For the first half, it looked like Wisconsin was ripe for the picking, but the Badgers responded to some early adversity and cruised to a 45-14 win over the New Mexico Lobo’s at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday.
New Mexico started the game with a long 87-yard touchdown drive, then the Badgers had ball security issues.
With the Badgers driving, Jonathan Taylor coughed up his second fumble of the season and quarterback Alex Hornibrook also tossed a pick when he was hit while releasing a ball. The Badgers didn’t take the lead until late in the first half.
Jonathan Taylor finished with a career high 253 yards on 33 carries and scored three touchdowns for the Badgers (2-0).
Hornibrook finished 8 of 11 for 148 yards with one touchdown and one interception. A.J. Taylor was his favorite target, catching five passes for 134 yards and a score.
As a team, the Badgers finished with 417 rushing yards and 568 total yards.
The Badgers (2-0) are back home again this Saturday against BYU.