Junior running back Jonathan Taylor ran over, around and through the Chippewas of Central Michigan as the University of Wisconsin Badgers posted their second consecutive shutout of the new season.
Wisconsin blanked Central Michigan 61-0 at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Badgers were led by Heisman candidate Jonathan Taylor who rushed for 102 yards and three touchdowns on the day, without playing much in the second half.
The Wisconsin offense looked scintillating at times with Junior quarterback Jack Coan throwing accurate deep passes to a host of Badgers receivers. Coan threw for 363 yards and three touchdowns with 0 interceptions. Both Badger backup quarterbacks Graham Mertz and Chase Wolf saw action was well.
But perhaps the biggest story offensively for Wisconsin were the big plays from Junior wide receiver Quintez Cephus, who was playing in his first game at Camp Randall since being reinstated.
Cephus had six receptions for 130 yards and twio touchdowns, both of which were met with thunderous ovations from the home crowd. Cephus’ speed and size has added depth and a new dimension to a receiving corps that Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst says is his deepest core of receivers since he’s been at Wisconsin.
Wisconsin led 44-0 at halftime and held the Chippewas to 58 total yards for the game. The Badgers, who entered the game ranked 17th in the nation, will have a bye week next weekend before hosting the 7th ranked Michigan Wolverines on September 21. Michigan escaped with a double-overtime win over Army today.