Members of the Doak Walker Award committee have cast their votes. And if preseason predictions hold true, Wisconsin should produce yet another memorable 1-2 running back combination.
Both James White and Melvin Gordon were announced Thursday as Doak Walker Award candidates. The award, won by Wisconsin's Montee Ball last year, is presented annually to the nation's top running back.
White and Gordon were among 63 players named to the watch list but were the only teammates among Big Ten programs. Other Big Ten players nominated are: Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, Ohio State's Carlos Hyde, Northwestern's Venric Mark, Iowa's Mark Weisman and Penn State's Zach Zwinak.
Nine programs including Wisconsin had two running backs on the list: BYU, TCU, Kent State, Arkansas, Arizona State, Georgia, Louisville and Baylor.
This marks the third consecutive season in which White has been named to the preseason list. He and Ball both made the watch list in 2011 and 2012.
White, a senior from Fort Lau...