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Sports Illustrated confuses Melvin Gordon with Badgers backup


Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon is one of the nation's most well-known players. He's on a pace to set the FBS single-season rushing record and is one of the leading contenders for the Heisman.

Well, he's well-known to everyone except Sports Illustrated, which evidently doesn't know who he is.

Dare Ogunbowale (unlike "Melvin Gordon," it's a tough name to pronounce: DAR-ay oh-goon-bo-WALL-ay) is a sophomore who is the Badgers' third-team tailback. He has rushed for 193 yards and a TD this season, which would be roughly a game's worth of work for Gordon, who has 2,260 yards and 26 touchdowns.

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Gordon and the Badgers play Ohio State on Saturday in Indianapolis in the Big Ten championship game. Gordon wears No. 25, by the way, and Ogunbowale wears No. 23.

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