The Wisconsin Badgers racked up 539 yards- just on the ground- Saturday night in a 70-31 routing of…
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INDIANAPOLIS - Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said earlier in the season that, ideally, he wanted to give redshirt freshmen Melvin Gordon five-to-10 carries per game. As the season progressed, Gordon had been getting on the field more in sweep plays, hinting that something big was on the horizon. In Saturday's Big Ten Championship Game, Gordon's "coming out party" finally arrived. In Wisconsin's 70-31 demolishing of No.14 Nebraska at Lucas Oil Field, Gordon rushed 216 yards – on just nine carries - and one touchdown, one of a school-record eight scores the Badgers had on the ground. "We talked about making history," said Gordon, with a rose sticker on his shirt. "That's what we tried to do today." On the Badgers' fourth play from scrimmage, Gordon slid around the edge of the line set by senior tackle Ricky Wagner on an end-around for a 56-yard touchdown. That...
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