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Wisconsin Badgers news, 10/2: Melvin Gordon has been crazy good after halftime

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Taking stock of impressive statistics from non-conference play is a foolish exercise not worth your time. At least that's the college football curmudgeon's perspective. I, personally, will always welcome a sweet Melvin Gordon stat.

Take note:

That's just so insane. Here are those three runs (ESPN doesn't have video of the third, unfortunately):

Game 1 vs. LSU, 15:00 3Q: Run for 63 yds to LSU 12 for 1ST down

3Q WIS M. Gordon run for 63 yds for a 1ST down

Game 3 vs. Bowling Green, 14:28 3Q: Run for 69 yds for TD

Gordon's Record 5th TD

Game 4 vs. South Florida, 15:00 3Q: Run for 22 yds to Wisc 47 for 1ST down

Great stuff. Interestingly enough, the one game omitted above is Game 2 vs. FCS Western Illinois. That was Gordon's worst rushing performance of the season (17 attempts, 38 yards), and he lost 1 yard on his first run out halftime.


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