If Wisconsin is going to win the Big Ten and get to the College Football Playoff, it will have to do so without its leading receiver.

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst announced that wide receiver Quintez Cephus will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his right leg.

"For every player that misses time, you feel bad for them," Chryst said. "And yet, [Cephus] will bounce back. One of the fun things about coaching is seeing these guys play and grow and develop, and football's a vehicle we get to use. He'll bounce back from it."

Cephus leads the Badgers in receiving yards this season, catching 30 passes for 501 yards and six touchdowns.