Five ways the Wisconsin Football Offense can improve in 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 25: Alex Hornibrook (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 25: Alex Hornibrook (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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MADISON, WI – SEPTEMBER 09: Danny Davis III (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Wisconsin Football had one of the best offenses in the country last year but it could be better.

It’s almost unfair that we get to write this post about Wisconsin Football. The offense was dynamite last year and kept opposing defenses up at night. Jonathan Taylor was a nightmare and Paul Chryst’s system could seldom be stopped. But, it could still be better.

First, let’s look at what exactly the Badger offense was last year. Taylor broke onto the scene early with a huge game against Florida Atlantic in week two. He ran for over 200 yards and three touchdowns. The starting job was his for the rest of the year.

Alex Hornibrook had a roller coaster year. He dominated teams like BYU and looked like one of the best quarterbacks in the country only to follow it up with a two-interception performance against Northwestern. Hornibrook did what he had to to keep the Badgers undefeated in the regular season. He stepped up and made big plays in big moments. His mistakes were frequent, but they were hardly deadly.

The receivers were great. Quintez Cephus was on his way to a great year until an injury sidelined him for the remainder of the season. Underclassmen Danny Davis, A.J. Taylor and Kendric Pryor picked up the tab and kept the passing game relevant. The three youngsters came on especially well late in the season. The offense also had All-American tight end Troy Fumagalli to help every aspect of the offense.

So everything there sounds great, right? While it is, there’s always room for improvement. If the Badgers are going to take the next step in becoming a powerhouse program, they need to do these five things on offense next year.