How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 11

Melvin Gordon gets past the Iowa defense on a run to the left and outside to score a touchdown.

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An interesting thing occurred for Wisconsin against Iowa last Saturday. The Badgers handed the ball off 33 times and Melvin Gordon received 31 of those. The other two hand-offs both lost yards.

Yes, Tanner McEvoy also ran the ball, but, as mentioned way back in the beginning, I don’t track QB runs as they can come on scrambles and such, plus sacks count as rush yards. Maybe that’s something to change in the future.

Speaking of McEvoy, for the second straight week he didn’t attempt a pass.

So welcome to the exclusive Melvin Gordon and Joel Stave edition of how they ran and passed. (OK, I’ve also included penalties again this week at the bottom.)

Run vs. Iowa

  GORDON TOTALS*
LI RUSH 8 8
LI YDS 110 110
LI AVG 13.75 13.75
LO RUSH 9 9
LO YDS 60 60
LO AVG 6.67 6.67
LW RUSH 0 0
LW YDS 0 0
LW AVG n/a n/a
MID RUSH 1 2
MID YDS -1 -2
MID AVG -1.00 -1.00
RI RUSH 6 6
RI YDS 10 10
RI AVG 1.67 1.67
RO RUSH 6 6
RO YDS 21 21
RO AVG 3.50 3.50
RW RUSH 0 1
RW YDS 0 -4
RW AVG n/a -4.00

* – Includes one rush by Corey Clement up the middle for -1 yards and one rush wide right by Kenzel Doe for -4 yards.

Run (season/Gordon only this week)

  GORDON TOTALS**
LI RUSH 43 79
LI YDS 342 571
LI AVG 7.95 7.23
LO RUSH 71 99
LO YDS 670 839
LO AVG 9.44 8.47
LW RUSH 4 13
LW YDS 103 226
LW AVG 25.75 17.38
MID RUSH 24 39
MID YDS 148 197
MID AVG 6.17 5.05
RI RUSH 57 88
RI YDS 258 433
RI AVG 4.53 4.92
RO RUSH 49 90
RO YDS 526 838
RO AVG 10.73 9.31
RW RUSH 4 20
RW YDS 62 167
RW AVG 15.50 8.35

** – Includes rushes from Corey Clement, Kenzel Doe, Alex Erickson, Natrell Jamerson, Reggie Love, Dare Ogunbowale, George Rushing and D.J. Spurling.

Pass vs. Iowa (Joel Stave)

PLAYER TARGETED CATCHES INC/PEN
Arneson 4 3  
Doe 1 1  
Erickson 4 2  
Fumagalli 1 1  
Gordon 4 4  
Traylor 1   1
TOTALS 15 11 1

Pass (season/Stave)

PLAYER TARGETED CATCHES DROPS INT INC/PEN
Arenson 20 13 1 2 1
Clement 5 4      
Doe 13 8     1
Erickson 31 15 2 1  
Fredrick 15 10      
Fumagalli 10 6 1    
Gordon 9 6 2    
Love 1 1      
Ramesh 1 1      
Rushing 6 3   1  
Sanders 1 1      
Thrown away 3        
Traylor 3   1   1
Watt 1        
Wheelwright 2   1    
TOTALS 121 68 8 4 3

Penalties

PLAYER GAME PENALTY YARDS TEAM
Arneson LSU false start 5 off
Arneson Rutgers false start 5 off
Arneson LSU holding 6 off
Arneson Purdue substitution infraction 5 off
Baretz Northwestern illegal block 6 st
Biegel W. Illinois personal foul 15 def
Costigan Nebraska holding 10 off
Costigan Nebraska holding 10 off
Costigan Northwestern holding 10 off
Costigan South Florida holding 10 off
Costigan W. Illinois personal foul 9 off
Erickson Bowling Green holding 10 off
Erickson W. Illinois illegal block 15 st
Fumagalli Northwestern holding 10 st
Fumagalli Rutgers holding 10 off
Fumagalli South Florida holding offset off
Fumagalli Maryland pass interference declined off
Gaulden Bowling Green pass interference 15 def
Gaulden LSU pass interference 15 def
Goldberg Northwestern facemask 8 def
Gordon Maryland false start 5 off
Gordon Nebraska false start 5 off
Gordon Purdue tripping 15 off
Havenstein W. Illinois false start 5 off
Havenstein Northwestern holding declined off
Hillary Iowa pass interference 15 def
Hillary Iowa pass interference 15 def
Jamerson Bowling Green illegal block 10 st
Jean Purdue facemask 15 def
Lewallan Maryland holding declined off
Lewallan Rutgers holding 10 off
Lewallan Iowa ineligible downfield 5 off
Marz Iowa holding 10 off
Marz South Florida holding offset off
Meyer Purdue delay of game 5 st
Obasih Illinois personal foul 15 def
Rushing South Florida false start 5 off
Schobert Iowa roughing the kicker 5 st
Shelton Nebraska holding 10 def
Shelton Rutgers holding 10 st
Shelton Bowling Green pass interference 15 def
Shelton Illinois pass interference 8 def
Shelton Illinois pass interference 15 def
Shelton Illinois pass interference 15 def
Shelton Maryland pass interference 15 def
Shelton Nebraska pass interference 15 def
Stave Northwestern delay of game 5 off
Stave Rutgers delay of game 5 off
Team Nebraska 12 men on the field 5 def
Team Iowa delay of game 5 off
Team Rutgers delay of game 5 st
Team Bowling Green sideline interference 5 other
Traylor Iowa false start 5 off
Traylor Northwestern holding 10 off
Traylor South Florida holding 10 off
Voltz Rutgers clipping 10 off

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