Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor Ties FBS Freshman Record For Fastest To 1,000 Yards Rushing

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The Wisconsin Badgers are very silently putting together a College Football Playoff worthy season.

Wisconsin is off to a 7-0 start, with only a game against Michigan outstanding the rest of the way on their schedule. But even if they don’t make it all the way this season, the future is bright for the Badgers.

The biggest reason is their freshman running back that is giving defensive coordinators headaches on a weekly basis.

On Saturday, Jonathan Taylor set an FBS record as the fastest freshman to ever reach 1,000 yards rushing.

Taylor put together a 176-yard game on 22 carries to eclipse the mark. He gashed the Maryland Terrapins defense all afternoon, averaging 5.7 yards per carry and punching the ball in for a touchdown in the second quarter.

Taylor needed only seven games to get over 1,000 yards in his first taste of college football action. Perhaps more impressive than the feat itself were some of the names that he passed on his way to the top.

Emmitt Smith and Marshall Faulk are now looking up at Jonathan Taylor in the freshman record book.

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CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Michael is originally from Miami, FL and is of Cuban descent. He holds BFA from the University of Florida/New World School of the Arts and is also a New York city based stand-up comedian. Michael is 5'11", but wears elevators in his shoes to make himself 6 feet tall. Twitter: @MichaelNapoles
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