staff, September 1, 2014

If you were wondering why Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon only got two carries in the fourth quarter Saturday night vs. LSU in Houston, there's a reason. Gary Andersen told reporters Monday that Gordon was dealing with a hip flexor. That not only explains the two carries but why he was caught from behind on a big run to open the second half.

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Gordon says he's healthy and ready to play Saturday vs. Western Illinois.

He also said the coaching staff was looking out for what was best for him.