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Wisconsin football: Corey Clement did not travel with Badgers, will not play against Gophers

The star running back will not play against Minnesota on Saturday.

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Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Wisconsin Badgers will not be at full strength at running back on Saturday, as junior running back Corey Clement did not travel with the team to Minneapolis to face the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Jeff Potrykus first reported Clement's absence from the travel roster earlier on Friday, and was also later reported by ESPN Wisconsin's Zach Heilprin, the Wisconsin State Journal's Jason Galloway and WKOW's Cealey Godwin.

The news comes on the heels of Clement being cited twice for disorderly conduct for a Nov. 8 incident at his apartment complex, in which the police report stated the 5'11, 219-pound running back used "derogatory and sexually explicit language" and threw the first punch in an altercation. Per Galloway, a UW official noted the decision was made after Wednesday's practice but would not confirm if the decision to leave Clement in Madison was injury-related or not.

With Clement not available for the game, expect redshirt junior Dare Ogunbowale, redshirt freshman Taiwan Deal and true freshman Alec Ingold to carry the load in the much-maligned Wisconsin running game.

Clement's third season in Madison has been one the junior would like to forget. He's already missing eight games due to a sports hernia injury, and has been limited the other three contests -- gaining only 155 yards on 29 carries.