Defense key as Badgers dominate Miami 35-3 in Pinstripe Bowl

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Wisconsin football team beat the Miami Hurricanes 35-3 in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl Thursday evening.

Star running back for the Badgers, Johnathan Taylor, rushed for more than 200 yards and a touchdown Thursday evening. He now has more than 2,000 rushing yards on the season and a team high 16 touchdowns.

Badgers kicker Rafael Gaglianone has missed field goals of 39 and 41 yards. Electrifying fullback Alec Ingold rushed for a score in the third quarter while teammate Taiwan Deal and quarterback Jack Coan rushed for touchdowns of their own in the final quarter.

The Wisconsin defense put the Miami "turnover chain" to shame, forcing five turnovers by the Hurricane offense. Wisconsin had only forced ten turnovers during the entire regular season.

Although the game was played in the Northeast, the game was is in familiar territory for Taylor, a New Jersey-native.

“Other than Penn State this is the next closest game that we have. Especially Cruiskank he's from the area so we were trying to get tickets from everyone because we know we have a lot of family and friends wanting to come. Especially playing in legendary Yankee Stadium, I know that excited a lot of guys,” Taylor said.