Gordon, No. 25 Wisconsin hold off Purdue

West Lafayette, IN (SportsNetwork.com) – Melvin Gordon rushed for 205 yards
and a touchdown and No. 25 Wisconsin beat Purdue 34-16 on Saturday.

Joel Stave passed for 219 yards and two touchdowns in the win, most of it in
the first half as the Badgers (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten) played their first game as a
ranked team in over a month.

They overcame a shaky start to the second half, which included Gordon’s fumble
and failed fourth-down run and a near onside kick recovery by the Boilermakers
after Austin Appleby’s 79-yard touchdown pass to Akeem Hunt got them within

Appleby passed for 204 yards for Purdue (3-7, 1-5), which has lost three in a

The Badgers have won four in a row since falling to Northwestern on Oct. 4.
They have beaten Purdue nine straight times, including six in a row in West