Young Badgers Tracker: Shaw an established part of offense

Wisconsin Badgers running back Bradrick Shaw is finally getting a chance to shine.
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It took a while, but Bradrick Shaw has been cemented as part of Wisconsin's offense.

Against Penn State, Shaw had 15 carries — tied for his second-highest total of the season — for 62 yards.

By comparison, Dare Ogunbowale has had double digits in rushes just twice this season — 20 vs. Georgia State (when Corey Clement didn't play; Shaw had 15) and 11 vs. Nebraska. Ogunbowale has had just 22 carries since the Huskers game.

Shaw had just two carries against Nebraska, but 60 since. He is the likely leading candidate to get the brunt of the carries in 2017. Clement and Ogunbowale will be gone, Taiwan Deal is MIA and Sam Brodner could eventually be moved to defense. The Badgers also have Pitt transfer Chris James, whose season-high was 87 carries in his two years with the Panthers, and expected 2017 recruit Jonathan Taylor of Salem, N.J.

We'll see how many times Shaw gets the ball vs. Western Michigan, but you have to feel he'll be involved as UW looks to the future.

Here's the complete rundown of young Badgers with season stats:

“TRUE” FRESHMEN
Quintez Cephus, WR
LSU: Played, did not record a statistic
Akron: 1 reception, 10 yards
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Iowa: Started, 1 receptions, 57 yards
Nebraska: Played, did not record a statistic
Northwestern: Started, did not record a statistic
Illinois: Started, did not record a statistic
Purdue: Started, 1 reception, 5 yards; 2 rushes, 10 yards
Minnesota: 1 reception, 22 yards
Penn State: 1 rush, -3 yards
Season totals: 4 receptions, 94 yards; 3 rushes, 7 yards

Griffin Grady, OLB
LSU: Did not play
Akron: 1 tackle (solo)
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: 1 tackle
Iowa: Played, did not record a statistic
Nebraska: Did not play
Northwestern: Played, did not record a statistic
Illinois: 2 tackles (1 solo)
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: Played, did not record a statistic
Penn State: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: 4 tackles (2 solo)

Patrick Johnson, S
LSU: Did not play
Akron: 2 tackles (1 solo)
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Iowa: Played, did not record a statistic
Nebraska: Played, did not record a statistic
Northwestern: Played, did not record a statistic
Illinois: Played, did not record a statistic
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: Played, did not record a statistic
Penn State: 1 tackle (solo)
Season totals: 3 tackles (2 solo)

Anthony Lotti, P
LSU: Did not play
Akron: 2 punts, 75 yards, 1 inside 20
Georgia State: 2 punts, 72 yards, 1 inside 20
Michigan State: 5 punts, 204 yards, 2 inside 20
Michigan: 5 punts, 174 yards, 2 inside 20
Ohio State: Did not play
Iowa: 4 punts, 123 yards, 2 inside 20
Nebraska: 5 punts, 196 yards
Northwestern: 7 punts, 261 yards, 6 inside 20
Illinois: 4 punts, 148 yards, 2 inside 20
Purdue: 3 punts, 105 yards, 2 inside 20
Minnesota: 7 punts, 301 yards, 4 inside 20
Penn State: 4 punts, 139 yards, 2 inside 20
Season totals: 48 punts, 1,798 yards (37.5 avg.), 24 inside 20

Garrett Rand, NT
LSU: Played, did not record a statistic
Akron: 1 tackle (solo)
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Iowa: Played, did not record a statistic
Nebraska: 2 tackles (1 solo)
Northwestern: Played, did not record a statistic
Illinois: Played, did not record a statistic
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: 1 tackle (solo)
Penn State: 1 tackle
Season totals: 5 tackles (3 solo)

A.J. Taylor, WR
LSU: 1 rush, -1 yard
Akron: 2 receptions, 39 yards
Georgia State: 1 reception, 14 yards
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Did not play
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Iowa: 2 rushes, 24 yards
Nebraska: Played, did not record a statistic
Northwestern: 1 rush, -4 yards
Illinois: Played, did not record a statistic
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: Played, did not record a statistic
Penn State: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: 3 receptions, 53 yards; 4 rushes, 19 yards

Have not played
Luke Benzschawel, TE; Tyler Biadasz, OL; Sam Brodner, RB; Noah Burks, OLB; Eric Burrell, S; Dontye Carriere-Williams, CB; Seth Currens, S; Jack Dunn, FR; Garrett Groshek, QB; Jake Hescock, TE; Dallas Jeanty, ILB; Patrick Kasl, OL; Adam Krumholz, WR; Gabe Lloyd, TE; Isaiahh Loudermilk, DE; Kare Lyles, QB; Mike Maskalunas, ILB; Aaron Maternowski, FB; Jack Popp, WR; Keldric Preston, WR; Mason Stokke, ILB; Hegeman Tiedt, DE; Cole Van Lanen, OL; Cristian Volpentesta, DB; Caesar Williams

