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Quick hits from Wisconsin Badgers’ triple-overtime win over Purdue Boilermakers

November 18, 2018

GAME BALL

Jonathan Taylor: UW’s Heisman candidate rushed for a career-high 321 yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries, including the walk-off 17-yard score that ended the game in triple overtime.

THUMBS UP

Rondale Moore: Purdue’s quick, elusive wide receiver gave UW problems all game. The freshman, who entered this week leading the Big Ten with 82 receptions, caught nine passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns.

THUMBS DOWN

Penalties: UW committed 13 penalties for a whopping 125 yards. The Badgers false started five times and were flagged for pass interference or defensive holding on four occasions.

BY THE NUMBERS

2 — Players in Badgers history with more rushing yards in a game than Taylor did on Saturday — Melvin Gordon’s 408-yard performance against Nebraska in 2014 and Ron Dayne’s 339 yards against Hawaii in 1996.

3,846 — Career rushing yards for Taylor after Saturday, the most in FBS history for a player through their sophomore season. Former UW running back Ron Dayne previously held the record at 3,566 yards.

0 — times in Badgers history, before Saturday, that they played in a triple-overtime game.

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