For good reason, Wisconsin freshman running back Jonathan Taylor has impressed Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh.
No. 19 Michigan plays at No. 5 Wisconsin on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. Michigan is 8-2, 5-2 Big Ten and Wisconsin is 10-0, 7-0.
Taylor has 1,525 yards rushing, ranking third among FBS players, and has scored 12 touchdowns. He is averaging 6.95 yards a carry.
“We’ve faced a lot of good backs this year and Wisconsin’s running back, he’s as good as any,” Harbaugh said Tuesday on the Big Ten conference call. “Very physical back. Can push the pile, move the pile. Gets more yards than what are blocked for.
“If the play’s blocked for three, he gets five. If it’s blocked for four, he gets seven. Very impressive for a young back to be as