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Former Badgers Corey Clement, James White shine in Super Bowl LII

Wisconsin = RB U, y’all

NFL: Super Bowl LII-Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII on Sunday night, but the real winners of the game from a college football perspective may just be the Wisconsin Badgers.

Former Wisconsin running backs Corey Clement and James White put forth outstanding efforts on their respective teams to conclude the 2017 NFL season in the Super Bowl.

Clement, not normally seen as a pass catching back in his Wisconsin days, led the Eagles in receiving yards—hauling in four catches for 100 yards and a 22-yard touchdown.

That third quarter touchdown on a critical 3rd-and-6 helped the Eagles extend their lead to 29-19 in the second half.

An undrafted free agent who earned his way onto Philadelphia’s active roster this season, Clement also reeled in a 55-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter to set up a late second quarter touchdown to give the Eagles a 10-point advantage heading into halftime.

Clement also returned the opening kickoff 25 yards and also ran the ball three times for eight yards.

White led the Patriots in rushing, carrying the ball seven times for 45 yards. He scored New England’s first touchdown of the game, breaking multiple tackles on a 26-yard sprint to the end zone to bring the game within a field goal at 15-12 with just over two minutes left in the second quarter.

Known to be a threat out of the backfield, he did not make as big of an impact in the New England passing game, bringing in two receptions for 21 yards.

Defensive tackle Beau Allen, a consistent contributor for Philadelphia’s defense, also recorded two tackles for the Super Bowl champion Eagles.