REDSHIRT FRESHMEN
Connor Allen, P
LSU: Played, did not record a statistic
Akron: Played, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Did not play
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Iowa: Played, did not record a statistic
Nebraska: Played, did not record a statistic
Northwestern: Played, did not record a statistic
Illinois: Played, did not record a statistic
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: Played, did not record a statistic
Penn State: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: n/a

Zack Baun, OLB
LSU: 1 tackle (solo)
Akron: 2 tackles (1 solo), 1 TFL
Georgia State: 1 tackle (solo), 1 TFL, 1 FF
Michigan State: 2 tackles (solo)
Michigan: 2 tackles (1 solo), .5 TFL
Ohio State: 6 tackles (3 solo), 1 TFL
Iowa: Did not play
Nebraska: Played, did not record a statistic
Northwestern: Played, did not record a statistic
Illinois: Played, did not record a statistic
Purdue: Did not play
Minnesota: Played, did not record a statistic
Penn State: 1 tackle
Season totals: 15 tackles (9 solo), 3.5 TFL, 1 FF

Titus Booker, CB
LSU: Played, did not record a statistic
Akron: 4 tackles (3 solo)
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: 1 tackle (solo)
Michigan: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Iowa: 1 tackle (solo)
Nebraska: Played, did not record a statistic
Northwestern: Played, did not record a statistic
Illinois: Played, did not record a statistic
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: Played, did not record a statistic
Penn State: Did not play
Season totals: 6 tackles (5 solo)

Jon Dietzen, OL
LSU: Played, did not record a statistic
Akron: Started, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Michigan: Did not play
Ohio State: Did not play
Iowa: Played, did not record a statistic
Nebraska: Started, did not record a statistic
Northwestern: Started, did not record a statistic
Illinois: Started, did not record a statistic
Purdue: Started, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: Started, did not record a statistic
Penn State: Started, did not record a statistic
Season totals: n/a

Ian Dretzka, OL
LSU: Did not play
Akron: Played, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Michigan: Did not play
Ohio State: Did not play
Iowa: Did not play
Nebraska: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Illinois: Played, did not record a statistic
Purdue: Did not play
Minnesota: Did not play
Penn State: Did not play
Season totals: n/a

David Edwards, OL
LSU: Played, did not record a statistic
Akron: Played, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Did not play
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Iowa: Played, did not record a statistic
Nebraska: Started, did not record a statistic
Northwestern: Started, did not record a statistic
Illinois: Started, did not record a statistic
Purdue: Started, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: Started, did not record a statistic
Penn State: Started, did not record a statistic
Season totals: n/a

Jason Erdmann, OL
LSU: Did not play
Akron: Played, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Iowa: Played, did not record a statistic
Nebraska: Played, did not record a statistic
Northwestern: Played, did not record a statistic
Illinois: Played, did not record a statistic
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: Played, did not record a statistic
Penn State: Did not play
Season totals: n/a

Alex Hornibrook, QB
LSU: Did not play
Akron: 5-for-5, 61 yards, TD
Georgia State: 8-for-12, 122 yards, TD, INT
Michigan State: 16-for-26, 195 yards, TD, INT
Michigan: 9-for-25, 88 yards, TD, 3 INT
Ohio State: 16-for-28, 214 yards, TD, INT
Iowa: 11-for-19, 197 yards
Nebraska: 10-for-16, 71 yards, TD, INT
Northwestern: 11-for-19, 92 yards
Illinois: 7-for-12, 85 yards, TD
Purdue: 7-for-9, 89 yards, TD
Minnesota: 4-for-8, 29 yards
Penn State: Did not play
Season totals: 104-for-179, 1,243 yards, 8 TD, 7 INT

Tyler Johnson, OLB
LSU: Played, did not record a statistic
Akron: Played, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Michigan: Did not play
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Iowa: Played, did not record a statistic
Nebraska: Did not play
Northwestern: Played, did not record a statistic
Illinois: Played, did not record a statistic
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: Did not play
Penn State: Did not play
Season totals: n/a

David Moorman, OL
LSU: Did not play
Akron: Played, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Iowa: Played, did not record a statistic
Nebraska: Played, did not record a statistic
Northwestern: Played, did not record a statistic
Illinois: Played, did not record a statistic
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: Played, did not record a statistic
Penn State: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: n/a

