Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/18/14
MADISON, Wis. At most college football programs, Melvin Gordon would be the featured running back and the toast of the town. At Wisconsin, he is simply third on the tailback totem pole, waiting for the day when he can push his way to the top.But that set of circumstances hasn't deterred Gordon from preparing each week as though he might actually be the No. 1 guy each Saturday a smart move considering the fragility of the position.On Saturday, Gordon finally experienced a taste of the good life. When star running back Montee Ball suffered a head injury during the second quarter against UTEP, Gordon saw his first meaningful game action of the season.Eight carries, 112 yards and one touchdown later, he had demonstrated why so many people are high on his talents, Ball included."I think he did a great job," Ball said. "We all know what he's capable of doing. He just had to go out and show it, and I think he did."Gordon, a redshirt freshman, possesses raw strength, power and speed that ...
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