Iowa City, IA (SportsNetwork.com) – Melvin Gordon rushed for two touchdowns as
14th-ranked Wisconsin held off a charge from a plucky Iowa team for a 26-24
win on Saturday.
The victory sets up a showdown against Minnesota next Saturday in Madison,
with the winner securing the Big Ten West title and a spot in the conference
Gordon finished with 200 yards on 31 carries, tying Ron Dayne’s single-season
Big Ten rushing record of 2,109 yards set in 1996. Gordon broke the FBS
single-game rushing record a week ago with 408 yards against Nebraska, but
Oklahoma true freshman Samaje Perine eclipsed his mark with 427 yards on
Joel Stave completed 11-of-14 passes for 139 yards and scrambled 12 yards for
a key third down late in the fourth quarter as Wisconsin (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten)
won its sixth straight game.
Jake Rudock threw two touchdown passes and added a score on the ground for
Iowa (7-4, 4-3).