Posted November 10, 2018 at 03:32 PM | Updated November 10, 2018 at 03:52 PM
Penn State vs Wisconsin, Nov. 10, 2018
Penn State running back Miles Sanders leaps Wisconsin cornerback Faion Hicks during the first quarter on Nov. 10, 2018.
For a brief time on a chilly afternoon at Beaver Stadium, it looked like Penn State may still be dragging from what Michigan did to the Nittany Lions last week in Ann Arbor. A 42-7 defeat can be tough to take. And Wisconsin jumped on the Penn State defense at the start as Jonathan Taylor, the Big Ten’s leading rusher, broke off a 71-yard touchdown run to cap the visitors’ first possession. But that one play was pretty much the highlight of the day for the Wisconsin offense.
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Penn State defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos sacks Iowa QB Nate Stanley during the third quarter. File photo
Penn State regrouped behind a big day from tailback Miles Sanders and Wisconsin backup quarterback Jack Doan, starting in place of injured Alex Hornibrook, couldn’t do much through the air against James Franklin’s defense. Doan was intercepted twice, once by PSU safety Nick Scott with Wisconsin (6-4) threatening deep in Lions territory in the final minute, and the Badgers were held to 60 passing yards. Taylor did finish 185 rushing yards on 20 carries, but he could not carry the ball on every play. Penn State (7-3), which possessed the ball for almost 34 minutes, held the Badgers to 269 total yards.