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Rutgers ‘D’ is on the run

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers could not stop the run on the road in getting a taste of Big Ten Conference reality against No. 13 Ohio State and No. 17 Nebraska. Things may only get worse at home with Wisconsin on tap.

Wisconsin (5-2, 2-1) will bring the nation’s second-leading rusher, Melvin Gordon, to High Point Solutions Stadium today when it faces Rutgers (5-3, 1-3).

Not only are the Scarlet Knights reeling after consecutive blowout losses, there is a chance they may not have senior quarterback Gary Nova, who sustained a knee injury last weekend in the loss to Nebraska. Coach Kyle Flood said whether Nova plays will be a game-time decision. Redshirt freshman Chris Laviano would get the start if Nova can’t go.


NCAA Division I Locals: Week 9 update

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A Week 9 update on all the local players on scholarship or preferred walk-on status at NCAA Division I Football Bowl Series schools this fall:

Update: Started his 42nd consecutive game on Minnesota’s offensive line in the 28-24 loss to Illinois at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. ... The Gophers rushed for 171 yards and three TDs, but it wasn’t enough to avoid the upset after entering the game ranked No. 24 in the coaches poll. ... Wears No. 52. ... Minnesota (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten) has off this week, returning to the field Nov. 8 to host Iowa (5-2, 2-1) for an 11 a.m. kick (ESPN2/ESPNU).

Waynes still alive for Thorpe

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Bradford product Trae Waynes had his status as one of college football’s elite defensive back’s fortified on Monday.

The Michigan State cornerback was named one of 15 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top defensive back by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.

Gordon gleeful after latest rout

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MADISON (AP) — With his team leading comfortably in the fourth quarter, Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon got a kick out of seeing a score on the video board.

It wasn’t the Badgers’ score that had him pumped, either.

Wisconsin crushes Maryland

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MADISON — Six-foot-3 nose guard Warren Herring stood tall at the line of scrimmage. Linebacker Marcus Trotter could not stop smiling after the game.

Whole again with their two senior starters back from injuries, Wisconsin’s defense put together a dominating performance on homecoming weekend at Camp Randall Stadium.

Maryland next to try to stop Gordon

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MADISON — Maryland’s next game after rallying from 14 points down to beat Iowa? A date with the nation’s top rusher on his home turf.

Welcome to the Big Ten, Terrapins.

NCAA DI Locals: Week 8

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A Week 8 update on all the local players on scholarship or preferred walk-on status at NCAA Division I Football Bowl Series schools this fall:

Update: Started his 41st consecutive game on Minnesota’s offensive line in the come-from-behind 39-38 victory over Purdue at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. ... The Gophers rushed for 285 yards and three TDs as Minnesota rallied from a 31-20 halftime deficit ... Epping said, “To be honest, that’s probably the best game I’ve ever played in.” … Wears No. 52. ... No. 24 (Coaches) Minnesota (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) plays Illinois (3-4, 1-2) in Champaign, Ill., for an 11 a.m. kick on Saturday (ESPNU).

Gordon excited that Badgers control fate

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MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon had no shame rooting for Nebraska.

The Bradford graduate and nation’s leading rusher likely doesn’t cheer often for the Cornhuskers. But Nebraska handed Northwestern its second league loss this weekend, putting Wisconsin right back into the Big Ten West race since the Badgers’ only conference loss this season was to the Wildcats.

Gordon, Epping garner ESPN mid-season honors

Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon, a Bradford graduate, was named to ESPN’s Midseason All-America Team, which was released on the organization’s college football Web page on Tuesday.

In addition, Gordon joined fellow Kenoshan Zac Epping of Minnesota on ESPN’s Midseason All-Big Ten team, which was released on the organization’s Big Ten blog.

