How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 13

BY Dave Heller • December 9, 2014

Yeah, I know you'd just as soon as forget about Satuday's debacle than be reminded of it. But that's the thing about a weekly feature -- you do it every week.

One thing from this past game: Melvin Gordon was given an additional 7 yards lost after he fumbled. Wisconsin had the ball at the 12 and Gordon lost a yard and fumbled. Joey Bosa picked it up at the 4. In accordance with NCAA rules, Gordon, despite not having the ball, is charged with that 7-yard loss difference.

Via Wisconsin, here is the rule as per page 12 of the NCAA Football Statisticians' Manual (Section 13, Article 1):

"On any play terminated by a fumble, the yards involved to the point of recovery are credited to the player who fumbled, regardless of which team recovers the fumble."

So there you have it.

From my perspecitve, Gordon never had the ball. Should he be docked those yards in my totals? Seems strange. So for now, I am only crediting him with a 1-yard loss for this purpose. If you object, feel free to let me know. I welcome all comments!

Now the numbers:

Run vs. Ohio State

  GORDON CLEMENT TOTALS*
LI RUSH 4 0 4
LI YDS 9 0 9
LI AVG 2.25 n/a 2.25
LO RUSH 5 0 5
LO YDS 18 0 18
LO AVG 3.60 n/a 3.60
LW RUSH 2 0 2
LW YDS 6 0 6
LW AVG 3.00 n/a 3.00
MID RUSH 3 2 5
MID YDS 22 7 29
MID AVG 7.33 3.50 5.80
RI RUSH 1 2 3
RI YDS 6 5 11
RI AVG 6.00 2.50 3.67
RO RUSH 10 1 11
RO YDS 13 2 15
RO AVG 1.30 2.00 1.36
RW RUSH 1 0 3
RW YDS 9 0 19
RW AVG 9.00 n/a 6.33

* - Includes one carry from Kenzel Doe (right outside for 6 yards) and Alex Erickson (left outside for 4 yards)

Run (season)

  GORDON CLEMENT TOTALS**
LI RUSH 54 24 91
LI YDS 386 146 619
LI AVG 7.15 6.08 6.80
LO RUSH 81 23 111
LO YDS 700 154 884
LO AVG 8.64 6.70 7.96
LW RUSH 6 1 16
LW YDS 109 7 263
LW AVG 18.17 7.00 16.44
MID RUSH 31 18 51
MID YDS 205 111 324
MID AVG 6.61 6.17 6.35
RI RUSH 66 28 101
RI YDS 307 161 500
RI AVG 4.65 5.75 4.95
RO RUSH 64 33 106
RO YDS 565 257 879
RO AVG 8.83 7.79 8.29
RW RUSH 5 4 29
RW YDS 71 8 184
RW AVG 14.20 2.00 6.34

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

Pass vs. Ohio State (Joel Stave)

PLAYER TARGETED CATCHES DROPS INT
Arneson 4 2    
Clement 3 2    
Doe 6 3   1
Erickson 16 7 1 1
Fredrick 1      
Fumagalli 6 2    
Gordon 2      
Thrown away 1      
Traylor 1 1    
Watt 2      
Wheelwright 1     1
TOTALS 43 17 1 3

Pass (season/Stave)

PLAYER TARGETED CATCHES DROPS INT INC/PEN
Arenson 27 17 1 2 1
Clement 9 7      
Doe 19 11   1 1
Erickson 57 27 3 2 2
Fredrick 16 10      
Fumagalli 19 8 1    
Gordon 13 8 2    
Love 1 1      
Ramesh 1 1      
Rushing 6 3   1  
Sanders 1 1      
Thrown away 4        
Traylor 4 1 1   1
Watt 3        
Wheelwright 4 1 1 1  
TOTALS 184 96 9 7 5

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