MADISON, Wis. -- Praise has been rolling in this week by the bushel about Wisconsin's dominant running game this season, and you'd be hard-pressed to consider any of it too outlandish given the eye-popping statistical output.
Wisconsin ranks third nationally in rushing offense (349.8 yards per game). The Badgers have three tailbacks in the top 50 in rushing yards per game and are one of just two teams with two players averaging more than 100 yards (Melvin Gordon and James White).
Gordon, who leads the country in that category (156.0 per game), has even vaulted into the Heisman Trophy discussion after four weeks. And Sports Illustrated suddenly lists the third-year sophomore as a first-round NFL draft pick for 2014.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is among the slack-jawed spectators of the Badgers' stellar duo.
"It seems like every year they get if not the same quality back, maybe even a little bit better," Meyer said. "I'm watching this right now and thinking, 'My gosh, where do th...