5 Reasons Why The Badgers Will Pull The Upset Over LSU Tonight

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Nov 9, 2013; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon (25) carries the football between Brigham Young Cougars defensive back

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(4) and linebacker

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(5) during the second quarter at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

1. Melvin %$&#@$% Gordon

Wisconsin’s starting running back is going to show the entire country why he is the greatest running back in college football. After tonight his Heisman campaign is going to be surging at full-force. Last year he ran for 1609 yards and 12 touchdowns as a backup. That’s right, as a backup. This year he is the man, he is the motor that will make Wisconsin go. He’ll be running behind an even better offensive line than last year, and beside a more dangerous quarterback. Not to mention, his backup Corey Clement is poised to be the best running back in the Big Ten once Gordon leaves Madison. This isn’t hyperbole, Clement will be an absolute star once he gets his chance to start.

Gordon is hungry and he’s ready to prove why he’s the best. He’s looking to show everyone why he skipped the NFL draft even though he was told that he’d be the first running back selected. He wanted to come back to Madison for one more year knowing that he had a chance to accomplish something great. That quest begins tonight under the lights in Houston, with thousands screaming in person, and millions more watching at home. He may go down as one of the all-time great running backs in Wisconsin history. A history which boasts two Heisman Trophy winning running backs (Alan Ameche and Ron Dayne) and the NCAA’s all-time leader in touchdowns in Montee Ball. Tonight he will show LSU why he is the best back in the nation while he leads Wisconsin to huge victory.

On Wisconsin.