Wisconsin Football: Over/Under Stat Projections for Melvin Gordon in 2014

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Wisconsin Football: Over/Under Stat Projections for Melvin Gordon in 2014
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Melvin Gordon comes into the 2014 season as a Heisman candidate.

In what seems like a regular thing at this point, the Wisconsin football team has a Heisman Trophy candidate in its backfield. This year, as well as last year, it's Melvin Gordon. And without James White coming in and "stealing" carries from the talented junior from Kenosha, Wisconsin, this could very well be the season that Gordon at least makes it to New York.

Though Gordon struggles in pass protection at times while also providing little help as a receiving threat, this is something he has worked on throughout the offseason, with ESPN's Adam Rittenberg reporting, "Gordon remained [after a spring workout], running routes and catching passes from walk-on quarterback Thad Armstrong."

With the hope that Gordon improves in the passing game, let's take a look at the over/under for just how good Gordon can be this season now that he is the clear No. 1 back for the Badgers with an outstanding line in front of him.  

As a baseline, take a look at the table below to see his stats from his freshman and sophomore campaigns. Also keep in mind that Gordon played in three games in 2011—though it didn't count against his eligibility—amassing 98 yards on 20 carries to go with a touchdown.

Year Attempts Yards Touchdowns Average Long
2013 206 1,609 12 7.8 80
2012 62 621 3 10.0 60
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