Recap: Rutgers vs. Wisconsin
Piscataway, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Melvin Gordon eclipsed the century mark for the sixth straight game as he ran for 128 yards and two touchdowns, and the Wisconsin Badgers blanked Rutgers, 37-0, in a Big Ten Conference clash at High Point Solutions Stadium.
Corey Clement carried 14 times for a game-high 131 yards and two more scores to help the Badgers (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten) become bowl eligible for the 13th straight season, the longest active streak among Big Ten members.
The Scarlet Knights (5-4, 1-4) were held to 139 yards of total offense in their homecoming. They have now lost three straight and remain one win shy of becoming bowl eligible for the ninth time in 10 seasons.
Wisconsin's A.J. Jordan blocked a punt at the Rutgers 20 at the 4:19 mark of the first quarter. Three plays later, Gordon crossed the goal line on a 13- yard run to stake the Badgers a 7-0 lead.
Clement extended the lead to 14-0 on a 43-yard touchdown run with 9:36 to play in the second quarter.
Badgers kicker Rafael Gaglianone tacked on two field goals (32, 27) late in the half to send Wisconsin into the locker room with a 20-0 lead at the break.
Gordon broke free for a 51-yard TD scamper on Wisconsin's first offensive play of the second half to make it a 27-0 game.
A 46-yarder by Gaglianone midway through the third quarter made it 30-0, and then Clement scored his second TD on a 36-yard run in the fourth to account for the final margin.
The shutout loss was Rutgers' first since 2002. For Wisconsin, the win was the team's first in three tries outside of Camp Randall Stadium this season.Game Notes