Kyle Penniston, TE
LSU: Played, did not record a statistic
Akron: Played, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: 3 receptions, 35 yards, TD
Michigan State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan: Played, did not record a statistic
Ohio State: Did not play
Iowa: 1 reception, 54 yards
Nebraska: Did not play
Northwestern: Started, did not record a statistic
Illinois: 1 reception, 7 yards, YD
Purdue: Did not play
Minnesota: Played, did not record a statistic
Penn State: 1 receptions, 6 yards
Season totals: 6 receptions, 102 yards, 2 TD

Max Praschak, OLB
LSU: Did not play
Akron: Did not play
Georgia State: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Michigan: Did not play
Ohio State: Did not play
Iowa: Did not play
Nebraska: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Illinois: 1 tackle (solo)
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: Did not play
Penn State: Did not play
Season totals: 1 tackle (solo)

Bradrick Shaw, RB
LSU: Played, did not record a statistic
Akron: 9 rushes, 77 yards, TD
Georgia State: 15 rushes, 62 yards
Michigan State: Did not play
Michigan: Did not play
Ohio State: 1 rush, 6 yards
Iowa: 1 rush, 8 yards
Nebraska: 2 rushes, 23 yards, TD
Northwestern: 11 rushes, 54 yards
Illinois: 19 rushes, 80 yards, TD; 1 reception, 6 yards
Purdue: 8 rushes, 68 yards, 2 TD
Minnesota: 7 rushes, 20 yards
Penn State: 15 rushes, 62 yards
Season totals: 88 rushes, 457 yards (5.2 avg.), 5 TD; 1 reception, 6 yards

Jake Whalen, OLB
LSU: Did not play
Akron: Did not play
Georgia State: Did not play
Michigan State: Did not play
Michigan: Did not play
Ohio State: Did not play
Iowa: Did not play
Nebraska: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Illinois: Played, did not record a statistic
Purdue: Played, did not record a statistic
Minnesota: Played, did not record a statistic
Penn State: 1 tackle
Season totals: 1 tackle

Have not played; Kevin Estes, OL; Mitchell Herl, TE; Zach Hintze, K; Henry Houden, WR; Kraig Howe, DE; Troy Laufenberg, RB; Blake Mielke, S; David Plaff, DE; Gunner Roberge, NT; Kelly Thomas, DE; Nick Thomas, ILB; Bret Verstegen, S

“TRUE” SOPHOMORES
Arrington Farrar, S
LSU: 1 tackle (solo), 1 forced fumble
Akron: Played, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: Played, did not record a statistic
Michigan State: 2 tackles (1 solo)
Michigan: 1 tackle (solo)
Ohio State: 1 tackle (solo)
Iowa: Played, did not record a statistic
Nebraska: 1 tackle
Northwestern: Played, did not record a statistic
Illinois: Played, did not record a statistic
Purdue: 1 tackle (solo)
Minnesota: Played, did not record a statistic
Penn State: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: 7 tackles (5 solo), 1 FF

Alec Ingold, FB
LSU: 1 reception, 2 yards
Akron: 2 rushes, 4 yards; 1 reception, 6 yards, TD
Georgia State: 1 rush, 4 yards; 2 receptions, 13 yards
Michigan State: 3 rushes, 13 yards
Michigan: 1 rush, 2 yards
Ohio State: Played, did not record a statistic
Iowa: Played, did not record a statistic
Nebraska: 1 rush, 1 yard
Northwestern: 2 rushes, 5 yards
Illinois: 3 rushes, 8 yards; 1 reception, 15 yards
Purdue: 4 rushes, 6 yards, TD; 1 reception, 19 yards, TD; 1 kick return, 12 yards
Minnesota: 1 rush, 1 yard, TD
Penn State: Played, did not record a statistic
Season totals: 18 rushes, 44 yards (2.4 avg.), 2 TD; 6 receptions, 55 yards, 2 TD

Olive Sagapolu, NT
LSU: 2 tackles (1 solo)
Akron: Played, did not record a statistic
Georgia State: Started, 1 tackle (solo)
Michigan State: Started, did not record a statistic
Michigan: 5 tackles (2 solo)
Ohio State: Started, did not record a statistic
Iowa: Did not play
Nebraska: Did not play
Northwestern: Did not play
Illinois: Did not play
Purdue: Did not play
Minnesota: 2 tackles (solo), sack, TFL
Penn State: Started, 3 tackles (2 solo)
Season totals: 13 tackles (8 solo), sack, TFL

Injured, out for season
Chris Orr, ILB

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