MADISON, Wis. -- There are no doubt fans that see the eye-popping yards-per-carry average from running back Melvin Gordon and think he deserves the majority of Wisconsin's rushing opportunities, regardless of teammate James White's success.
Badgers coach Gary Andersen recognizes the statistical comparison leans heavily in Gordon's favor. Gordon, after all, is averaging 12.9 yards per carry, while White is at 6.6 per attempt.
Still, that doesn't mean Andersen intends on changing his philosophy of having them split carries anytime soon.
Part of the reason Gordon's numbers are so high, Andersen noted, is because of the way he's been used in the offense.
"Melvin's production -- and we've all got to remember this -- Melvin is the fly sweep guy," Andersen said following Thursday's practice. "That's been his play. His yards-per-carry in that play if you want to go back to the Nebraska game and pop this year onto that, I have no idea what it is, but it might be 30 yards. I don't know. I...