The BYU Cougars went into Camp Randall Stadium Saturday and took it to Wisconsin, bringing the No. 6 team in the nation to its knees with a 24-21 victory.
It was a stunning upset. BYU’s defense came up huge, holding Heisman front-runner Jonathan Taylor to just 117 yards on 26 carries while keeping him out of the end zone. Alex Hornibrook was also forced into an interception and was under pressure all game long.
In the end, Wisconsin had a chance to tie the game up with a field goal. But Rafael Gagalianone missed the chip shot after being iced.
BYU marched into Wisconsin and took the W home with them. They’re just isconsin now pic.twitter.com/nYwgaSvSIL
— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) September 15, 2018
WISCONSIN MISSED THE FIELD GOAL! pic.twitter.com/6SIFO6tEzv
— SB Nation (@SBNation) September 15, 2018
Twitter users everywhere reacted to the stunning upset.
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 15, 2018
Wisconsin deserves to lose for not having Taylor in on this two minute drill
— Sean O'Leary (@seanmoleary) September 15, 2018
This BYU team lost to Cal. Come on, Wisconsin.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 15, 2018
Upset of the Year so far. BYU goes to Camp Randall and beats popular preseason playoff choice Wisconsin.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 15, 2018
A season with such high hopes gets gut-punched for Wisconsin in mid-September. Crusher.
— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) September 15, 2018
— Ian Kenyon (@IanKenyonNFL) September 15, 2018
Me, trying to figure out how Wisconsin’s NFL OL and Jonathan Taylor scored 21 points against BYU… pic.twitter.com/SXI6a1E2E1
— Kyle Crabbs (@GrindingTheTape) September 15, 2018
BYU just became the first nonconference opponent to win at Wisconsin since #UNLVfb in 2003.
— Mark Anderson (@markanderson65) September 15, 2018
This win by BYU will certainly reverberate throughout the season as the playoff situation unfolds. It was absolutely huge.