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Wisconsin top WR out for rest of season

Oct 21, 2017; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Quintez Cephus (87) during the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

MADISON, Wis. — Star receiver Quintez Cephus will miss the rest of the season for No. 6 Wisconsin because of an injured right leg.

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Coach Paul Chryst said after practice Thursday that Cephus had surgery this week.

He leads the Badgers in receiving yards and touchdown catches. The sophomore was hurt during the 45-17 win last week at Indiana. Cephus finishes the year with 30 catches for 501 yards and six scores.

Wisconsin also remains without senior wideout Jazz Peavy because of a right leg injury.

Sophomore A.J. Taylor and freshmen Danny Davis and Kendric Pryor will take on more responsibility. All three receivers have shown promise.

The Badgers (9-0, 6-0, No. 8 CFP) host No. 25 Iowa (6-3, 3-3, No. 20 CFP) on Saturday.