After more than three weeks of anticipation for a marquee matchup in the 2018 New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Wisconsin wasted no time in a blitzing start in the Bronx.
Scoring 14 points in the first four minutes, the Badgers rode NCAA-leading rusher Jonathan Taylor and a stout defense to beat Miami, 35-3, in front of 37,821 fans at Yankee Stadium. Taylor's 205 yards rushing and touchdown earned him Most Valuable Player honors.
Wisconsin finishes the season 8-5 while Miami falls to 7-6. The Badgers have now won five straight bowl games, including two straight over the Hurricanes after defeating them in last year's Orange Bowl. The 32-point margin of victory was the largest in Pinstripe Bowl history.
"I'm just proud of the way our guys played today and prepared really throughout the bowl," Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst said. "It was a good way to finish this year."
As he has all season, Taylor featured heavily in Wisconsin's game plan. With starting quarterback Alex Hornibrook missing the game due to a concussion, he guided the Badgers and eclipsed the century mark for the 12th time this season, reaching 2,194 yards on the season. More »