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PHOTO BY UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN ATHLETICS

Bradford graduate Melvin Gordon (25) scores on a 26-yard run to set the NCAA single-game rushing record with 408 yards in Wisconsin’s 59-24 win over Nebraska on Nov. 15, 2014 in Madison.

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PHOTO BY UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN ATHLETICS

Bradford graduate Melvin Gordon (25) scores on a 26-yard run to set the NCAA single-game rushing record with 408 yards in Wisconsin’s 59-24 win over Nebraska on Nov. 15, 2014 in Madison.

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This Date in Kenosha Sports History: November 15, 2014

Gordon runs wild

This Date in Kenosha Sports History: November 15, 2014

On this day, Kenosha’s Melvin Gordon had a game to remember in Wisconsin’s 59-24 trouncing of Nebraska before 89,539 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.

The Bradford graduate rushed for an NCAA record 408 yards in just three quarters as the Outback Bowl-bound Badgers improved to 8-2.

Gordon’s 62-yard TD run in the second quarter, one of his three scores, ignited a 56-0 run as part of a performance which made the junior running back one of the favorites in the Heisman Trophy race.

Gordon’s perch atop the NCAA’s single-game rushing list lasted all of seven days. The following week Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine broke Gordon’s mark by rushing for 427 yards in a 44-7 victory over Kansas in Norman, Okla.

Note: Gordon is in his sixth NFL season and his first as a member of the Denver Broncos.

— David Marran