Wisconsin Football: 2015 Season Predictions

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Corey Clement fights through a tackle attempt against Minnesota. Jim Oxley photo

Will Corey Clement be invited to New York as a Heisman Finalist?

Rayan: I can’t see it. Corey Clement is a very, very good running back. Unfortunately, there are more recognizable running backs on better teams, like Georgia’s Nick Chubb, Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliot, and Alabama’s Derek Henry. In addition, this is Wisconsin’s worst offensive line in years. If Clement shines against Alabama’s tremendous run defense, he’ll have a much better chance. I wouldn’t count on it though.

Jim: This is a tough one. I think Corey Clement is set for a great season, but it takes something special to get to New York. Melvin Gordon was the runner-up last year after one of the best seasons in college football history, and prior to his runner-up season, no running back finished better than third after Mark Ingram‘s Heisman season in 2009. Clement will have a great season, but I don’t foresee him making it to New York.

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  • Erik: I do not think Corey Clement will be among the finalists for the Heisman Trophy in New York City. The Badgers have questions on the offensive line with injuries and a lack of depth. Also, Clement’s preseason hype isn’t as great as Melvin Gordon’s was last season. I think there are other players in college football that will be noticed more than Clement this season.

    Taylor: Corey Clement will have a great season, but it won’t be nearly enough to be considered a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. There’s a couple of guys from Ohio State to get through not to mention a slew of quarterbacks and running backs that will make better cases. A young, inexperienced line that has been beat up throughout fall camp will make it difficult for Clement to put up eye-popping numbers this year.

    Jon: No. Clement doesn’t have the name draw as Melvin Gordon does, plus anything less than 2,500 yards by a Wisconsin RB will be seen as a let down. If he eclipses Barry Sanders he’s a shoe-in for the hardware, but as Gordon proved last year, getting near isn’t good enough.

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