NCAA DI Locals: Week 7 update

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A Week 7 update on all the local players on scholarship or preferred walk-on status at NCAA Division I Football Bowl Series schools this fall:

Update: Started his 40th consecutive game on Minnesota’s offensive line in a 24-17 victory over Northwestern at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. ... The left guard earned the U.S. Marine Corps Leader of the Game honor. … Wears No. 52. ... Minnesota (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) hosts Purdue (3-4, 1-2) in an 11 a.m. kick on Saturday (Big Ten Network).

Gordon’s big day propels Badgers

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MADISON (AP) — Melvin Gordon stumbled through the hole with a couple awkward steps, appearing as if he was about to fall face first into the turf.

Somehow, he kept his balance. Seconds later, Gordon completed his dash down the sideline for a 46-yard gain.

Wisconsin and Illinois deal with QB issues

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Uncertainty at quarterback this late in the season can mean problems for an offense.

Both Illinois and Wisconsin hope they can sort through their issues behind center on Saturday and prevent falling further behind in the Big Ten standings.

Waynes leading the way for Spartans

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Since being inserted into the starting lineup late in the 2012 season, Trae Waynes has been a consistent playmaker at cornerback for the vaunted Michigan State defense.

Never was the Harborside Academy graduate’s impact felt more than in the eighth-ranked Spartains’ 27-22 victory over previously undefeated Nebraska on Saturday in East Lansing, Mich.

Wisconsin concerned about QBs

MADISON (AP) — Melvin Gordon needs some help in Wisconsin’s backfield, and coach Gary Andersen is hoping someone seizes the Badgers’ unsettled quarterback spot.

So far, neither Tanner McEvoy, who won the starting job because of his threat as a runner, nor Joel Stave has been the answer, leaving the Badgers with a one-dimensional offense. Gordon, a Bradford graduate, had a career-high 259 yards rushing in Saturday’s 20-14 loss Saturday at Northwestern.

NCAA DI Locals: Week 6 update

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A Week 6 update on all the local players on scholarship or preferred walk-on status at NCAA Division I Football Bowl Series schools this fall:

Update: For the second time in three weeks Gordon eclipsed his career high in rushing yards by amassing 259 yards on 27 carries with one touchdown in a 20-14 loss at Northwestern. ... Gordon now leads the country with 174.2 rushing yards per game is in the top three in total yards (871) and yards per carry (8.3). ... He is averaging more rushing yards per game than than 65 of 125 FBS teams. ... Wears No. 25. ... Wisconsin (3-2, 0-1 Big Ten) hosts Illinois (3-3, 0-2) at 11 a.m. on Saturday in Madison (ESPN2).

Badgers waste big day by Gordon

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EVANSTON, Ill. — Melvin Gordon was great, once again. He piled up the rushing yards in another impressive performance.

Unfortunately for Gordon and No. 17 Wisconsin, the rest of the offense had a difficult day.

Gulley gets his feet wet with first touchdown for Navy

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Tremper graduate Toneo Gulley’s role with the U.S. Naval Academy’s football team continues to grow.

The sophomore slot back scored his first collegiate touchdown during Navy’s 36-27 loss to Western Kentucky last Saturday in Annapolis, Md.

Wisconsin at Northwestern

No. 17 Wisconsin (3-1, 0-0 Big Ten) at Northwestern (2-2, 1-0 Big Ten), 2:30 p.m. Saturday (ESPN2)

Series: Wisconsin leads 57-33-5.

Badgers open Big Ten play at Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. — The last time Wisconsin won at Northwestern was 1999. Ron Dayne was making his run for the Heisman Trophy and the Badgers were on the way to the Rose Bowl.

Yes, it has been that long.

Big moment in Big House for Epping, Gophers

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Four years ago, Tremper graduate Zac Epping made his first collegiate start for the University of Minnesota football team in front of more than 100,000 people at Michigan Stadium.

That may sound like a dream scenario for a young football player, getting your first start at the fabled “Big House.”

No. 17 Wisconsin looking to start faster

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MADISON (AP) — Although Wisconsin’s potent offense eventually has shifted into gear during three consecutive victories, the 17th-ranked Badgers may not be able to wait until the second half to get going when they open their Big Ten schedule at Northwestern.

