Top 10 Wisconsin Football Plays of the Year

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No. 10: Gordon grabs a TD

Nov 8, 2014; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon (25) leaps to the end zone for a touchdown against the Purdue Boilermakers in the first half at Ross Ade Stadium. Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 10 play on our countdown features the hands and feet of Melvin Gordon.

Wisconsin’s offense had a slow start in its second straight road conference game of the season at Purdue.

Leading the Boilermakers 10-6 midway through the second quarter, the Badgers capped a 10-play, 90-yard drive with a 27-yard touchdown strike from Joel Stave to Gordon.

Gordon came out of the backfield, caught the ball just inside the 10-yard line, and hurdled into the endzone, avoiding a defender while staying inside the pylon – simultaneously creating a poster-worthy photo-op and scoring a TD for Wisconsin.

The Badgers added another score before the end of the half, and went on to defeat Purdue 34-16.

Next: No. 9: McEvoy read-option opens up Iowa game