Jonathan Taylor has been a workhorse for Wisconsin, and he already has passed 1,000 yards rushing in seven games.
He passed 1,000 yards in the first quarter against Maryland on Saturday, putting himself in some elite company. Taylor is tied for the fewest games for a freshman to reach 1,000 yards.
Jonathan Taylor reached 1,000 rush yards on the season in his 7th game
That matches the FBS record for fewest games needed by a freshman pic.twitter.com/mJibbQ8xwc
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 21, 2017
He is also the fastest Wisconsin freshman to get to 1,000 yards, beating James White’s record from 2010.
Coming into the game Saturday, only four other players in the nation had crossed the 1,000-yard barrier this season: Stanford’s Bryce Love, Hawaii’s Diocemy Saint Juste, San Diego State’s Rashaad Penny and Navy’s Zach Abey. Taylor is the only freshman of that group.
Corey Clement racked up 1,375 yards on 314 carries to lead Wisconsin last year. Wisconsin has five games left after Saturday, which puts Taylor on a clear path to top Clement’s mark. Taylor has entered the Heisman picture, with Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman including the running back in his latest watch list. With performances such as this, it is easy to see why.