Wisconsin (3-1) is ranked No. 3 in the nation in rushing with 343.3 yards per game, and the Badgers’ average of 7.04 yards per carry is the best in the country. Wisconsin, however, has not won at Ryan Field since 1999 and is facing a Northwestern defense that’s allowed just 13 points in its last two games, including a 29-6 victory at Penn State last Saturday.

NCAA DI Locals: Week 5 update

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A Week 5 update on all the local players on scholarship or preferred walk-on status at NCAA Division I Football Bowl Series schools this fall:

Update: Started his 39th consecutive game on Minnesota’s offensive line in a 30-14 victory over Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. on Saturday. ... The left guard, who is battling an ankle injury, helped David Cobb rush for 183 yards as the Gophers captured “The Little Brown Jug” trophy for just the second time since 1986. ... Wears No. 52. ... Minnesota (4-1, 1-0) has off until Northwestern comes to TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 11.

Follow the leaders

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MADISON (AP) — Melvin Gordon decided to speak up with Wisconsin off to another lackluster start.

The Badgers’ star tailback couldn’t take it anymore while jogging back to the locker room with his team tied at 3 at the half with South Florida.

South Florida (2-2) at No. 19 Wisconsin (2-1), 11 a.m. (ESPNU)

Series: First meeting.

What’s at stake: South Florida hits the road for the first time looking to build off a three-point victory over Connecticut. Wisconsin gets its last tuneup before Big Ten play begins. The Badgers have won 30 straight nonconference home games, second in the country only to LSU’s 42-game streak.

Wisconsin looks to run past South Florida

MADISON — South Florida offensive lineman Darrell Williams views Wisconsin as a model for the future for his own school’s offense.

Unfortunately for the Bulls, they have to get past the 19th-ranked Badgers today, and Camp Randall Stadium isn’t really the ideal place for South Florida to have its first road game of the season.

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Wisconsin Football Roster


    Published:

    Name Ht. Yr. Hometown (High School)

    99 Adeyanju, James DE 6-2 262 RS JR Chicago

    22 Andersen, Chasen ILB 6-0 221 FR Logan, Utah

    12 Armstrong, Thad QB 6-3 215 RS SO Ottawa, Ill.

    49 Arneson, Sam TE 6-4 244 SR Merrill, Wis.

    46 Austin, Matt ILB 6-3 218 FR Fond du Lac, Wis.

    71 Ball, Ray OL 6-7 324 RS JR Columbus, Ohio

    18 Baretz, Lance WR 5-11 195 SR Franklin, Wis.

    66 Benzschawel, Beau OL 6-6 291 FR Grafton, Wis.

    74 Biegel, Hayden OL 6-6 303 RS FR Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

    47 Biegel, Vince OLB 6-4 244 RS SO Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. Bondoc, Evan S 6-1 201 FR Madison, Wis.

