You just never know which way a football will bounce. Wisconsin learned that the hard way on Saturday against Nebraska.
On Wisconsin’s first drive of the day, star running back Jonathan Taylor made an awesome one-handed catch on a pass that was thrown behind him. But as Taylor turned up the field, the ball was stripped by Nebraska’s JoJo Domann near the sideline. Somehow, the ball stayed inbounds, and Nebraska’s Lamar Jackson alertly pounced on it for a fumble recovery while everybody else stood around.
You won’t believe how close the ball was to going out of bounds.
Here’s another look at those crazy bounces. That’s some excellent fumble luck.
Wild stuff. Nebraska capitalized, too. Five plays later, Dedrick Mills reeled off a 12-yard touchdown run to take a 7-0 lead.
Nebraska has lost three in a row, so that was the positive start it needed. But it wouldn’t last long. Wisconsin’s Aron Cruickshank returned the ensuing kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown to tie the game at 7-7. It was an excellent return.
Wisconsin continued to pour it on from there in an eventual 37-21 victory. The Badgers improved to 8-2 with the win while the Huskers dropped to 4-6.
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