MADISON, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon was named today as the Big Ten’s co-offensive football player-of-the-week. Gordon, a redshirt sophomore from Kenosha, ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday’s 41-to-10 Badger home rout of Purdue.
Gordon leads the nation with 156 rushing yards per game, even though he averages only 13 carries per contest. He’s also tied for second among B-C-S schools with seven rushing touchdowns in his first four outings.
Gordon shares the weekly Big Ten honors with Ohio State quarterback Kenny Guiton, who threw a Buckeye-record six touchdown passes in the first half of a 76-nothing rout over Florida A-and-M. The Buckeyes are 4-and-0, and will host Wisconsin on Saturday night.