targets for quarterback Alex Hornibrook — and...

Taylor could be in for big day for No. 6 Badgers vs. BYU

Sep. 13, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

BYU (1-1) at No. 6 Wisconsin (2-0), 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC) Line: Wisconsin by 21. Series record: Wisconsin leads 2-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE BYU managed just 94 yards and four first downs in the second half last week in a home loss to California, erasing the promise of an offensive turnaround seen in the season-opening win...

Receiver A.J. Taylor off to fast start for No. 6 Wisconsin

Sep. 13, 2018 5:45 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin receiver A.J. Taylor has the athleticism and smarts to singlehandedly dominate a secondary. The junior is pretty good at catching balls with two hands, too. Just what opposing defenses don't need: another player on the sixth-ranked Badgers named Taylor capable of making big...

Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor determined to take care of ball

Sep. 9, 2018 3:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor is putting up such prolific numbers for Wisconsin in such a short amount of time in his college career that the rare mistakes he makes stand out. Wisconsin's star sophomore has the speed to pull away from a defensive back; power to bowl over a linebacker; and patience...

Taylor scores 3 TDs, No. 5 Wisconsin beats New Mexico 45-14

Sep. 8, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor needed extra time to rest and regroup after a win over New Mexico. Rushing for 253 yards on 33 carries, both career highs, can take a toll on a running back, and he took some time to himself before speaking to reporters about his milestone day. Taylor also matched a...

Taylor scores twice, No. 4 Wisconsin beats W. Kentucky

Sep. 1, 2018 2:28 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor took the handoff and went left as the Wisconsin offensive line and three tight ends cleared a path to the end zone. The dynamic back waited patiently for the holes and weaved through traffic. The closest any defender got to tackling Taylor was when defensive back Kyle...

No. 4 Wisconsin tries to win another home opener vs WKU

Aug. 30, 2018 10:34 AM EDT

Western Kentucky (6-7 last season) at No. 4 Wisconsin (13-1), Friday, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: Wisconsin by 35½. Series record: Wisconsin leads 1-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Western Kentucky's dreams of beating a Big Ten team for the first time in school history. Wisconsin has more modest goals, like developing...

Fresh faces debut for No. 4 Wisconsin D in season opener

Aug. 30, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As lopsided matchups on paper go, No. 4 Wisconsin's season opener against Western Kentucky on Friday night could provide at least one interesting storyline. It has nothing to do with whether Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor can start his Heisman Trophy campaign with a 200-yard...