Badgers big comeback over Purdue sparked by Taylor's huge day on the ground
The Badgers came back from a 14-point deficit to beat the Purdue Boilermakers in three overtimes 47-44 on the road Saturday.
Jonathan Taylor had a huge day on the ground, rushing for 321 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner in the third overtime.
Trailing by 14 points in the fourth quarter, the Badgers were able to tie the game thanks to two efficient drives ending with quarterback Jack Coan touchdown passes.
In overtime, the teams exchanged touchdowns until the third overtime when Purdue could only come away with a long field goal. That gave the Badgers the ball with a chance to secure victory with a touchdown. Two plays later Taylor was in the end zone for the third time.
Purdue was very efficient through the air, passing for 386 yards and four touchdowns, but Taylor's huge day was too much for them in the end.
Wisconsin improves to 7-4 overall and 5-3 in the Big Ten. Up next for the Badgers is a home game against Minnesota.