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New coach, same ol' Badgers. Melvin Gordon ran for 144 yards and a 70-yard touchdown, James White added 143 and a 51-yard score, and No. 23 Wisconsin's revamped defense throttled Massachusetts in a 45-0 victory Saturday over Massachusetts in coach Gary Andersen's debut. Newly-minted starting quarterback Joel Stave overcame a slow start to connect with receiver with Jared Abbrederis for two long touchdowns in the second half. It was 31-0 with 10:31 to go in the third quarter by the time White sauntered through the line untouched and into the end zone for a 51-yard score. The only tradition left to put this Badgers opener in the books was for the Camp Randall Stadium public address system to blare House of Pain's ''Jump Around'' to get the fans in the stands hopping for the fourth quarter. Many in the student section scattered soon afterward with the game well in hand. UMass was simply overmatched against the Big Ten's three-time defending champion. The Minutemen are only in thei...
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