The Badgers had an impressive comeback to force overtime and then came through in triple overtime to win the game in one of the most exciting finishes in recent memory. Sophomore quarterback Jack Coan stepped up and made plays in the fourth quarter to help force overtime.
The Badgers win streak over Purdue is now at 13.
Jonathan Taylor gets the game ball. UW’s Heisman candidate rushed for a career high 321 yards with three touchdowns on 33 carries, including the walk-off 17-yard touchdown that ended the game.
Purdue’s quick, elusive wide receiver Rondale Moore gave UW problems all game long. The freshman, who entered this week leading the Big Ten with 82 receptions, caught nine passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns.
One thing that has plagued the Badgers all season are the penalties. UW committed 13 penalties for a total of 125 yards. UW was flagged five times for false start 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’s 321 — 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 today’s game, the most in FBS history for a player through their sophomore season. Former UW running back Ron Dayne previously held the record at 3,556 yards.
0- Times in Badgers history, before today, that they played in a triple-overtime game.