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Quick hits from Wisconsin Badgers’ win over New Mexico Lobos

September 9, 2018

GAME BALL

A.J. Taylor: The junior wide receiver caught five passes for 134 yards, the most for a UW player since Alex Erickson had 160 vs. Minnesota on Nov. 29, 2014.

THUMBS UP

Scott Nelson: The redshirt freshman safety’s interception near the goal line early in the second half preserved UW’s 10-7 lead and took the sails out of New Mexico’s upset bid.

THUMBS DOWN

UW’s return game: Freshman Aron Cruickshank made a couple shaky decisions that cost the Badgers some yardage. Plus, UW’s punt return unit was flagged twice for holding.

BY THE NUMBERS

12 – career runs of 30 or more yards for Badgers sophomore tailback Jonathan Taylor. By comparison, UW’s defense has allowed three 30-yard runs in those 16 games.

20 – consecutive regular-season victories for UW since a 30-23 overtime loss to Ohio State on Oct. 15, 2016.

417 – rushing yards for the Badgers, their highest output in three-plus seasons under coach Paul Chryst.

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