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Gordon, Schobert named Big Ten Players of Week

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Following his FBS record-breaking performance against Nebraska, Melvin Gordon was named the Big Ten's Offensive Player of the Week. Joe Schobert was also named the conference's Defensive Player of the Week as he tallied 11 tackles, 2.5 for loss.

Offensive Player of the Week
Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
Jr., RB, Kenosha, Wis./Bradford

•           Set a school, Big Ten and Football Bowl Subdivision record with 408 rushing yards on 25 carries, including four touchdowns, as Wisconsin defeated nationally ranked Nebraska
•           Recorded four carries of at least 40 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown run in the second quarter
•           Averaged 16.3 yards per carry, improving his nation-leading average to 8.56 yards per attempt
•           Earns the third Offensive Player of the Week award of his career and second this season
•           Last Wisconsin Offensive Player of the Week: Corey Clement (Nov. 3, 2014)



Defensive Player of the Week
Joe Schobert, Wisconsin
Jr., LB, Waukesha, Wis./Waukesha West

•           Registered 11 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery to guide Wisconsin to a win over  nationally ranked Nebraska
•           His 11 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss were both career highs while the fumble recovery was the first of his career
•           Led the way as the Badgers held the Huskers to 180 yards of offense, more than 300 yards below their average entering the contest
•           Claims his first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
•           Last Wisconsin Defensive Player of the Week: Vince Biegel (Nov. 10, 2014)

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