There was a point when the game was tied. But, Wisconsin soon took over thanks to a running performance by
Flash Melvin Gordon. But yeah, things started off interesting:
Early on, it appeared that Purdue was going to make the game interesting after Akeem Hunt put the Boilermakers in great field position with a 45-yard kickoff return. Seven plays later, Purdue quarterback Rob Henry ran for a 22-yard touchdown. Then Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave had his third-and-8 pass intercepted by cornerback Ricardo Allen, who returned it 27 yards to the Wisconsin 10. But with a tie staring Wisconsin in the face, the Badgers defense held the Boilermakers on three plays, thanks to an athletic pass breakup on third down by inside linebacker Chris Borland. After the Boilermakers settled for the 24-yard field goal, that’s all they could muster on offense. But defensively, it got a lot worse.
Yeah, that’s rough. Oh, and here’s what Gordon’s been up to:
Melvin Gordon may have put his name in the Heisman Trophy ballot box by once again leading a rushing effort that left the Boilermakers helpless as they loaded the box to try and stop it. Gordon wowed the crowd of 80,772 at Camp Randall with 147 yards and three touchdowns. It’s the fourth straight week that Gordon has amassed at least 140 rushing yards with a score. It seems each week brings a career high for Gordon, who had career highs for rushing attempts and touchdowns against the Boilermakers.
Man. Maybe I didn’t have to strike out “Flash” earlier in the post. This dude moves. Of course, you have to give credit to his blockers as well. Those guys are underrated often. Too often. Still, Gordon gets it down. Get it? Down? Eh…Yahoo! has the story minus my cool commentary.