Gordon sets rush record, Wisconsin routs Nebraska
Melvin finishes with 408 yards (FBS Record)
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Melvin Gordon rushed for a major college-record 408 yards and four touchdowns and No. 22 Wisconsin overcame three early turnovers to take control of the Big Ten West division with a 59-24 win Saturday over No. 11 Nebraska.
Gordon eclipsed the single-game mark held since 1999 by TCU’s LaDainian Tomlinson by two yards, setting the new standard on a 26-yard touchdown run on the final play of the third quarter and his last carry of the game.
Outdueling Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah in a matchup of star running backs, Gordon overcame two fumbles to help the Badgers (8-2, 5-1, CFP No. 20) roar past the Cornhuskers (8-2, 4-2, CFP No. 16) with 49 unanswered points.
The star junior torched what had been a staunch Nebraska defense on 25 carries and delivered an emphatic statement in the Heisman Trophy race.
Abdullah finished with 69 yards on 18 attempts.