Chez Mellusi ran for 144 yards and a landing, main No. 18 Wisconsin to a 37-7 victory over Jap Michigan on Saturday night time.
Wisconsin (1-1, 0-1 Huge Ten) piled up 352 speeding yards and likewise dominated on protection towards Jap Michigan (0-2), which had 92 complete yards on offense. The Eagles had three first downs.
Mellusi, a Clemson switch, turned the primary Wisconsin working again to report consecutive 100-yard speeding video games in his first two contests since Corey Clement in 2013.
The Badgers, sometimes identified for his or her explosive working, additionally had breakout performances from Isaac Guerendo and Jalen Berger. Berger, who missed the opener, had 15 carries for 62 yards and one TD.
Guerendo received to the sting and ran 82 yards for his first profession landing that elevated Wisconsin’s result in 24-0 with 4:40 left within the first half. Guerendo, a junior, posted the eighth-longest TD run in program historical past.
The Badgers excelled on protection, although two veteran starters didn’t play.
Security John Torchio made his second profession begin rather than senior Collin Wilder, who was out. Alexander Smith was inserted at cornerback because of the absence of fifth-year senior Faion Hicks.
However errors, like those in its 16-10 loss to Penn State final week, have been nonetheless irritating for Wisconsin.
The Badgers failed to attain contained in the Eagles’ 10-yard line on their first sequence. Mellusi tripped on a handoff from Graham Mertz on first down after which the Badgers didn’t rating on three runs following that miscue.
A holding penalty down area by Wisconsin vast receiver Danny Davis negated a 36-yard TD move by tight finish Clay Cundiff within the first quarter.
The lone spotlight for Jap Michigan was a 98-yard interception return for a TD within the fourth quarter by freshman defensive again David Carter, who picked off Badgers reserve quarterback Chase Wolf. The rating was a profession first for Carter.
Mertz returned within the fourth after Wolf’s interception.
Jap Michigan: The Eagles want to search out stability on offense, and that begins with deciding on a beginning quarterback. Junior Preston Hutchinson and senior Ben Bryant cut up time at QB at Wisconsin. The pair mixed for 76 passing yards. Hutchinson had three rushes for 16 yards.
Wisconsin: Badgers receivers noticed some motion Saturday. Kendric Pryor led receivers with 54 yards, whereas Davis had 30.
Quarterback Graham Mertz accomplished 14 of 17 passes for 142 yards and no interceptions in three-plus quarters.
SOME BERGER FOR BADGERS
Berger obtained his first snaps of the season Saturday. Berger, a redshirt freshman didn’t play in Wisconsin’s season-opening loss to Penn State.
Berger, a preseason Doak Walker candidate, rushed for a team-high 301 yards in 4 video games final season.
Wisconsin will maintain regular or transfer up a pair spots simply outdoors the highest 15.
Wisconsin: Off subsequent week earlier than a marquee matchup towards No. 8 Notre Dame on Sept. 25 at Soldier Area in Chicago.
Jap Michigan: Visits UMass on Saturday.