Wisconsin Football: Five reasons why Jonathan Taylor can win the Heisman

MADISON, WI - SEPTEMBER 09: Michael Deiter (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Wisconsin Football - Jonathan Taylor
MADISON, WI – OCTOBER 14: Head coach Paul Chryst of the Wisconsin Badgers congratulates Jonathan Taylor (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

5. Leading the Team to a National Title

The Badgers were in the hunt for their first NCAA playoff in school history up until the disappointing loss to Ohio State in 2017. Taylor was a large part of the reason they made it that far.

Once again, it’s probably not unheard of that the Heisman winner leads their team to a big bowl game or even a national title.  Ron Dayne won numerous Rose Bowls.  Derrick Henry and Mark Ingram were on national title-winning teams the years they won the Heisman.

The schedule will be tougher this year for Taylor.  The Badgers take on Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, and Penn State.  And all those games are away.  Iowa and Northwestern always have some voodoo magic going on at home, and Michigan and Penn State are two of the most hostile environments to play in.

If Penn State is a night game, Taylor will really need to be the best version of himself to lead the Badgers to a victory.

Wisconsin may not be favored to win a national title, but they do have a real shot in making it to the College Football Playoff this year.  They have a few tough games, but if they can win the Big Ten Championship, they should be in.

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Since they will rely heavily on Taylor to get there, you can sure bet that he should have a good chance at winning the Heisman in 2018.