Madison
40° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

Gordon, White, Clement carry load

By Eric Rajala, erajala@wisctv.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:05:01 AM CST
Updated On: Sep 02 2013 01:09:50 AM CDT
wisconsin football logo

MADISON -

The Badgers are no strangers to a strong running game.

Saturday against UMass, that tradition continued as three Badgers each ran for more than 100 yards.

James White took the lead, as he broke off a 47-yard run on the second play from scrimmage. That provided the spark the offense needed to get going; especially Melvin Gordon. 

"I'm talking to myself saying 'You gotta get one Mel.' It's competition," said Gordon.

Gordon didn't disappoint. The Kenosha native broke off a 70-yard touchdown and ran for a team-high 144 yards.

Corey Clement, a freshman, made an impact as well. He scored a touchdown to go along with his 101 yards on 16 carries.

"Coach told me to get ready and I got a pit in my stomach. I'm thinking 'All right, here's my time.' I don't want to mess it up," said Clement.

It was just the third time in team history three different backs ran for more than 100 yards in the same game.

New head coach Gary Andersen couldn't be happier. 

"We're very lucky to have three good players at that position," said Andersen.

Advertisement
  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC

    Halloween

    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.

Advertisement