    24 Brookins, Keelon S 5-10 209 RS FR St. Paul, Minn.

    17 Cadogan, Sherard OLB 6-3 232 RS SR Washington Township, N.J.

    7 Caputo, Michael S 6-1 212 RS JR Imperial, Pa.

    48 Cichy, Jack ILB 6-2 220 SO Somerset, Wis.

    6 Clement, Corey RB 5-11 217 SO Glassboro, N.J.

    19 Connelly, Ryan OLB 6-3 225 FR Eden Prairie, Minn.

    64 Connors, Brett OL 6-6 311 FR New Berlin, Wis.

    54 Costigan, Kyle OL 6-5 319 RS SR Wind Lake, Wis.

    31 Cummins, Connor WR 6-1 200 RS SR Kettering, Ohio

    28 Deal, Taiwan RB 6-0 216 FR Capitol Heights, Md.

    63 Deiter, Michael OL 6-5 317 FR Curtice, Ohio

    55 Denlinger, Trent OL 6-6 308 RS SO Cuba City, Wis.

    14 Dixon, D'Cota ILB 5-10 206 FR Oak Hill, Fla.

    3 Doe, Kenzel WR 5-8 176 SR Reidsville, N.C.

    55 Dooley, Garret DE 6-2 238 RS FR Rochester, Ill.

    89 Eckert, Sam TE 6-5 220 FR East Troy, Wis.

    53 Edwards, T.J. OLB 6-1 229 FR Lake Villa, Ill.

    37 Endicott, Andrew K 5-9 175 SO Roseville, Calif.

    86 Erickson, Alex WR 6-0 196 RS SO Darlington, Wis.

    36 Ferguson, Joe S 6-1 210 RS FR Madison, Wis.

    31 Figaro, Lubern S 6-0 179 FR Everett, Mass.

    56 Fischer, Ben LB 6-0 211 FR Crivitz, Wis.

    29 Floyd, Terrance CB 5-10 191 RS JR Boynton Beach, Fla.

    9 Fredrick, Jordan WR 6-4 214 RS JR Madison, Wis.

    48 Fumagalli, Troy TE 6-5 246 RS FR Naperville, Ill.

    10 Gaglianone, Rafael K 5-11 231 FR Sao Paulo, Brazil

    4 Gaulden, Devin CB 5-10 187 RS JR Miramar, Fla.

    68 Gault, Jaden OL 6-6 310 FR Cottage Grove, Wis.

    7 Gillins, D.J. QB 6-3 201 FR Jacksonville, Fla.

    95 Goldberg, Arthur NG 6-3 290 RS SO Mount Lebanon, Pa.

    25 Gordon, Melvin RB 6-1 213 RS JR Kenosha, Wis.

    50 Harrison, Josh OLB 6-0 223 RS SR Huber Heights, Ohio

    78 Havenstein, Rob OL 6-8 333 RS SR Mount Airy, Md.

    41 Hayes, Jesse OLB 6-3 229 RS JR Cincinnati, Ohio

    72 Hemer, Ben OL 6-4 274 RS FR Medford, Wis.

    45 Herring, Warren NG 6-3 294 RS SR Fairview Heights, Ill.

    5 Hillary, Darius CB 5-11 188 RS JR Cincinnati, Ohio

    96 Hirschfeld, Billy DE 6-6 271 FR Okauchee, Wis.

    13 Houston, Bart QB 6-4 218 RS SO Dublin, Calif.

    27 Hudson, Austin DB 6-2 205 FR Tampa, Fla.

    27 Jackson, Vonte S 6-1 200 RS SO Kenosha, Wis.

    32 Jacobs, Leon OLB 6-2 230 SO Santa Clarita, Calif.

    12 Jamerson, Natrell WR 5-11 180 FR Ocala, Fla.

    6 James, Alec DE 6-3 259 RS FR Brookfield, Wis.

    21 Jean, Peniel CB 5-11 194 RS SR West Palm Beach, Fla.

    1 Jordan, A.J. CB 6-0 190 RS JR Dayton, Ohio

    75 Kapoi, Micah OL 6-4 323 FR Kapolei, Hawaii

    93 Keefer, Jake DE 6-3 269 RS JR Woodville, Wis.

    39 Kelliher, Brady LS 6-8 247 RS FR Sussex, Wis.

    22 Kinlaw, Caleb RB 5-9 180 FR Goose Creek, S.C.

    30 Landisch, Derek ILB 6-0 231 SR Nashotah, Wis.

    73 Lewallen, Dallas OL 6-6 321 RS SR Berlin, Wis.

    16 Love, Reggie WR 6-3 214 RS SO Boynton Beach, Fla.

