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Gordon ready to run on Northwestern


MADISON (WKOW) -- Melvin Gordon is used to being on the move. Yet, all he could do was sit and watch in the fourth quarter as his Badgers fell to Ohio State two weeks ago.

Gordon has done a lot of sitting since that game. Now, he's ready to move again. The Badgers star sophomore has returned to practice after missing some time with that minor knee injury that forced him out of the Ohio State game late in the third quarter. Gordon insists his knee is fine. He is healthy and motivated after only rushing for 74 yards against the Buckeyes.

"Running backs didn't play up to our potential at that Ohio State game. Obviously, some guys stepped up and did some big things for us, but I felt like if we were able to help, we probably could have came out victorious or had a better shot. So, we've got to come out this game ready."

Even after missing a quarter of action, Gordon is still leading the Big Ten in rushing with 139.6 yards per game. He ranks eighth in the nation in yards per game. He is ripping off 10.3 yards per carry. That is the second best average in the nation.

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