Freshman Jonathan Taylor became the latest Wisconsin running back Nebraska couldn’t stop.

Following in the footsteps of backs like Montee Ball and Melvin Gordon, Taylor rushed for a season-high 249 yards and two touchdowns to lead a punishing ground game that helped ninth-ranked Wisconsin wear down Nebraska in the second half of a 38-17 win Saturday night.

The Badgers (5-0, 2-0) beat the Huskers (3-3, 2-1) for the fifth straight time and took sole possession of first place in the Big Ten West.

Taylor, who carried 25 times, had his second 200-yard performance in five games and the Badgers finished with 353 rushing yards, their most on the road since going for 564 yards at Indiana in 2012.

Missouri: Entering the game ranked ninth nationally with six plays over 50 yards, the Tigers used big plays to stay close and eventually tie. Lock connected with J’Mon Moore for a 50-yard touchdown, Emanuel Hall for a 58-yard score and Johnathon Johnson for 75 yards that tied the game. Lock finished 22 of 42 for 355 yards. Turnovers hurt the Tigers, as two fumbles led to Kentucky touchdowns.

Kentucky (5-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) led by double digits three times but allowed Missouri to eventually tie the game at 27 late in the third quarter and 34 early in the fourth. MacGinnis’ 53-yard field goal with 9:40 remaining provided a three-point edge before Lonnie Johnson blocked Tucker McCann’s 45-yard field goal attempt with 6:15 left, setting up MacGinnis’ 20-yard kick with Knicks Cheap Jerseys 1:48 left that gave the Wildcats a cushion in a game that lasted nearly four hours.

“We’ve found ways to win and we’re responding to adversity,” said Got Cheap Jerseys Kentucky coach Mark Stoops, whose five victories have come by a combined margin of 38 points.

Rawls flashed as a rookie before an ankle injury, which also hampered his ability to hold up as a feature back replacing Lynch last season. Rawls looked fast again and has been running determined this offseason. He is headed toward carving out a busy, early-down spell role to make sure both he and Lacy stay healthy and fresh to reel off chunk runs.

Neither Lacy nor Rawls is a great receiver, which Prosise, the converted wideout, certainly is. Prosise has his own durability issues after wrist and shoulder injuries limited him to six games as a rookie. He will be on the field often beyond third downs, as he can create mismatches as a runner and keep up the fast pace of the Seahawks’ offense. His dazzling work against New Orleans and New England in the passing game last season proved he has a high ceiling in that “Sproles role.”

The good news: Michael Thomas’ outstanding rookie season made Cooks expendable (for lack of a better term). Willie Snead is a lock to get a lot of the looks that used to go to Cooks. One of the smarter free-agent signings was ex-Panther Ted Ginn, who seems perfect for this offense and this receiver unit, and with the talent on hand, he’s going to get open a lot.

The not-so-good news: Tight end Coby Fleener made nearly every biggest-free-agent-bust list after last season. There didn’t seem to be a reason he was so underwhelming, and no real reason he can’t return to form this season. The Saints get a pair of injured tight ends back this Free Shipping Cheap Jerseys season, Michael Hoomanawanui and Josh Hill. Neither are the pass-catching threats Got Cheap Jerseys Fleener can, and should, be.