    84 Maly, Austin TE 6-5 250 RS JR Waunakee, Wis.

    61 Marz, Tyler OL 6-5 321 RS JR Springfield, Minn.

    52 Maxwell, Jacob OL 6-6 295 FR Greendale, Wis.

    5 McEvoy, Tanner QB 6-6 222 RS JR Hillsdale, N.J.

    56 McGuire, James LS 6-0 216 RS SR St. Paul, Minn.

    69 McNamara, Aidan OL 6-4 315 RS FR Madison, Wis.

    90 Meyer, Drew P 6-3 187 RS JR Hartland, Wis.

    19 Musso, Leo S 5-10 194 RS SO Waunakee, Wis.

    38 Neuville, Zander LB 6-5 226 FR Waupaca, Wis.

    34 Obasih, Chikwe DE 6-2 268 RS FR Brookfield, Wis.

    18 Ogunbowale, Dare CB 5-11 188 RS SO Milwaukee, Wis.

    58 Panos, George OL 6-5 301 FR Hartland, Wis.

    92 Patterson, Jeremy NG 6-3 326 FR Screven, Ga.

    11 Peavy, Jazz WR 6-0 187 RS FR Kenosha, Wis.

    20 Ramesh, Austin RB 6-1 247 RS FR Land O' Lakes, Wis.

    11 Reynard, T.J. CB 5-9 175 JR Virginia Beach, Va.

    38 Rosowski, P.J. P 6-3 186 FR Stoughton, Wis.

    57 Ruechel, Ben ILB 6-2 224 RS SR Oconto, Wis.

    17 Rushing, George WR 6-1 190 FR Miramar, Fla.

    97 Russell, Jack K 6-0 176 JR Waunakee, Wis.

    10 Sanders, Krenwick WR 6-1 193 FR Jesup, Ga.

    76 Schmidt, Logan OL 6-4 300 RS SO Gotham, Wis.

    58 Schobert, Joe ILB 6-2 240 JR Waukesha, Wis.

    49 Schweitzer, Justin OLB 6-1 208 FR Silver Lake, Wis.

    14 Senger, Connor QB 5-10 183 RS FR Milwaukee, Wis.

    94 Sheehy, Conor DE 6-5 279 FR Milwaukee, Wis.

    8 Shelton, Sojourn CB 5-9 178 SO Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

    36 Spurling, D.J. FB 5-10 212 RS FR Slinger, Wis.

    2 Stave, Joel QB 6-5 220 RS JR Greenfield, Wis.

    44 Steffes, Eric TE 6-3 259 RS SO Mount Calvary, Wis.

    82 Stengel, Jake WR 6-3 203 RS JR Sheboygan, Wis.

    26 Straus, Derek FB 6-0 230 RS JR Waunakee, Wis.

    25 Tindal, Derrick CB 5-11 174 FR Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

    46 Traylor, Austin TE 6-3 248 RS JR Columbus, Ohio

    59 Trotter, Marcus ILB 6-0 226 RS SR Racine, Wis.

    43 Trotter, Michael ILB 6-0 220 RS SR Racine, Wis.

    60 Udelhoven, Connor LS 5-11 211 RS SO St. Paul, Minn.

    70 Voltz, Dan OL 6-3 311 RS SO Barrington, Ill.

    34 Watt, Derek FB 6-2 236 RS JR Pewaukee, Wis.

    42 Watt, T.J. TE 6-5 247 RS FR Pewaukee, Wis.

    15 Wheelwright, Robert WR 6-2 201 SO Columbus, Ohio

    62 Williams, Walker OL 6-7 320 RS SO Tacoma, Wash.

    91 Zagzebski, Konrad DE 6-3 277 RS SR Weston, Wis.

Wisconsin schedule and results


    Published:

    Aug. 30 — LSU 28, Wisconsin 24

    Sept. 6 — Wisconsin 37, Western Illinois 3

    Sept. 20 — Wisconsin 68, Bowling Green 17

    Sept. 27 — Wisconsin 27, South Florida 10

    Oct. 4 — Northwestern 20, Wisconsin 14

    Oct. 11 — Wisconsin 38, Illinois 28

    Oct. 25 — Wisconsin 52, Maryland 7

    Nov. 1 — at Rutgers, 11 a.m.

    Nov. 8 — at Purdue, TBA

    Nov. 15 — Nebraska, TBA

    Nov. 22 — at Iowa, TBA

    Nov. 29 — Minnesota, TBA

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