Posted September 20, 2013 on AP on Fox
Melvin Gordon can really take off on the jet sweep for No. 24 Wisconsin. The Purdue Boilermakers will probably be prepared for it when they visit Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday for the Big Ten opener. Badgers coach Gary Andersen isn't shy about acknowledging it might be coming. Pretty much everyone in Madison expects to see the 6-foot-1 Gordon run the play. Yet it can be so hard to stop. ''He's a big back ... He's fast when he gets on the edge, but he breaks so many tackles,'' Purdue coach Darrell Hazell said. ''We'll have to get him corralled before he gets going.'' Good luck with that, Boilermakers (1-2). No defense has been able to do it, so far. The sophomore's 159 yards rushing per game trails only Rutgers' Paul James in the Football Bowl Subdivision. His 80-yard touchdown run last week on a jet sweep against Arizona State could have been the signature highlight from that game for Wisconsin (2-1), if not for the frantic closing seconds of the 32-30 loss in Tempe. Five t...
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